I just love black and white photos. So much that if I was made to choose to edit my photos with or without color, I would choose b&w.
I have always been drawn to black and white images and always marveled at the work of Ansel Adams. There is just something about the shadows, the highlights, and the grays in between that can make an image draw your attention. Don't get me wrong, I love a great color image but color can be a distraction if we take our editing too far.
So, what makes a good photo to edit in black and white?
Lack of color.
Contrast between the highlights and shadows.
There are no set rules but there are things that can be a good characteristic for you to make an eye-catching black and white image.
If you don't like black and white that's okay but I would challenge you to go down the path of no color in your editing workflow and I can almost guarantee that you have a photo in your catalog that will pop off the screen without the color.
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Portrait photographer based out of Hamilton, Ohio. When not photographing people to help tell their story, I spend my time bringing my imagination to life and doing things I have never done before.
Imagine. Capture. Create.