Capture 2018 with beautiful photographs!

We’ve all heard the saying “time flies” and it seems to be more true every year as our world seems to move faster and faster. This year, why not let Aris Affairs Photography in Prescott help you capture your year so that you can look back and...

Behind the Scenes

This is a behind the scenes look at one of our baby portrait shoots at our studio in Prescott Valley, AZ. Sometimes babies need a bit of a break and a bottle to keep them going.  This little beauty was a real champ.  Even Carter needed a rest in between...

April is Upon Us

April in upon us and I see little snowflakes falling outside, how crazy! Trish has been working hard getting our website put together and looking beautiful, (among all the other things she does). She’s done quite an awesome job! We didn’t realize how much...

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...

Suggestions for bridal photos

Your ideal Prescott wedding photo shoot will no doubt begin with photos of you, the beautiful bride. To help every bride look her very best on a day that's often full of overflowing energy and bustling activities, Aris Affairs Photography offers these professional...

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...

Two cameras are better than one!

Why it’s a good idea to have an assistant come with your photographer:  How paying just a bit more can drastically improve the quality of your photos. When you think of a wedding photographer do you just think of one person?  Do you desire a flawless...

Are engagement photos really needed?

He proposed and you said yes! Now the planning begins. One of the questions that arises is whether engagement photos are necessary. Aris Affairs Photography, your local Prescott wedding photographer, is convinced that engagement photos are extremely important for many...

Tips for great cake-cutting photos at your Prescott wedding

The wedding cake is an age-old tradition which symbolizes the first activity in which the newlyweds participate together. Aris Affairs Photography has some ideas for great cake-cutting photos at your Prescott wedding! Since the wedding cake is the central focus of the...

Spend time with the people that matter

Do you have family coming in from out of town for your wedding day?  Are you stressed that you might not get to see them?  Here are a few things that you get do to ensure that you will get to see everyone…and actually spend time with them!...

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...

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...

Is a Spring Wedding inYour Future? Here are Several Reasons the I Dos Should be Done in Spring

Aris Affairs Photography, your Prescott area wedding photographer, captures your spring wedding in timeless photosSpring is that time of the year when flowers are in bloom, the weather is perfectly amazing and new beginnings are in the air. Let Aris Affairs...

What couples should wear for their photo shoot

Whether it is an engagement shoot or another special occasion for a couple, the question often asked is: What should we wear for our special photo session? Aris Affairs Photography, your local family photographer in Prescott, has some ideas to help you look great...

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...

The best time to take newborn photos

Once your adorable newborn has arrived, you will want to take a million pictures of your precious new family member. As a mom, you know just how important it is to capture these moments: time flies! A professional photography session is a great way to capture these...

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...

Reasons to Celebrate!

There are so many reasons to celebrate in life.  Engagements, Weddings, Babies, and Reunions!  Another reason, Anniversaries!  30 years of Marriage is deffinatly something to celebrate.  I love when I get a call to capture such a special time....

Celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is the day we celebrate LOVE and those around us that we love. Why not make this Valentine’s Day one to remember and celebrate it with Aris Affairs Photography in Prescott. We’re offering just a few ideas of photo shoots that you...

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,...

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.