The Power of Monochrome

One of the most important decisions you can make as a photographer comes long after you finished shooting. Once you’ve captured that perfect portrait, that always elusive landscape shot, or any other kind of image, you’ll come back to your computer and take the image from your camera. After you’ve combed through the images to pick the perfect candidate, you have an important decision to make;

Should your image be black and white, monochrome, or colour?

All black and white images are monochrome, but not all monochrome images are black and white. A monochrome image is one that uses different shades of a single colour. “Sepia” photos are one of the most common types of non-black and white monochrome, but the possibilities for monochrome are endless.

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Sepia monochrome photo of Battersea Power Station by Ion Paciu

The choice to use monochrome over full colour is always personal, and will be diffe