An Introduction To Black And White Photography

You know, there is something that is more artistic about black and white photography. I know I am getting a little away from the overall concept of digital photography. But as a photographer, you will no doubt run into the phenomenon that is black and white photography.

I can remember vividly a photography named Michael Zagaris, who is the team photographer of the San Francisco 49ers. He said that he was just captivated by the use of black and white photography. The way the light and the shading are so much more evident the effect helps contribute to the overall feeling and emotion of the moment that the black and white photo captures.
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Some of you may be saying to yourselves that color photography has taken the place of black and white photography, and I would say that you are correct. An interesting note here is that black and white photography still holds a degree of nostalgia in most photographers, amateur and professional alike. The fact that photography started on black and white film is one reason for this nostalgia. Not only that but many photography students start with taking black and white photos when they are in their first photography classes. I know in my first digital photography class I was astounded at the very idea.

Therefore, if you are an amateur or even experienced photographer, I would encourage you to give black and white photography a try. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the level of photography, and I would say that for the most part you are correct. An interesting note here is that black and white photography still holds a degree of nostalgia in most photographers, amateur and professional alike.Perhaps one reason for this nostalgia is of course that photography was first taken on black and white film. Not only that, but many photography students are tasked with taking black and white photos when they are in their first photography classes. I know in my first digital photography class I was astounded at the very idea. Only later when the photos were developed did I truly start to appreciate black and white photos.