Black-and-white photography

Black-and-white photography

Today, in the 21st century the black-and-white photography finds huge world popularity.  Even more often famous magazines dazzle with black-and-white advertising pages, lovers of photoshoots fill photo albums with the black-and-white photos, on boards with outdoor advertising there are huge black-and-white images, and true professionals of photo-art go over to black-and-white style of the photography.  Even in clothes manufacture the well-known couturiers use prints of black-and-white portraits of the well-known people, recall, Marylin Monro, Che Guevara, etc.  And it means that the mode returns on the black-and-white.

At the same time use of a black-and-white format in photo-art in addition to a mode has a number of the advantages that makes easier the photo-masters’ operation to some extent. First, the black-and-white method of the photo approaches practically to any genre of the photo, whether it be nature landscapes, portraits, city landscapes, architecture, etc. Secondly, black-and-white photographings can be carried out practically at any time, without using additional lighting. Often, black-and-white pictures are created in case of natural lighting that gives special mood of the black-and-white photo. Thirdly, in the black-and-white photo it is possible, playing shades of black-and-white details, to draw attention to the main object of the image, as though to select it that the essence of an art intention was clear. As in the black-and-white art of photography the clever game of tones acquires huge sense. Judges of the black-and-white photo for certain know that the range of expression of shades from black to white is very various, as though it absurdly sounded. These are all shades of gray of color. And using this range of expression, it is possible to achieve the most interesting black-and-white effects. Playing contrast range, brightness, depth and capacity of black-and-white shades, it is possible to give mood of the black-and-white photo. For example, to make it gloomy, aggressive, minor or on the contrary, gentle, romantic, light and soft. Everything depends on an intention of idea and creative potential of the photographer.