Black and White Portrait Of a Young Woman, By Smith, Dayton, Ohio.

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Black and White Portrait Of a Young Woman, By Smith, Dayton, Ohio.

 

In the early days of photography, photographers had no choice but to shoot in black and white, as it was the only available medium. Then, in 1936, the invention of Kodachrome gave colour photography to the world. But black and white photography didn't die off, instead, it flourished. Modern black and white photography at it's best is art, and many photographers regard it as the purest form of photography.

So why does black and white photography command such acclaim? One reason is that colour is a distraction. It takes attention away from the visual building blocks of a great photo; texture, tonal contrast, shape, form and lighting. A photographer shooting in black and white has to learn how to use all these elements to create a memorable image.

Another reason is that colour photography, much of it mediocre, is so abundant that black and white makes a refreshing change.

From an artistic viewpoint, colour depicts reality. Black and white is an interpretation of reality.

Item Code - VIS12E57A27REA

Width: 6 1/2"  Height: 9 1/4"  Depth: 1/4"  Weight: 82 g


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