Without getting into an exhaustive discussion on the technical and creative status of monochrome photography in modern times, we would like to ask you this: when was the list time (if ever) that you took a picture in B&W from the outset? We don’t mean shooting in color and converting afterward, but actually taking the picture in black and white to begin with.
You may be wondering why anyone would do something like that, when you can just have two versions to play around with, and the answer to that would be: because shooting B&W photography requires a different mindset. Taking photos without color forces you to look at the world in a different way, to accentuate different aspects of your shots, to change your typical framing style, and a whole lot more that we won’t be getting into (we are not professional photographers, after all.)
With that said, the first time I truly realized how fun it was to shoot black and white from the get-go, was when I got my hands on the Huawei P9 with its excellent second monochrome-only camera. I will include a couple of pictures I took using P9’s monochrome mode at the end, just for the sake of motivating you to go out and take some much better ones yourself, using some of the awesome B&W-dedicated camera apps from our list! All these apps have been developed with monochrome photography in mind, and likely…
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