Lesson 7 - Black and White photography
Most cameras have a black and white setting. I put this lesson after the lighting lesson, as black and white photos along with use of lighting can create some beautiful images.
Black and white is my favourite. I love the mood it creates, the classic look, I find it nostalgic and cool and warming at the same time.
I usually go into a photo session knowing if I'm doing it as black and white photo shoot, or colour, but sometimes I come across a colour photo and know that it would look awesome in black and white and go with it. As these lessons are about learning as your playing and experimenting, I tell my class, if they feel they want to go black and white anytime during the whole course, then they can.
Things to consider for black and white photography:
Facial expressions and textures also stand out in black and white.
Take 3 different scened photos in colour and after taking the shot in colour, take it again in black and white. Compare and take note of how each changed. Did the mood of the photo change? Did you focus on something different or did you notice different things within the photos?