When it comes to taking street shots, black and white remains a remarkably effective way to achieve dramatic and eye-catching results. However, there’s more to it than simply converting your photos or camera mode to black and white. The key is to simplify your photography and cut out seeing your surroundings in color.
In the video above, in the UK James Parsons shares his quick tips for creating impressive black and white street shots. Using a Fujifilm X100V, he shows how we can use contrast, shapes and lines to the advantage of our compositions. He also discussed thinking about the story you want to tell and how to attract attention by capturing striking patterns.
Finally, he also added other insights that you might also find useful. These include the need to warm up when shooting your hometown, especially when coming back from shooting a new city or location. Another is how unnecessary it is to ask about other photographers’ camera settings, as there are many variables in their photos that may not apply to the scenes you end up shooting.
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