One of the most fundamental yet impactful decisions you can make regarding the post-processing of a photograph is whether to render it in color or in black and white. The choice of which is not always clear for a given image, however, but this great video seeks to provide some guidelines for choosing between the two.
Coming to you from Denae & Andrew, this helpful video provides some ideas and tips for choosing whether to process an image in black and white or in color. While it seems plainly obvious for certain images, if you're anything like me, you've probably stared at a certain image for several minutes, clicking back and forth between the color and black and white versions, only to come away just as unsure as when you started. Personally, the best advice I have ever heard was that photos that convey information should be in color, while photos that convey emotion should be in black and white. Of course, that's a bit oversimplified and there will certainly be situations of overlap or exception, but I've found it to be a good general starting point. Check out the video above for the full rundown.