Black and white photography has incredible impact when done right. From reading Ansel Adams coffee table books to guides on how to shoot in black and white, I’ve been fascinated for a long time by the images you can create in monochrome.
It’s been a long time since I took photos in this medium. Back when the first digital displays came out for film cameras, I shot a lot of landscape and nature shots using Fujichrome Velvia, which oversaturated the images to full effect. I like images that pop, and the full effect of color or the opposite extreme of black and white tends to be my preference.
I recently picked up a new phone (sorry @vegasphotog but I stuck with the iPhone brand, even though your review of the LG dual screen phone had me tempted). The difference in color photo quality compared to my old phone’s camera didn’t really jump out at me because I’m not a lighting pro like @Glenn_Smith , but when I used the slider to display it in black and white (see below), I was blown away.
So in the interests of starting a new weekly photo challenge theme that I’d be up for participating in,
Show me your black and white photography!
Photo credit: @StephenL