I’ve just spent a couple of hours going back through my collection of photos to find a few ‘candidates’ shot in landscape format. I’m a fan of black & white photography thanks to a college course a few years back which involved shooting lots of B&W film.
This evening I felt the urge to play with some images, particularly ‘landscape/cityscape’ photographs taken in landscape orientation. All but one of these images were converted to B&W in photoshop and then various global curves and masked curves were applied to taste (mine).
I didn’t spend that long on each image, rather than strive to perfect an image I wanted to get a better feel for what kind of images work in B&W. Next time I go out with the camera I will hopefully be more able to recognise when a black and white treatment will suit the particular image I’m trying to make.
Thanks for looking, comments are welcome.