Black and white wildlife images often evoke a great sense of emotion and power when executed with skill. Wildlife photographer Tom Way explains how to create timeless monochrome nature images
The black and white medium can lend itself extremely well to wildlife photography. Simple yet powerful images transcend a timeless feel that can potentially grip the audience greater than those in colour. Without the distraction of vibrancy, a raw emotion can connect the viewer by developing an attachment to the image through character and emotion. This in turn can engage the viewer for longer.
But how are these images created? Three key factors need to be included to make a black and white piece a success![the_ad id="888" premium members]
A great article, Tom. Very thought-provoking. I often play with monochrome options, especially if a colour original isn’t really speaking to me. But I confess I don’t often plan an image with monochrome in mind. So your piece has inspired me to think about this, even before the capture. Marie