Black and White or Colour?
Venice 2013

Black and White or Colour?

So which is best? Monochrome or colour? And can you simply desaturate a colour image to produce a wonderful black and white picture? When I spotted this woman in the streets of Venice, I knew the picture had to be in black and white. It would never work properly in colour. The child's brightly-coloured hat and trousers pulled the eye right away from the main subject. Photograph by Philip Dunn Well, as a photographer who served an apprenticeship on local newspapers when glass plate cameras were the norm, I have a deep affection for black…

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