Black and White Photography
As much as I love colours that pop in a photograph, there is nothing that can replace my love and passion for black and white photography. I always find it interesting how my eyes would sometimes go 'yeeeah, that one won't look good black and white. Shoot in colours' because I quite often do shoot in black and white.
My monochrome of choice is usually black and white, or off black and white with a hint of brown but not quite sepia. I feel like the emotion is so much stronger and story told so much more compelling through a monochrome image. It forces you to stare at the lights and deal with the shadows. Black and white photographs make your eyes see things differently and help you be more creative. There is no hiding of flaws or distraction by colours, exaggerated colours by filters. The lighting, the subject/object, the composition and framing will be key elements to making your image work. Black and white photographs also have a nostalgic, timeless quality to them. To me personally, black and white photographs just have a more striking beauty to them.