Posted by: photographytuition | January 31, 2012

Colour or black and white photographs?

I shoot everything in colour.

When I look through the photos on my computer I sometimes convert one or two of them to black and white but I find it really hard to judge whether the black and white version is ‘better’ than the colour one. It’s subjective of course. Have a look at these examples below.

Nikon D7000 with 16-85mm lens at 38mm. ISO 200, 1/500 second f8.

The photo above is as it came out of the camera. It was a very cold, slightly misty morning.

Same photo as before but converted to black and white.

Same photo but this time with a little added colour.

The changes to the photographs were made in Nikon’s View NX2 – the program that came with the Nikon D7000 – very basic and very quick – just how I like it! I don’t use Photoshop.

So we have 3 photos, all the same but different. Which one do I like? I like them all. Cue for a Harry Hill “fight? !”

Which is best? I’ve no idea! I look at each of them and like them all. It’s possible I’ll look at them again in a month’s time and not like any of them.

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