back in black and white

I’ve decided I need to simplify a bit. I used to shoot in black in white all the time. There are myraid reasons: it’s more graphic and striking, there’s more process control, and it used to be cheaper. When that went away with digital, and I was able to shoot color at iso 3200, I went a little crazy with it. Now, there are plenty of reasons to shoot color. It’s closer to reality (for a given value of reality). It can be more eye-catching. And there I’m out of reasons.

I’ve been lusting after this camera for a while, but I realized, I have a perfectly good camera now, and the only thing that would get me is full frame. If I want to shoot black and white, I should just do it. So I am, starting now. This also solves the problem of a lot of the clich├ęs I’m guilty of. Sunsets, especially. They’re just not the same in black and white.

Posted by Matt on 2013-11-16 22:07:10 +0000