Black & White Portrait Photography in Halstead.

I think there is something very special almost timeless about black and white photographs. Something which grabs your attention so as you just can’t stop looking.

Sometimes, in a photographic portrait, colours can be quite distracting and can take the focus away from the subject. Black and white is somehow more gritty, stripped back, and allows you to show/see the true person as they really are.

There is an old quote that says, “If you want to shoot fashion, shoot in colour, but if you want to shoot emotion, shoot in black and white.” I don’t know who said it, but I’m inclined to agree.

That’s not to say emotion and/or mood cannot be captured in a colour photograph, however, when looking at two portraits side by side, nine times out of ten, the black and white portrait will hit me in a place where the colour photograph just cannot reach.

Although taken in studio type conditions this particular image was taken using natural light. For me, there is something very knowing, confident but almost cheeky in his expression and this is only enhanced by being in black and white.

 

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The Magic of Black & White Portrait Photography

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