Sunday, April 15, 2018

My View: Black and White Photography As I Experience

-My View-
Black and White Photography 
As I Experience

Black and White photography is a fine medium of expression. This medium fascinates me for below mentioned reasons:

• The impact of light and shadow is often greater in black and white photographs as compared to that in coloured photographs. However, by ensuring adequate amount of light while photographing, we can have excellent results in colour medium as well.
• In this genre of photography, a lot more attention is provided to the subject. The subject in black and white medium seems more effective than that in colour medium. As colours often (not always) become more prominent than the subject.
• I love the play of grey tones in B&W images. A picture with maximum tones between black and white is always impactful. The images created by great masters with maximum grey shades in them have always fascinated me.
• The mood and emotion is rather captured more powerfully through black and white medium. A black and white picture can portray a story of sentiments quite effectively.
• Few subjects, like street life, architectures, portraits etc. look fairly impactful to me in black and white medium.

--Pankaj Sharma


  1. Black and white photography is actually playing with light while colours add some music to it.