Monochrome photography

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Monochromatic images draw attention to elements that become more apparent and prominent due to the lack of colours. This lends the image more depth as it removes distractions that colour can sometimes create.
Monochrome photography often has a very strong, atmospheric and moody look, with a sense of drama that impacts straight to the core.
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The noise resulting from the high ISO rating is more pleasant than in colour photographs as it emphasises texture, atmosphere and character. Digital photography can also replicate the aesthetic characteristic of film.
Personally monochrome images help me to see in a better way how the available light paints the subject by either isolating it or revealing it.
Shapes and patterns appear clearly thanks to the simplicity of tone.
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My main influences, and I am sure of many others too, on the creation of monochromatic photographs are the big masters:
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About the Author

Miguel is a freelance photographer and educator based in Brighton, who has travelled taking pictures all round the world. With more than 20 years of experience in photography he has the skills and passion about this craft to share the knowledge, advice and help you need. He teaches beginners, amateurs and professionals. Working at your own level and pace you will benefit from a personalised tuition either in a small group tour or in a one-to-one session. From getting to know how to control your camera’s settings to improving your compositions or to get a new and inspiring approach to your work he will help you to communicate visually in an efficient and enjoyable way through a creative and practical system.

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