5 Reasons to go for Black and White Photographs

Do you always capture colour photographs? Want to create Black and White photographs but unsure when to go for it? Well, then scroll down to uncover the 5 reasons that will help you decide which photos would look better in Black and White!

1) When you want to add drama to the photograph

Black and White Photography
Black and White Photography
Black and White Photography

2) When you want to add charm to Portrait Photography; give a timeless feel to Landscape Photography (especially Waterfalls)

Black and White Photography

3) When you want to give the viewer, a feel of the bygone era

Black and White Photography

4) When capturing Shadows

Black and White Photography

5) It depends upon the artistic/creative vision you have in mind that you want to show your viewer through your photo, take the call accordingly

(Below is a photograph with Bokeh effect)

Black and White Photography

Other areas to create Black and White photos to create a mood or highlight the texture include Wildlife Photography, Street Photography & Architecture Photography.

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Black and White Photography

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Showcase Your Passion Using These Types of Photography on World Photography Day

As World Photography Day approaches (on 19th August), we bring you different types of photography that you can choose to excel in, as per your interests and passion!

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

  • Set a small Aperture/opening (select from f/16 to f /22) to create a Deep Depth of Field so that all the objects/subjects (humans or animals) in the foreground and background of the scene appear sharp
  • A Tripod is recommended to prevent camera shake since you may use a small Aperture or Slow Shutter Speed to capture the beauty of landscapes at different times of the day
  • Use wide-angle lens (18 mm is wide lens, 55 mm is zoom lens) to capture a broader view of the landscape
  • Try Composition techniques like Rule of Thirds and Centred Composition to create aesthetically appealing images

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How to shoot Landscape Photography

Portrait Photography

Portrait Photography

  • Make your subject/model feel comfortable and communicate/suggest different poses for the shoot
  • Go for a large Aperture/opening (small f/number) to create a Shallow Depth of Field that will keep the subject in sharp focus and make him/her stand out and blur the background
  • Use props to add some visual interest and context
  • Focus on the eyes of the subject; the eye contact between the subject and the viewer makes for an engaging and powerful photograph that could tell a story about your subject or reveal your subjects’ mood or personality
  • Natural daylight is the best light for a portrait photography or else you can create light with flash or use studio lighting

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How to shoot Portrait Photography

Food Photography

Food Photography

  • Depending on the height, size & shape of the food, you can either photograph it from the front or from the top that best highlights its qualities
  • Use cooking utensils, tableware, ingredients, sauces & other related props in the foreground or background to add depth to your photograph
  • Go macro, go close

Sports/Action Photography

Sports Photography & Action Photography

  • Set a Fast Shutter Speed to capture/freeze the action or quick movements of the athletes (select from 1/250 sec to 1/4000 sec) depending on the sport you’re shooting
  • To capture sports events, telephoto lens/zoom lens is recommended (55 mm or higher) so that you can photograph your subjects even from a distance
  • Get on your knees and try low angle shots

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How to shoot Food Photography & Sports & Action Photography

Wildlife Photography

Wildlife Photography

  • To photograph wildlife from a long distance, you need telephoto lens/zoom lens of at least 100 mm; 400 mm is ideal for close-ups and bird photography
  • To shoot moving animals or flying birds, set a Fast Shutter Speed to freeze their action & avoid motion blur; go for 1/1000 sec or higher depending on your subject’s speed
  • A Tripod is highly recommended to avoid camera shake
  • Research your subject’s feeding/active time; be quiet & slow while approaching your subject

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How to shoot Wildlife Photography

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

  • Photographing the building/structure from different angles will make it look more dynamic; try looking up and take the shot to give the viewer a different perspective/form of the building
  • Look out for structures with interesting shapes like triangles and so on
  • Use monochrome (Black & White) creative filter to give the image, a timeless feel

Macro Photography

Macro Photography

  • Macro Photography is mostly used to photograph insects and other small animals; you need macro lens of 100 mm or higher to take photos of them up-close
  • If you don’t have macro lens, use extension tubes or get closer to your subject and zoom in for sharp photos

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How to use Macro Photography & Architecture Photography

Bonus: Photography Tips for You –

  • Step out during early morning hours or late at night when it is less crowded so that you can capture a better view of the place and from different angles without anyone obstructing your view
  • Visit offbeat destinations which will give you the opportunity to take photographs of less explored or unseen places that will make your photo stand out
  • Use different composition techniques and take wide angle shots of the scene so that you can capture all that is present; at a later stage – you can always crop your photos but you can never get back the elements that were present in the scene but you didn’t capture them
  • Click as many photos as possible; practise is the key to develop your own style as a photographer

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