Do you like turning your photography black and white? Why?
I have an addiction with black and white photos I am not saying I do not enjoy color but I just think black and white makes everything look so much more awesome. What are your thoughts on color and B & W.
It depends on the mode. Sometimes I will do it for fun, just to see what it looks like. Abandoned building or foggy days sometimes call for a nice B&W treatment.
If I am doing portraits, I always save a copy in color, and on in B&W, just so that the client has the option of each one.
Depends on the photograph. Some pictures beg to be in black and white while others scream leave me alone. Ive found that the simpler photos look better in B&W. To much in the photo makes it look crammed and junkie, but the main reason i would convert to B&W is that is simplifies an already simplistic photo and for some reason draws more attention to the subject.
One graphic technique for high definition colour works like this: You take a very high resolution black and white (grey-scale) image, and overlay a low resolution image that contains colours. The result looks like a very high resolution colour image but in digital form, it requires a lot less storage space than an equivalent high-resolution colour image. Now, the reason for this is because most of a picture's information is conveyed by value. In art, we deem 'value' to be the amount of light that an area reflects. Our eyes and brain are set up to interpret value very well. A low resolution swash of translucent colour over this adds hue without affecting the relative values too mush. Your impression of sharpness is not affected significantly. This means that our native appreciation of an image is highly dependent on value, not hue. This is why black and white photos can look very nice.
Sometimes, depending on the subject, mood, balance, weight and composition, a good black and white image can wash away value-distraction imposed by hue and deliver an impressive image that somehow out-shines its colour equivalent.
Additionally, there is a nostalgic theme to black and white photography because of the history of photographic tools and techniques.
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