Back in July I blogged about why I find I’m shooting in black and white. The subject of black and white photography never seems to go away, it seems.
I saw a post on the Internet by an “expert” who said you shouldn’t make “unnecessary” black and white photos. I am pretty sure that I lost brain cells just by reading that sentence. It generated several questions for me:
1. What constitutes “unnecessary” black & white?
2. Who gets to decide what’s “unnecessary?”
3. Why should anyone care whether or not I (or you) decide to shoot black and white?
4. What’s next? Unnecessary color?
Of course I’m writing this a bit tongue in cheek, but I do find the whole conversation to be misplaced.
I encourage you to read the full article. I think Scott, as ever, has hit the nail on the head.