Shots and Thoughts

Photos and comments as I explore my passion for photography. Written to and for myself as a journal to track major moments and minor observations as I continue to evolve my visual art. 

Color or Black and White ?

I have really been into the black and white photos lately, they just seem timeless and cool to me. I am seeing contrast, light, dark, shadows, subtle shades of black as I look through the viewfinder.

 Kyoto, 2015.

Kyoto, 2015.

But some content also says COLOR! which is true. Here are two photos the same but with a completely different vibe.

 Kyoto, 2015.

Kyoto, 2015.

Pro tip: For me it is best to stay in black and white mode visually while shooting, then in the editing phase make a call if color also works. This keeps my black and white focus intact in my mind. It has taken 6 month to get the black and white mind to develop and I want to go deeper in this direction.