Black & White
Discover how to shoot, convert and process your shots to produce stunning mono images, with Chris Rutter
Master our 18-page monochromatic guide
Even though a digital camera is capable of capturing an almost exact copy of the subject, that doesn’t mean this is the best option. Photography isn’t about simply recording the scene in front of you: it’s an act of interpretation, and that’s exactly what black-and-white still offers.
It frees you from the constraints of capturing a life-like image, giving you almost unlimited creativity. At the dawn of photography, black-andwhite was the only option, but now it’s a creative choice that both acknowledges the history and legacy of photography, but can also be modern and cutting-edge.
Black-and-white images have a timeless quality, and in an age where we are bombarded with colour images, monochrome photos still have the power to make the viewer stop and stare. They also give you the freedom to experiment with different effects and treatments such as dodging and burning, film looks and filter effects that hark back to the earliest days of photography, but are still as powerful today.