Colour or Monochrome?

Digital photographers have the luxury of deciding whether an image should be in colour or B+W after they have taken it. Some subjects are more suited to colour and some to monochrome. So, how do you choose? David Hay explains

When we used to take photographs on film, we had a choice of either colour or black and white film. It was common at that time to carry two camera bodies, one loaded with colour and one with B+W film. Much of the best landscape photography in the early days was done on black and white film, such as the work of Ansel Adams. His work is still popular today and every year there is a new Ansel Adams calendar featuring his classic B+W landscape photographs. His prints and books still sell well because of the…

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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