black and white portrait technique to turn an average photo into and outstanding one

Black and white techniques turn your photo portraits from average to outstanding   In this video we are exploring a very simple technique to turn your photography into artistic way […]

Black and white techniques

turn your photo portraits from average to outstanding

 

In this video we are exploring a very simple technique to turn your photography into artistic way of expression. As inspired by another photographers,  I have noticed that this black and white language really works for me and I enjoy this type of images. The method is very simple: underexposing or painting in complete black the entire photo except the subject – and obviously turn into black and white for a powerful impact. By making all irrelevant details disappearing, our eyes are naturally drawn where the message is clear: the portrait, the personality or the expression. It is a very powerful tool to make an image stand out. I do not believe this can be classified as a cheap trick as it takes not only some effort, but also some vision to create such a portrait, despite the fact it is very easy to achieve.

as the most simple toll and the most effective is Adobe Lightroom, where this can be achieved in less than one minute. The tool is not important at the end, it is the vision that makes a difference.

See below the original image: nothing special, just an average candid portrait in daylight:

original portrait

 

 

The result is different ! – isn;t it? The powerful impact is there and the value is increased, in my opinion. I guess it is also a matter of aesthetic taste, but I believe it creates a strong image

fine art black and white portrait

Same idea, just different pose

street phot portrait

This technique is very pure, no distraction, no details – just the feeling and visual impact.

If you have anything like that to compare, feel free the share it here

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About Christian Tudor

professional photographer, main editor at Academy of Photography and