I know that many people prefer to capture their shots in colour, then create their black and white results afterwards in their software.

And there is certainly nothing wrong with that, as there are greater options at that stage certainly.

However, shooting with your camera in monochrome mode can help us ‘visualise’ better the way the tones and contrast come together in a black and white shot.

I like to do this as it helps me think without the distraction of colour.

The good news is that shots saved as a ‘raw’ file  can be turned back to colour later if desired.

End. (21/12/09).