Black and White photography

There is just something magical  and a timeless beauty about black and white photography. 

Sure, I absolutley love shooting in color and I think it is great, but when I shoot in black and white the photo can bring a new  aesthetic to my photographs that can’t be conveyed through colour. 

Colours are great, but I find they can sometimes  add  distractions to my photos. With black and white photography those distracting colours are lost  and allows you to see contrast, shapes and possibly emotion that  may not have seen in the colour photo.

Both the black and white photographs on this page where edited in Adobe Lightroom using a VSCO Ilford HP5 black and white film simulation preset.

The portrait was taken in a practical session while doing a city and guilds in photography. With my final panel for the C&G I decided to go with black and white photography and used Valencia science park as the subject.

Camera Settings

The camera settings used on this photo are as follows:
Camera Model: D600
Lens: Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8
Aperture: F8.0
Focal Length: 70mm
ISO: 100
Shutter Speed: 1/125 Sec

Some subjects only work when using Black and White photography, such as this beach scene in Agadir Morocco. The colour version of this photograph just doesnt look as dramatic as the black and white one.

Camera Settings

The camera settings used on this photo are as follows:
Camera Model: D2x
Lens: Zeiss 25mm ZF (I think)
Aperture: F8.0
Focal Length: 25mm
ISO: 100
Shutter Speed: 1/800 Sec

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