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What makes a good Black and White photograph by Charles Thorne Photography

 

WHAT MAKES A GOOD BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH?

Black and White photography should be an art form in it’s own. A good Black and White photograph has great power that colour photography can not manage. Why is this? Taking colour out of a picture leaves plenty on the table. The reasons for this is the below –

LIGHT

As my trainers/mentors have always told me, ‘It is all about the light’. It is the fundamental thing us photographers have to look at first before taking a picture. If the light is in the wrong place the photograph will loose it’s impact. When used well it will give you shape and dynamics. Taking the colour out of an image all of a sudden makes light even more important and gives the image the impact that we are after.

CANDID AND REPORTAGE

Being in the right place at the right time is so important. Us photographers have to think about the light and then capture what they see. In days before digital photography I carried around with me two cameras with me. One with a roll of colour film and the other with a roll of black and white. If I was in a church or a great reception hall I would use my black and white camera to get that dramatic impact and to show the emotion in a couples/guests face. With the age of digital I look at an image in the same way and use Black and white photography to show peoples emotion.

With all my wedding photography packages I will give you a Black and white set which hopefully compliments your day.

A good proportion of the images above have been taken in photography courses where a trainer has directed the model to where she wants. I have just taken the photograph and developed the image

COLLABORATION NOT COMPETITION

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post – if you would like to see more inspiration from other professional photographers within the #collaborationnotcompetition project then feel free to visit any of the websites below –

Anna Hurst Photography

Catriona Mairi Photography

Clare Harding Photography

Clare Walpole Photography

Dandelion Photography

Derya Vicars Photography

Hannah Cornford Photography

Helen Rowan Photography

Jo Haycock Photography

Photography by Leela

Light Monkey Photography

Louisa French Photography

Lyndsey Abercromby

Lynne Harper Photography

Mel Wilson Photography

Nadine Brandt Photography

Sarah Gibson Photography

Portrayed Photography

Danielle Reeder Photography

Tor Keene Photography

Nina Mace Photography

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