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Recently at one of our networking events (1st Fridays) I heard from a photographer that has come to my workshops say, "I shoot it in Black and white now because I find it less distracting. Todd" If you stop and think about what all the brain has to decide on, well it makes since why most good photography schools require you to shoot in black and white and with a 50mm lens. Its to remove the noise to help the up and coming photographer as well as experience shooters see and feel more. Just shooting in black and white for two weeks did wonders for my composition and connection to the subject matter. You dive into what matters, and when you get it all right it looks like ART!  "...Black and white allows you to begin to think about these key elements (lighting, composition, elements in and out of the frame) that you might otherwise not focus on as much when you're thinking about making colors work together, or pop. What you lose from not being able to capture beautiful golden hour light, you'll gain back in focusing more on the direction, quantity and quality of light around you. Learning how to read and play with different elements of light in this way is a fantastic skill that parlays directly into shooting video or studio strobes too, trust me. Looking at someone's face, or into their eyes, without the distraction of color can provide a stronger emotional connection to your subject. It's not necessarily always the case, but if like me, you often feel more connected to a person in a black and white image over a color image, this could be the reason why. With color gone, it's purely about the connection you have with the subject. One of the most common reasons people want to shoot in black and white today is because it lends a certain timeless quality to the images. This is because we still think of black and white as being a throwback to the photographic past. Of course, it is in terms of black and white was much more prevalent before color, but this is
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