Black and white is one of the most classic photographic processes. It has many advantages and disadvantages.
The advantages of black and white photography are that you get crisp sharp images and it’s usually faster and cheaper to print. There are two major problems with this method though:
1. Color is not always easily represented. For instance, when the sun is shining, you often get shadows under certain objects that may be quite distracting.
2. In some cases, a black and white image lacks color. This happens with portraits and landscapes where the subjects are wearing clothing or standing in front of trees or buildings that are colored.
If you’re going to use color to add vibrancy, you’ll need a lot of it, which means you’ll have to spend a lot of money on film, which is more expensive than shooting with black and white.
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