by Bart Arondson

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As a "fine" artist who loves photographs and most other forms of "art", I want to move my viewers and be moved by the work of other artists. This tricycle is so out there, you can't miss it. I like it because it is right in my face. It's humorous. It is important. The composition doesn't bother me. I think the picture needs that little piece of car bumper ...


Quite apart from the historical cost advantage (when using film of course), there's another big advantage B&W takes away the colour, forcing you to focus your attention on composition and lighting, rather than relying on a brilliant array of colours to hide flaws in those. I never regretted starting out with black and white film, even though colour film ...


One big reason that photography students have started with black and white in the past is that developing black and white film and printing black and white photos at home or in a school darkroom is relatively easy (and inexpensive) compared to working in color. Color processing demands so much more chemistry and precision that it's not feasible for most ...


Traditionally a price factor, but not anymore. The idea that you should shoot only black and white as a beginning "serious" photographer is both highly subjective and highly restrictive, especially in a world where colour comes at no cost. If you are shooting film and doing your own darkroom work, then there is a distinct price advantage to shooting in ...


I think the opposite question could also be posed: should a beginner start with color photography? B&W requires knowledge and experience of how differently colors will render in gray. Reds, for example, will always appear as dark gray/black. Turning your question around (without actually changing it), with no skill of seeing and analyzing you may end up ...

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