If you are tired with the colors and you want to take some stunning black and white photos, then this post can help you out. Following are some of the tips and inspiring examples of black and white photography.
Shoot In RAW Mode:
Most of the times, when you shoot for monochrome photos, the photo doesn’t really look same in computer like you have captured in your camera. By using RAW mode, you can easily make changes in the photo if it doesn’t look nice in black and white as it should be.
Search For Contrast:
The best monochromatic photos are those which have some of the portion which is very close to black and a portion which is very close to pure white. In black and white photography, increased contrast adds too much interest in the whole scene.
Add Wide Range Of Grays:
White and black in the picture can increase the interest in your picture but if you do not have varying range of grays in the other areas of your picture, you will end up having a dull number. Use a flash to achieve grays. A flash has the ability to throw shadows and highlights over some areas of your photo.
This is helpful when you are capturing something that is reflective such as leaves or water. A polarizer can easily cut the reflections of light over the subject. When you have no color in the photo, these small highlights can have a distracting effect over the complete monochrome picture composition.
Look For Patterns:
When we have colors in a photo, we don’t really give much attention to the patterns but in monochrome these repetitive patterns look interesting. Once you make up your mind and start looking for patterns for your monochrome photography, you’ll start to notice them almost everywhere.
In monochrome photography, long exposures can work wonders. This is helpful when you are shooting cloud or water. The gentle movement of water looks beautiful in monochromatic photography. However if you are using long exposures make sure to use a tripod so that you create stunning sharp images without blurring the whole scene.
You can take help from the above mentioned tips if you are really interested in capturing beautiful black and white photos. For more help, you can have a look at some of the inspirational pictures of monochromatic photography mentioned below.