What is the chief medium, color or black and white film or digital are subjective questions, no definative answers. What works in one situation may not be terrible in another. Sporting events are one example of a situation where the color of the Chief. Landscapes and portrature can go in any case. Black-and-white landscape, you can save images from overburdened by excessive color. Everything boils down to the implementation and execution.
Why is Black and White?
Large novel in any way express my profound ideas, ways that go beyond a simple statement of fact. One need only think of Upton Sinclair in “jungle”, or Harriet Beecher Stowe in “Uncle Tom Hut.” Just as the great ideas are sometimes the most strongly expressed through fiction, the best black-and-white photographs show a more profound truth, madonna pictures for example. Black and white allows the photographer as an artist to identify the world invisible to the naked eye. In black and white, abstract forms, the contrast and recurring patterns have a psychological impact, and dignity is often unrealized in color. When the beauty of the general office of the item comes through photos, photography becomes art.
Photography began as a black and white, or, more specifically monochrome. Not all the early images were indeed black and white. Many brownish tinge (sepia), and others are even hints of blue when the cyanotype process was employed.
If a relatively young art form, you can talk about the “classical” period, it would probably be a time when monochrome was the only option. Fist art photographs is considered to be all black and white. I suspect this may allow the psychological expectations of what a classic picture will look like this. Achieving timeless look much more to do with why many of the masters of photography continue to work in this environment. From a purely technical point of view, black and white just longer. Even the best color prints degrade over time.
Due to, I can not explain some things just look better in black and white. My personal rule, while preserving photos ……” If in doubt, throw it. ” One last thing I do before deleting images, is the transformation of his black and white. Most of them still get thrown out, but often enough to keep me doing this, I am appalled by the fact that I see in black and white. Ho-hum color image suddenly has indefinable, what makes it a keeper. I thought long and hard, like, why this should be so. I do not have any answers.
I should note that most of my work in color. I love flowers, and it probably always will be my main tool. There are times, however, when black and white stands out. If you ever tried to do serious landscape photography, you know, one of the most important issues of the sky becomes law. The best song in the world will not compensate the white sky, that the reason that many of my photos have hit the circular file. Set against the sky exposure meter can go a long way to prevent this problem, but this method is not clear. On the overcast day, measuring against the sky, you can bring in other features too dark.
This is less problems with digital photography, especially when shooting in the RAW, but it could be a serious problem with the film. Black and White offers a solution to this problem. If your digital camera can capture in black and white, all means use it. Shooting in black and white mode, how to add depth and quality of lacking the color when you remove from your computer. Even worse time for the installation of the counter against the sky in the summer afternoon, as the time of the wavelength of light, are the most limited. Every photographer knows, opened the best of times hours after sunrise and before sunset. Unfortunately, we do not always enjoy the luxury of hanging around until the conditions are perfect.
The next time you’re faced with this situation, try black and white with a red filter. Ansel Adams used this method, and if Ansel did it, it should be good enough for everyone. The red filter turns out that the whitish noon in the sky is dark, lovely gray black and white. Dark red filter, the dark sky. In black and white, the sky looks as if he was deeply in dark blue, and there will be no wiser. Some large, puffy cumulus clouds will make it even better. If you have an opportunity to look at a collection of Ansel Adams photos, pay attention to how he often used clouds to great effect.