Black and white

One aspect in photography that I like the most. Black and white.

Why black and white ?

One of the most popular subject in photography ? Black and white. Why ? Simply because it does not care about the colours. It focuses on what is important, shapes, lines, textures.

Ravintola market
Ravintola Market in Helsinki, photo in black and white

There are two ways to achieve a B&W photograph, either you shot in full colour mode or you chose to directly shoot in black and white. I don’t have any prefered option. But I must admit one thing, it is suprising how a picture, once turned in black and white, can reveal its full potential.

 

Muse market
Station
The Angel of Powserscourt

The archeology museum of Dublin

Colour no longer distracts

You can draw the attention easier. Making the eye focus on the lines and on the geometry of the picture.

Lines and numbers in black and white, Helsinki