Case Study #1 – B&W Is Your Last Resort

In this case study we are going to discuss why post-producing your images in black and white should be the last thing you rely on. We choose to make things black and white to highlight powerful moments, to preserve a classic and timeless feel to the image, however, there are times when black & white images can actually save you.

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In this example we are dealing with unpleasant hotel bathroom lighting and we intentionally chose to shoot it so that it could be salvaged as a black and white image. You can follow along with me to see that even with alterations in lighting, the color in the image isn’t worth preserving, which is a tell-tale factor as to when an image is best served as a black and white. Chapter 10 is our full post production chapter where we will show you how we post-produced the images in this workshop series.