Black and White Coming Back Strong

February 27, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

BLACK AND WHITE

Black and White (b&w) photos are making a comeback – not that they were ever really gone, but there’s resurgence in this classic form of photography.

I noticed that in the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, a prestigious international photo competition, many of the entries making it to the “shortlist” are in b&w.  And they look outstanding!

So how does this relate to wedding photography and how your wedding photos would look in b&w?

First of all remember that in this wonderful digital age all your wedding day images are recorded as color. And any of these images can be creatively converted to b&w.

To me, b&w photos have a look of added drama, the one step beyond our world of full-color reality, which makes the image more emotional.

There’s something about the capturing, or converting, of an image in shades of white to grays to black that moves it beyond just a beautiful color photo into the realm of art.

I have several examples of wedding photos in b&w on my websites and I’m always looking for images that work beautifully in b&w, the most traditional of photographic mediums.

It’s a topic worth discussing with your wedding photographer to see if you can take advantage of the arty look of b&w photos in your album.


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