Black and White Photography
Black and White photography means something different to everyone and has many different definitions and ‘types’ such as grayscale and monochrome. So, for the purpose of this blog (and since I’m not a boffin on the subject) I’m going to keep it very simple, sharing all the tips I’ve learned.
When in Doubt, Ask for Help
I prefer using reference images I find on sites such as Pinterest and photos the models send me. Based on those images I will the try to recreate the photograph as best I can but adding a little personal twist to it. Like it’s said, a true artist doesn’t copy, he steals! Since I don’t know a whole lot about lighting, asking for help from people that know more about the topic is the best option. Luckily I have a few friends and colleagues here at Outdoorphoto who are always happy to help and I try to take notes of how and why they do things. To be honest, sometimes I get so preoccupied with doing the prep work that I completely forget to take note of what they do with the lighting. Other times, I’ve learned that simply playing around with the light and modifiers teaches you a lot and can give you great results.