Why Black and White Fine-art Photography?
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Fine-art photography is photography created in accordance with the vision of the artist as a photographer. Using photography as a medium to bring something to life that only lives in the artist’s mind. Simply capturing what you see in an artistic way is the art of photography and not creating fine art.
— Wikipedia

If you had asked me up through the end of last year if I could see myself moving in the direction of fine-art photography I would have said no however, I am excited to be at a the place I am today. Turning towards black and white fine-art photography has done more for me than just choosing a genre that I like and desaturating the shot.

Great black and white photography engages you with the good contrast, tonal values, and light.

What I didn’t realize it would do is reveal a vision for me that will allow me to creatively express how I see a shot that I took. I appreciate straight-out-of-camera but I am more driven to spend the time needed to edit a photo to have it display what I saw when I took the shot. Not just what the camera captured.

It’s teaching me patience and how to ‘see’ in black and white and making me plan the shot more methodically than I have before which is invigorating and challenging. It’s creating growth in who I am and how I want to express myself with imagery.

If you are reading this I hope you have already experienced finding that something that influenced your creativity and took you to another level as an artist. That something that made a significant change.

Your ah-ha moment might be in the next chance you take.

B

#imaginecapturecreate #blackandwhitephotography

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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.

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