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Beginner's Guide to Black & White Photography


At a time when colour film technology is at its peak, and the world we live in is more colourful than ever before, the idea of taking pictures in black & white may seem a little strange.

Recently, however, mono has experienced something of a renaissance. Not only is it widely used for advertising and fashion, but more and more enthusiast photographers are also enjoying the benefits of shooting in black & white. The main attraction of working in mono is that by stripping colour from an image, you divorce it from reality so photographs become a more effective means of self-expression. Instead of relying on realism and familiarity, they become abstracts using patterns, textures and the play of light and shade to gain appeal.

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