Thursday, October 21, 2010

Black and White vs. Color Photos, What Do You See?

In black and white photos, I tend to see more artistic quality in lighting and shadows. I quickly realize and understand the "big picture" or real meaning behind the photograph. Black and white photos give my imagination the opportunity to choose the colors.

On the other hand, color photos show me what is literally in the picture instead of what the true meaning could be. I then begin to notice flaws in the work, and the colors make it much more difficult for me to recognize various contrast and lighting properties.

Here are two versions of the same photo.
Take a look...

After looking at the same photo in color and in black and white, what do you see?
Share your thoughts in the comment space below.

- John