A very photographic theme for this week, which Anne Sandler of Slow Shutter Speed proposes us. The history of photography begins in black and white, it took years to incorporate color.
When I started taking photography more seriously, I wasn’t too interested in black and white. If the world is in color, why remove it?
But little by little, I was taking more black and white photographs. Some there were those photos that maybe in color didn’t tell me anything and yet in black and white they were more interesting, others, the least, are photos intended for black and white.
In architecture it gives a good result. Also to give cohesion to a series of photos.
My process is quite simple, I shoot in Raw and develop in Camera Raw. I usually use manual settings. If it’s going to be black and white, it’s the first thing I modify, then trim if necessary, adjust exposure, contrast and some clarity. For black and white, sometimes, I may play a little with the tones, if they can improve the result.
From time to time I also like to use film, like the ones I did with the camera, Agfa Billy Record, that my little son gave me a few years ago. It’s a very different experience, that I would recommend to everyone.
Posted as part of Lens-Artists: Black and White