… or so some may have thought at one time. So how does someone who has grown up in technicolor and who stops in their tracks for bright bold color . . .
learn to see in Black & White?
I love B&W photography and there are photographers whose B&W images will stop me just as hard, both from the past when that was the only option to the present and B&W photography like that by Cole Thompson. A powerful or even serene black and white image does not need color to draw you in or set the mood. This is all accomplished using shapes & elements, contrast, composition and, of course, light. But even though I know of these key points, seeing them, for me, in B&W can be a challenge.
So I’ve recently gone back to the proverbial drawing board… again. Rewind about five years ago, I took a B&W film photography course (wow, that was five years ago already!) and even then, according to my post at that time, I struggled a bit. So, I guess it’s not surprising that I quickly gravitate back to all things color. However, like Jenny here,
Til next time,