under the bridge

Riverbank Bridge over the Torrens River in Adelaide - South Australia. I liked the reflections on the underside of the bridge which seemed to add an abstract quality.

tied

Mooring rope in a marina. Monotone treatment seemed to suit this image best as the colours were dull and distracting.

Opinions on Use of Black and White in Portraiture?

Hi! I'm new to this group as well as the hole of Fstoppers so this is my first post :)
I wondered what peoples opinions are on when to use black and white in portraiture?
I generally just use it to cut out distracting colours or to de-clutter the background.
Are there any other rules people use when considering black and white...

Model: Lisa Rejen

Model: Lisa Rejen
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/500
Aperture: F / 2.5
Iso: 100
Camera: Canon 5dmkII
Lens: 85mm

Location: Strijp-S in Eindhoven.

With this photo I have the model on the elevation where you already get a different perspective in the photo....

Eastern Beauty - Constructive Critique Accepted

This image is from my last trip to Asia and I found this area by accident. I couldn't help but feel drawn in by the lines and the energy of the trees and water. I chose the black and white treatment because I often get distracted by color when looking at older structures.

Envision

This was a photo I did for a photo series project. It was a cool concept in my head, and I still think it’s a cool idea, but I feel that I can portray the idea better. Any constructive criticism and comments would help immensely!

glasshouse and tree

Palm House at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, South Australia. An exquisite restored Victorian glasshouse imported from Bremen in Germany in 1875 and thought to be the only one of its kind in the world. It was opened in 1877 and has been a focus in the gardens since that time. The hanging glass walls are similar to those used in modern city...

Admin Building B&W

My use of Ansel Adams' tones on one of my favorite buildings to shoot. Let me know what you think. I'm taking a break from color and really focusing on getting the tones I want in black and white. Constructive critiques welcome.