What is Black and White Photography?
Black and White Photography is a technique used to bring emotion and realism to images. Black and White images usually have strong harsh shadows to create a sense of mystery or danger. This is often achieved through capturing a RAW image and adjusting the brightness, saturation and contrast using editing software such as 'ADOBE Photoshop' to create a black and white effect. A black and white filter can be layered over the image to create the same effect.
To capture this image I took a NIKON (DS300) DSLR outside to capture the image in natural lighting and real life backgrounds in comparison to using a studio. I feel this gives the image a realist effect/approach. I then used Adobe Photoshop to create the Black and White effect by adjusting the exposure and contrast.
The image that I hoped to achieve is a black and white photograph of an urban typical 'bad boy' relating to films such as 'Gangster' that falls into the genre of 'crime'.
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