Recently, on Instagram, some of the people I follow have been posting black and white photos for 7 days. I don’t usually post black and white photographs – colour is my thing – but I thought I would give it a go.
I still haven’t been getting out much, so I decided to visit my archive of photos taken during our trip to Venice for my birthday, in January 2016 – and to convert some of them to black and white.
The key to getting a good black and white photograph is to have shape, contrast and texture in the image – otherwise it can look a bit wishy-washy.
Reflections in windows come out really well, too – using black and white, rather than colour, adds an air of mystery…
For some of these photos, I’ve done a bit of post-processing (in addition to changing the images from colour to black and white) to bring out the details.
I’ve enjoyed the experiment, and I’m surprised at how well they’ve turned out. I shall definitely be posting more black and white photographs in future.