B&W photography is a form of photography where the image produced has a single color instead of producing all the colors of the object that was clicked through the camera. Though there are no colors, the shades between absolute white and absolute black that can be called grays of different intensity create a superb impression. In fact, B&W photography, which is more of a hobby rather than norm in these times of vivid color photography, is more interesting and inspiring part of this art form. Though dubbed dreary and dull by a world that has moved on to color photography decades ago, B&W photography is still a passion for those who find it more inspiring than color photography.
Monochromatic photography was all there was until color photography came, and in a sudden move, the entire world switched over to color photography. After all, who would like to see B&W films today when every detail through color difference is clearly visible with color photography? But there still are ardent fans of B&W photography who find it more gripping and intensifying than color photography. Though B&W photography is simpler than color photography, one look t any beautiful B&W portrait is enough to tell you that it is both simple and complex at the same time. In fact, B&W photography is more subtle and mysterious than tell all color photography. It leaves something to ponder unlike color photography where everything is threadbare. B&W photography has been there since the discovery of photography, it’s only now with the advent of color photography that B&W photography has turned into a more passionate hobby for the advocates f monochromatic photography.
Monochromatic photography is not only natural; it is intriguing which cannot be said about color photography. It is all about black, white, and all the hues in between. To take a B&W photograph is very easy as all cameras today have a provision whereby anyone can choose to take a B&W photo. But it takes skills to create a memorable B&W photo as there is a lot of preparation required before, during and after taking a photo.