“BLACK AND WHITE HAS A LOOK AND FEEL THAT’S UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL, WITH AN INHERENT SENSE OF MYSTERY”
For me, at least, there’s something special about black and white photography. When it’s done well, it has a look and feel that’s unique and beautiful, with an inherent sense of mystery that’s hard to beat.
Black and white is perfect for photojournalism, ideal for creative experimentation and, when it comes to portraiture, it can be used to either flatter the subject or create a strong sense of character. But achieving good black and white is extremely difficult, and much harder than it perhaps appears. That’s why in this issue we’ve distilled seven secrets behind great black and white, from creative thinking through to developing a style. Turn to p36 to begin reading it.
Also this issue, leading landscape photographer Mark Bauer has looked at the essential skills required to shoot sharper landscapes. You’ll find it over on p50 of the magazine. If you prefer a completely different setting for your photography, however, then starting on p64 we’ve got a guide to successful live music photography.
As always, we’ve got a great mix of interviews, product reviews and news to keep you abreast of any industry developments, and to help inform your next kit purchases.
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