Updated: 2/28/2021Okay, a little pun, Best of Wes in Black and White. I will keep adding to this blog post as I photograph B&W, or convert existing photographs I have taken to Black and White.
Black and White photographs serve a great purpose. They show you the flaws in a photograph. They also highlight what is right in a photograph. No color noise to distract us. There is a focus and clarity of thought.
In the end it is still the photographer. What the photographer is crying out in their photographic voice can decide if it should be B&W or not. If you do not think so, place a properly exposed B&W next to a properly exposed color, and tell me they "speak" the same. It would be rare if they did.
All of these photographs were with the camera hand held. If I used a tripod it will be noted. Some of the more tricky lighting photographs I will show my camera settings. Unless I am being sponsored by a camera company, I chose not to state what camera/lens I was using.
I am purposefully leaving off peoples names of who are in the photographs. I do not want them harassed in any way.
In no particular order . . .
1/60s, ƒ4.5, ISO 25600