Friday, April 24, 2009

A look

Black and white photography is special because it removes one layer of visual information (the colour) and thus makes the story behind the photograph that much more important. It is most often used in portrait photography for this very reason - it makes the person in the photograph take center stage. It is simple and to the point, and because of this, I find that it takes a bit more effort to get it right. Though when someone gives you a look such as this one, it doesn't take much to get it right.

I have often mentioned to people who ask me how to get better at photography that they should make things as simple as possible. By eliminating colour you concentrate on other, usually more important things - both technical (the composition and perspective) and artistic.

I almost forgot to mention that this was taken after climbing the same day as this similar photo of Žiga.

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