See in black and white

NPhoto - - The NPhoto Apprentice -

Black and white is of­ten used to add in­ter­est to an im­age that isn’t quite work­ing in colour, but as with crop­ping in on de­tails in a wider land­scape, it shouldn’t just be used be­cause you can’t de­cide what else to do. A bet­ter ap­proach, advises Char­lie, is to put your ‘black-and-white hat’ on be­fore you even start shoot­ing, and to make a con­scious de­ci­sion to look for and shoot sub­jects that will look their best in black and white. Al­though Derek didn’t do that in the case of the oak tree shot above, con­vert­ing to mono has sim­pli­fied the im­age, and made it even more graphic.

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