Black Point

What to do when the state of the weather and the surrounding landscape is not full of colors? That's right, shoot in bw! But in black and white photography, there must be key elements such as contrast, contour sharpness, or soft tonality. And if you take a frame in winter in cloudy weather, you get a gray and gray photo. So where do you get contrast?

Freshly fallen snow comes to the rescue. It is he who creates that very contour sharpness and emphasizes dark contrasting areas, creating a white border.

With snowfall, even the light is different, although it would seem the same cloudy weather.

I rarely take black and white photographs, but there are very good times to create such pictures.

The further I delve into photography, the more I realize that black and white photography is a completely separate, isolated form of photography.

To shoot in grayscale, you need to see the world in a certain way.

I have seen so many bad black and white photos in my life and many good ones. It is very easy to distinguish between them: black point and white point.

These dots are the foundation of any photography.

Previously, it was generally considered a defect if, during contact printing, your black point shifted towards gray. This meant that your photo paper was damaged or the film was out of date. Or you are a dilettante and you should let a more experienced master print your photos.

And now, faulty photography is an art...