Black and white photography, often referred to as monochrome photography derives its origin from the fact that it stresses and captures all aspects of the color black.
Let us see the difference between color and black and white photography.
Old Is Gold!
Even after color photography took ground some photographers stuck to the mode of black and white photography, and with the advance of technology, the field developed as an independent and very interesting genre of imaging because of its sheer advantages over color photographs.
The first and the biggest difference between colored and blacks is that this type of photos are high on contrast. So this feature can be used to the advantage in low contrast situations like sunsets and dark interiors. But the photographer must pay a keen attention to the composition as there is no color to catch the fancy of the viewers.
Highlight The Essentials
The biggest advantage of black and white is that it draws the attention of the human eye to the subject of the photograph rather than diverting it to color details like depth and saturation. This feature can be used to the advantage of drawing attention to the emotions or highlight an object.
Since we do not have the colors to depict the texture of the objects we have to make effective use of light and shadows to highlight or deviate attention to create an illusion of texture.
Remember, this type of photography highlights contrasts ad is very sensitive to light, so be very choosy when it comes to lighting conditions. Lighting can literally break the absolute composition of your photo.