BLACK AND WHITE NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
This black and white nature photography portfolio is my combination of images, bringing together, black and white animal photography, fine art, high contrasts and emotions of landscapes , thus providing a different dimension to one’s armoury of photographs.
However, I have found not all images are suitable as a or converted to a black and white image and there are certain tips for black and white photography one can employ. One should choose images carefully to ensure the impact you expect with your own images. I touch on an example near the bottom of the page.
Fine Art Black and White Wildlife and Nature Photography
We can not deny the popularity of adorning one’s home or office with some stunning original black and white nature photography. Maybe, you will find that special something that interests you in this portfolio of images? I certainly hope you find my black and white African photography a pleasing feature of my portfolio’s.
Definition of Black and White
Black-and-white images combine black and white in a continuous spectrum, producing a range of shades of grey.
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Black and White Wildlife Photography
Images in colour are the mainstay of today’s photography sphere. Though a well established and popular practice, colour images may distract or interfere with the viewer’s ability to see the true textures, lines, patterns, and contrasts within an image.
Often with wildlife and nature, we find our subjects surrounded by lush green foliage and blue sky backgrounds. Many photographers who shoot colour photos tend to over saturate these areas. Such images become unrealistic and unnatural.
Shift the Attention Away From Colours
However, with black and white images we take the attention away from those possibly over-saturated colours and draw it back to the subject of the image. Colourful images may tell a story, while black and white can reveal a more emotional portrait of the wildlife image itself.
Colour may show the actuality of a scene, black and white is a perception of the captured reality. Black and white can and often do add drama to your wildlife and nature images, that colour will often mask from the viewer.
It is important to note that not every image will make suitable black and white pictures as mentioned above. Some black and white pictures of animals, especially some birds, will require colour to make that great impact. If ‘colour’ is the purpose of an image – say, for instance, your subject is a colourful bird, like the Golden Weaver or Crimson Breasted Bushshike then black and white may not work particularly well for these types of colourful subjects.
Rule of Thumb Maybe?
Some photographers are of the opinion that an image lacking colour is a good candidate for black and white conversion, however, even very colourful images may be hiding a dramatic black and white image.
Black and White Nature Photography Portfolio
In many of these black and white images, my approach and hopefully what shows through in this portfolio of black and white photography is to try and show wildlife and nature as fine art or shall we say in an artistic way. In this portfolio, you will see black and white photographs of wild animals in Africa mainly, as well as black and white landscape photographs.
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