Black and white photography has been used since the fifteenth century but came into full use during the nineteenth century. Today black and white photography are considered one of the most realistic art forms removing what many photographers consider the ‘clutter’ that color images may create. Black and white along with ‘sepia’ can be used when photographing almost anything to create a classic, realistic often elegant result. Here at Artisan Photographics our wedding and corporate clients can expect more than ten percent of the photography provided to be in black and white images.
As a wedding photographer, my total commitment is to make sure that the images I take are well executed with great exposure, good composition, and storytelling elements. However, when shooting for black and white, I most definitely look more towards the light and the story. The emotion and the passion within an image can be felt stronger by the viewer. Photography is my passion and that is where my heart speaks.
When I think back to the kinds of photography I was attracted to too when I was younger. I was trained over 35 years ago with a fine art photography degree. Loved creating in a darkroom. Now it is photoshop today. The transformation of imagery has created more interest in digital creation with younger photographers. I remember not too far ago we would change film canister to get a black and white image. We had to wait longer to see the latent images which were exposed on film. Our exposures had to be right on the money. AJ