Black and White, or Monochrome Photography is a Classic and Elegant way to capture the moment.
Black and White photography was the first way we were able to capture live images, and its nostalgic qualities make it a favorite among photographers to this day! Adjectives that are often used when describing black and white photos are: Classic, Elegant, Dramatic, Romantic, Distinguished, Charming, Gorgeous. When you gaze upon your family’s portraits we wish you to see beyond the color of the shirts, and focus on their beautiful faces, their sparkling eyes, and a timeless moment. The refined quality, the simplicity and uncluttered look of black and white photography is why we have chosen to work with this medium. Without the distractions of color, the photograph draws the viewer in and to recognize the character and individuality of the subject.
Famous photos from across the ages and into modern day have been captured in black and white. It’s a way to capture and see the world in a way that we simply cannot with the naked eye. Black and white photography emphasizes the contrast, lines, shapes and patterns that are important elements in design and art.
Try it black and white photography yourself
Here’s an experiment you can do for yourself, thanks to digital cameras. The next time you go on a trip and find the day is overcast and gray, take your photos in black and white. Instead of the washed-out white sky and not-so-interesting colors, you can get much more interesting and dramatic images to capture you day out.
Black and White Portraits
We love black and white as a medium for portraits, as blemishes, uneven skin tone and other distractions seem to mellow out in this medium. With very little re-touching, black and white photography can capture the true essence of the individual or family.
Contact us to capture your moments in Black and White Photography
If you’re interested in using Black and White as a means for a portrait or family photo, please contact our Orange County, CA photography studio today. You can conveniently use the form on this page, or call our Aliso Viejo studio directly at (949) 427-5171.