The medium of black and white


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The medium of black and white

Before we go on, there is something you need to think about. Black and white is not color photography without the color. Black and white is a medium all to itself. Painting and drawing are both processes of rendering an image by hand onto a piece of paper, but you would never say they were the same medium because they produce very different results, and they can be used to very different effect. It's the same way with black and white and color photography. I'm not just arguing semantics here. If you start thinking about black and white as a different medium then it will be easier for you to shed some habits, not permanently, but there are some ways of looking at the world when you're shooting color that just don't serve you very well when you're shooting black and white.

At the simplest level, your goal as a photographer is to create an image with a clearly defined subject and background, and so you frame in a particular way, you expose in a particular way, perhaps to b...

The medium of black and white
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The medium of black and white provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Black and White

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