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Why Make Black and White Landscape Photos?

Hop on Instagram and look at landscape photography, and you will often be greeted by a veritable plethora of eye-catching images awash with vibrant colors. And there is certainly nothing wrong with that, but black and white images can be equally compelling. So, why make black and white landscape images? How do they differ in their impact? This great video explores the topic. 

Coming to you from Alister Benn with Expressive Photography, this awesome video discusses the topic of black and white images in landscape photography. Black and white can be a fantastic way to create a sense of drama through the interplay of light and shadow. One thing I love to do is switch my camera's picture profile to monochrome. This allows you to see what the black and white image will look like and makes it far easier to visualize the light in the scene. And don't worry: as long as you are shooting in raw, you will still have the original full-color image to work with in post should you decide against using black and white, as the camera applies the picture profile to the JPEG preview. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Benn.

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Charles Mercier's picture

This is the wonderful thing about digital vs. film. You can do both!