In our full-color, digital world, black-and-white photography may seem like a thing of the past. But for many photographers, monochromatic images have the ability to convey the simple, raw emotion of people, landscapes and other subject matter in a way that color can't. Qualities like light and shadow, along with pattern and texture are emphasized in stunning fashion when the emotional attachments of color are eliminated.
Black-and-white photography is a delicate art that requires great attention to equipment, process, composition, lighting and tonality. The following pages will help you choose the proper gear and learn the necessary technique to make striking monochromatic images of your very own.