Go Black and White in Winter

In Article, Black and White Photography, Photographer on January 12, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Adam Barker

In the new issue of Outdoor Photographer there is a good article (and photography) by Adam Barker. The piece relates Barker’s views on when to employ making  monochrome images vs. color … especially in winter.

Black and White may serve an image best when a picture has dominant characteristics of: shadow, light, strong contrast, shapes, textures, depth and dimension.

Winter is especially suited to these characteristics as color has been drained from the landscape with the dropping of temperatures and the contrast supplement of reflective, shape shifting snow.

Barker states:

Winter weather has a way of sculpting the landscape with wind, sun and other atmospheric phenomena, presenting strong foreground anchors, rich in linear texture and detail. This depth and dimension also may be found through near-far transitions between lit and shaded areas of the image.

For more of Adam Barker’s commentary:Outdoor Photographer

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