Photographers love the captivating look of monochrome street photography. Buyers also love it, and it’s more appealing for them than color. But why is it that they prefer black and white when color is more vibrant and alive?
The absence of color makes the mood stronger, and there’s a feeling of mystery and subtlety in it. A monochrome image makes photographs more appealing in its natural state. It also has this minimalist effect unlike colors which are often distracting and difficult to relay. Colorful backgrounds or objects can easily distract the view and destroy the angle that’s supposed to be showcased in the photo. That is why photographers love black and white as it helps to emphasize what should really be highlighted in the photos and viewers could focus on that and not on the veracity of the colors.
In a street photographer’s point of view, a black and white captured background of a scene or image can reduce the complexity of an image. Colors, on the other hand, are rather complex and difficult to control, especially in street photography because of the hustle and bustle of the atmosphere.
There are lots of unique style variations to choose from before you start capturing those moments. Monochrome photography will help you concentrate more on the shadows and proper lighting unlike colors that requires you to check every angle in order not to divert the image’s focus.
In order for your monochromes to stand out from the rest, you should have a unique style that can make you stand out.