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I would be interested to know what you think makes a good black and white image?
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Much the same as makes a good colour image but because you are working with a limited range of tone, things such as contrast matter a bit more.
B/W is seen by some as an "effect" these days, rather than a genre.
Assuming content, composition, lighting etc etc are all there....
For me, a good range of tones between black and white while still retaining detail in the shadows and highlights. As well as content and composition off course.
Rem.... Weren't we here last week?
same things as makes any good image really
though I often think that scenes where colour could be a distraction really benefit a mono shot. Portraits are one - if you get someone with a ruddy complexion, you notice the red cheeks before the person. Turn it to mono - you loose that distraction.
Also many landscapes with bright light and shadow benefit from mono.
Blue skies and fluffy clouds convert well to mono
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