On Black and White

Black and white, sepia, monochrome, high and low contrast. As Alain Briot explains, B&W allows you to create stunning images when doing so with color would not be possible

This is the second essay in this series focused on my approach to photography. The first was published in the previous issue of LPM. This one covers my reasons and thoughts for using black and white instead of color.

Black and white instead of color
Black and white allows you to create stunning images when doing so with color would not be possible. In other words, black and white succeeds where color fails. This is the case mid-day when the light is harsh, for example, or when the colors are not interesting, or even when the subject is overly complex and requires simplification to make successful images. This is when black and white offers a satisfying solution.

Sometimes the light is so fantastic that there is no way you cannot take a good photograph. However, sometimes things are more challenging, not only may the light not be...

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Alain Briot creates fine art photographs, teaches workshops and offers DVD tutorials. Alain’s three books are available as printed books on Amazon.com and as eBooks on his website.

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