Monday, 19 May 2014

Black and White Wedding Photography

The world is awash with colour, but when used correctly, the black & white photograph adds a special mood to a particular setting.  Here are some examples where I have used black & white in wedding photography, along with some of my reasons for doing so:


Versatile

In this example of a newly married couple walking along the canal-side at Woodlesford, Leeds, it would have been easy to have lost the couple in the wash of green from the trees and grass.  The black and white effect allows more emphasis on the couple on this rather intimate occasion.



The same can be said for this shot of a bride, lots of green from the grass and brown from the hotel stonework, but I wanted the emphasis to really be on her.


No Distractions

In a dimly lit setting, such as at this November wedding at Woodkirk Church, Dewsbury, the black and white really made the pages of the organist's music stand out with the couple nicely blending into the scene. Colour would probably have worked here, but the variations in colour tones due to the different lighting conditions in the one scene would have been very distracting.


Romance

Some photographs just call for pure romance.  For example, this couple signing the register here were in a relatively bright corner of the church at Saltaire, Shipley.  But the woodwork, as nice as it was, in the background took the romance out of the shot.  Just look at how , using mainly natural light, the black and white adds the romance and creates a terrific shot


Again, the same can be said for the romance in this moment, the ring exchanges.  Black and white just works.  Why?  It just does.


Tonal Range

Black and white by itself can sound boring, but in fact the variety of tones available are greater than with a basic colour photograph.  I love the ability to also add a "tonal" colour, as with this couple photographed at their wedding at Shelley, Huddersfield.


What Do You Like?

Why do you like black and white?  There are a whole host of answers to this, some technical, others personal. I'm interested to hear your comments.

19 comments:

  1. I like to make black and whyte photos, because they're more emotional and because sometimes there are not suitable conditions for colored one. Which editor did you use for black and white photos? Check this one https://macphun.com/tonality, if you're interested.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Look at completely different weddings that they need shot and see if they're artistic, do not choose them if each consumer has identical shots! You would like everything regarding your wedding photography to be unique. Dominikamiechowska.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  3. Amazing wedding photos. I liked this article but recently I have been finding a professional corporate photographer for my promotional business event that I will be hosting soon at domestic corporate events Chicago venue. If you know about any suitable photographer then please recommend!

    ReplyDelete
  4. A few cases of increased the truth are computer games, proficient 3D eyeglasses, shows in autos among others.3D photography

    ReplyDelete
  5. The photojournalistic photography involves a lot of editing and application of different technical options for making it look great. wedding photography Lebanon

    ReplyDelete
  6. Among one of the finest pieces on the web, awakening in its specificity.
    best wedding photography

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hence it is best to buy individual UV filters for each and every lens owned by the user since these are easy to replace and also protect the actual lens. gopro stabilizer

    ReplyDelete
  8. incalculable hours will continue upon the finish of wedding day in after creation.http://www.mattamphotography.com/wedding-ceremony-images-jo-craig/

    ReplyDelete
  9. A sumptuous blog, honestly. Valued each and every piece of it.solarisstudios.com/houston-wedding-photographer

    ReplyDelete
  10. Lamentably, he couldn't exactly keep down and hold up until the point that the visitors had all left when he detonated with "I didn't care for what you said to me!Manchester Wedding Photographer

    ReplyDelete
  11. houseofchordsband.com can be your Favourite Wedding Music Bands. If you're passionate music fans and simply must have the best live band on your big day, then check out their website today.

    ReplyDelete
  12. this is really beautiful photograph and this is nice wedding art. It is authoritative to select only the best wedding photographers if you are preparation on authenticating all the events and ceremonies, comprising the pre-wedding shoot.
    http://www.broconut.com/sitemap-pt-post-2017-09.xml

    ReplyDelete
  13. I have bookmarked your website because this site contains valuable information in it. I am really happy with articles quality and presentation. Thanks a lot for keeping great stuff. I am very much thankful for this site. https://www.buzzfeed.com/shopno99/buy-cameras-online-at-low-prices-in-india-35uxx?utm_term=.lxMJDoeDp1#.lnlv8wx846

    ReplyDelete
  14. Our wedding would not have been the same without Floorfillas's fantastic service. The reception planner was invaluable, he was endlessly patient with my own disorganization.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great survey, I'm sure you're getting a great response. Sony a6000 lenses

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wedding photography Categories were a great job as a result of a compromise between production and schedule. wedding photographer Leeds

    ReplyDelete
  17. The photography occurs without you truly acknowledging and you'll look your characteristic best. wedding photographer ireland

    ReplyDelete
  18. Make it easier for your listeners to feel a quick grasp of what type of music you are sharing by creating playlists for them. BuyPlaysFast can create a custom playlist for you and share it through social networks.

    ReplyDelete