I shoot weddings in colour
Relying on past techniques to enhance every shot, a wedding photographers breif guide to black and white.
I’m often asked if I can shoot in black and white – for that ‘arty’ feel to certain images.
The thing is that not all images lend themselves to be in black and white. So, I shoot in colour, then if I feel that an image will be enhanced by being in black and white, I then convert it.
For the interested photographers out there, it is not just a simple case of de-saturating an image. I’ve been a professional photographer for over 20 years, which means I remember using film and filters to manipulate the way a black and white film responds to the light…I also remember spending way too much time hiding in dark rooms whilst I printed the images I shot.
If you take a well exposed RAW image and simply de-saturate it then you are not doing the image or yourself justice.
Although I use some black and white pre-sets, I mostly convert each and every shot into black and white by using the channel mixer…that way I get the most control of how the overall shot will look.
To the bride and groom, it simply means that although I use the very latest technology to capture the image, to process the image, I still rely on the fundamentals of professional wedding photography to ensure that the images you receive are the very best they can be.
I’m a wedding photography and I shoot in colour, which means that you can have colour images of black and white images – or both. It’s your day after all.
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