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Black and white photography is a suitable technique for many nature scenes. It requires a particular frame of mind. A black and white photograph should be prepared and planned from the framing to the post-processing on a computer. However, black and white photography is also a separate discipline within photography which enables a photographer to express emotions that he cannot convey through color photographs.
The choice of black and white
A black and white photograph immediately displays the point of interest. The viewer’s gaze is guided by geometric shapes, lines, and the contrast between light and dark. These elements will enable the viewer to read the message that the photographer wants to convey. A simpler way of expressing this idea is to say that a black and white photograph can go straight to the point to deliver a key message.
Black and white photography is primarily creative expression because it does not show a true picture of reality, which is in color. A black and white photo has one purpose: to convey the message that the photographer wants to send clearly, without frills.
Black and white is the basic language of a photographer. The elements that he can use to deliver his message are shapes, textures, lines, and perspectives. He returns to the basics of photography. In black and white photography, the photographer reveals raw emotions.
Black and white is a magical creative technique because it is timeless. it is not possible to give an exact date. Black and white is timeless.
For us, black and white became a way to create photographs that will live on through the years and survive changing fashions.