Color plays an important role in how we perceive the world around us. So when you choose to shoot a photograph in black and white, it drastically changes what’s in front of the lens. Without color, other elements of the photograph take on a bigger role in telling the story. Notice how lighting, contrast, and composition are much more important in these beautiful examples of black and white photography.
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