Photos you should take before your kids grow up

Let Aris Affairs Photography, your professional family photographer in Prescott, capture the life events that you will cherish forever. Our kids grow up so quickly! It is important that you enjoy them as much as you can during their younger years. Prescott family...

Consider a Family Photo in Western Wear During Prescott Frontier Days

July is just around the corner, and in Prescott that means it’s rodeo time. During Prescott Frontier Days everyone brings out their western wear and dresses like a cowboy for a week or so. If you were raised in the Southwest, chances are good that there is a...

Ideas for a non-traditional wedding

Are you after a wedding that is totally non-traditional, not “by the book” at all? Aris Affairs Photography offers these Ideas for your unique wedding in Prescott.   The old, traditional wedding rules have been thrown out the window, right? You can...

Summer’s Dance Works 2014 Recital

It was a very busy summer this year, full of dance camps, trips and projects.  However, summer is over, school has started and it is that time of year again.  Summers DanceWorks Action Shots are in!  It was a wonderful recital this year and the pictures tell all.  We...

Freeze this moment in time with a pet photo shoot

We love taking snapshots of our furry family members. Have you thought about professionally capturing moments that will last forever? Whether it is a puppy time that you are trying to capture or maybe your furry friend is getting up in age, now is the time. Either...

Holiday Photo Packages

I love it when babies have such proud moments!  You can see it in her face that she is so pround and happy to be with her parents and to be walking! Do you have a little one that you would like to capture these moments with? It's that time of year so why wait for...

Photos of the bride getting ready

Capturing the images of a bride before she makes her way to her groom can be among the most intimate moments of the day. Prescott professional wedding photographer, Aris Affairs Photography, loves having that special bonding time with the bride, her bridesmaids, and...

Wedding party photos for your wedding

Does every niece, sister, sorority sister, and cousin want to be a bridesmaid at your wedding, but there are only three groomsmen attending? Don’t worry! This is an awesome opportunity to make your Prescott wedding interesting and fun. Aris Affairs Photography...

Sharing in amazing moments!

  When you’re preparing to give birth and feel the need to capture all of your special moments before and after baby is here it is important to find the right person to be your birth photographer.  Personally I think that it helps if they have been at...

Tips on where to take engagement photos

Unlike many wedding shoots that are traditionally very posed and more formal, engagement sessions offer couples more variety, opportunity, and fun. Prescott family photographer Aris Affairs Photography offers these helpful hints in making your engagement photo shoot a...

Photos you should take before your kids grow up

Let Aris Affairs Photography, your professional family photographer in Prescott, capture the life events that you will cherish forever. Our kids grow up so quickly! It is important that you enjoy them as much as you can during their younger years. Prescott family...

Fun holiday photo ideas

The Holiday Season is officially upon us which means you're probably about to gather the family for your annual family portrait. Good news! Aris Affairs Photography, your local Prescott professional photographer, would like to offer these fun and creative ideas to...

Wedding cake alternatives for your wedding

Have you considered a healthy wedding cake alternative that could be unique and sure to please? It is becoming more and more popular to opt for decadent yet healthier desserts instead of the traditional wedding cake. Local Prescott wedding photographer Aris Affairs...

New Toy

When you purchase a new piece of equipment for your job, it's such an exciting thing! I just got a new camera this past month and man, it is a beautiful, complicated, intriguing piece of equipment!  There are settings on this new camera that helps me in...

How to choose a photographer for your wedding

Maybe you have been planning your wedding since you were little, or maybe you started last week. No matter how long it has been, you know there are hundreds of details to consider both big and small. It may not feel like it now, but one of the most significant...

Why you should have your next family photoshoot outside

Whether natural or artificial light, a skilled photographer can use any lighting condition to his or her advantage. A professional can produce beautiful photos no matter what lighting they use. However, most photographers will prefer a naturally lit scene if the...

Why photographs matter

Have you ever stumbled onto an old photograph to find that it triggered memories and details long forgotten? Do photographs of your newborns rekindle those days for you despite the decades that have passed? Prescott family photographer, Aris Affairs Photography,...

Great poses for your maternity photo session

If you are expecting and looking for the best way to capture that special time, here are four foolproof poses from Aris Affairs Photography that put all the attention on your upcoming joy. Whether shooting indoors or out, these recommendations can add variety to your...

Tips for your multi-generation family photo session

Multi-generation family photos are a wonderful way to capture a very special moment. They are a unique way to view the passage of time in your family, as well as an opportunity to create a memory with children and their grandparents or great-grandparents. These photos...

Flattering Poses for Photo Shoots

Like most things in life, not all poses are created equal in the work of photography - one size definitely does not fit all. The reason is that most adults don’t have their pictures taken on a regular basis and they feel awkward in front of the camera. Trisha...

Black and white vs. color photography for your photo shoot

Nov 7, 2018

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.