Black and white vs. color photography. Your choice will either enhance or hinder the impact of your image on your viewer. Aris Affairs Photography gives you reasons for each and describes
which one to use and when for your Prescott photo shoot.
Making a careful decision about color demands a critical eye. Consider the advantages of color vs. black and white to help you decide which would be best for your images.
The Advantages of Color Photography
- A bright hue that details the image’s subject will attract a viewer right away because color catches the eye.
- Color can give context and set a scene. Think of fall’s warm colors or winter’s cool blues or the bright greens of spring.
- Primary, complementary and tertiary colors can emphasize relationships between content.
When to Use Color
Think of color to emphasize a key element in your image. Beautiful rich red apples, deep, awe-inspiring sunsets, your baby’s deep blue eyes all bring to mind the impact of color.
The Advantages of Black and White Photography
Black and white images seem to appear more timeless than color. Color can reflect an era or season but much less so with black and white scenes.
Backlighting creates light and dramatic shadows bringing them to the viewer’s attention quickly in black and white images.
Fine art photographers may use black and white images for their propensity to distance or separate the subject matter from reality.
Removing color can remove distraction and allow the viewer to focus in greater detail.
When to Use Black and White
When the subject, light, texture or form of your scene is more compelling to you than its hues, choose black and white. If you don’t want any distraction from the message or feeling you want to convey in your image, black and white is a very good way to accomplish that.
Ultimately, whether you choose to use color or black and white for your photo shoot is a matter of personal preference. But if you’re not sure, let the experts at Aris Affairs Photography guide you in creating beautiful memories from your Prescott photo shoot. Call us today at 928-642-4049 for more information or to book your appointment.