In photography today, we have so many options!
Remember the days when you had to buy either color film or Black & White??!
Then, you hoped that most of the photos on that film turned out right.
You never knew until you got those pictures developed!
Now, we have digital cameras with the screen showing us instantly what the picture we just took looks like. We can immediately delete it or save it for later…
developing, scrap booking, putting it on canvas, or on a dvd multi-media presentation.
When I play with my photo software, (I don’t edit too often), I have a hard time deciding whether to make certain photos black & white or keep them in color.
There’s just something about black & whites… nostalgia, I guess.
Here’s an example… they each highlight different things & give a different look…
Which one do you like??
My daughter & son-in-law… we’re all having dinner together at a local restaurant.
You can tell the lighting in the place has affected the look of the photo.
Here’s the same photo in black & white.
It gives it a different look.
Here’s a case where it was a no-brainer for me to decide…
I took these pictures of my daughter, the week before her wedding, several years ago.
Here’s a color photo, nice red flowers, pretty bench.
Here’s a different picture… same bench, same flowers but the waterfalls are in the background. All I did here was leave the flowers in their original color, and everything else in black & white. My daughter really likes the retro/vintage look, so this photo is one of her favorites.
What do you think? Do you prefer color or black & white?
When do you choose (if ever) black & white over color?
Can’t wait to hear what you think!
Happy photo shoots,