I really lack the practice and drive to shoot b&w, maybe because I have a mental blockade to see things b&w. Maybe because I live in an over saturated land, don’t know.
One of these days, I read somewhere that b&w fits well to street photography because you have so many disparate colors that tend to distract you from the real motif. It made sense to me.
Last weekend I went for a street shooting session on a very degraded, yet vibrant place in the city: noisy streets full of cheap commerce, drug traffickers, prostitution, and a central railway station distributing people all over the places.
This image doesn’t capture all that atmosphere, but it’s the first one where b&w seems to impose to myself.
Long story short, I would like to see how others deal with b&w, since I’m not confident with my workflow - although I really liked the result from this image.
_MG_4993.CR2 (12.5 MB)
_MG_4993.CR2.xmp (5.5 KB)
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.