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Tips For Better Black And White Street Photography

COOPH have been speaking to London-based street photographer Alan Schaller, who shoots exclusively in black and white.

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Both street photography and the black and white medium can prove challenging on their own, but what about trying to shoot both at once? Well luckily, COOPH have been chatting to Alan Schaller, a London-based street photographer who shoots exclusively in black and white with his Leica M Monochrom camera.


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In the above video, Alan shares his 7 top tips for shooting in black and white. To summarise, these are:

  • Shoot black and white on purpose
  • Focus on what makes black and white interesting
  • Adapt to your light situation
  • Make good use of your environment
  • Capture a good range of contrast
  • Change perspective
  • Edit wisely


Alan has some great insight into his genre and all the above points are explored in much more detail in the video. So before you head out shooting black and white street photography next time, make sure you check out this video first!

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