Today I would like to tell you about this photo from Iceland.
My visit to Iceland took place in 2013, shortly after making the decision that my artistic projects will be B&W only.
It was a tough decision. At that time I wasn’t so sure that it was the right decision.
I was confused. Iceland is made of colors. Beautiful island of green grass and orange sunsets. I was struggling with my thoughts. I stood there on the hill, felt a cold wind on my cheeks and all doubts were reflected on my face.
But eventually I managed to calm down my thoughts and focus. I saw the severe nature of hot springs, geysers, huge waterfalls and volcanoes.
Unique landscape that I wanted to show from a different perspective. Not covered by spectacular colors.
B&W is not only the desaturated version of color image. Good color images can be unattractive in B&W.
It is important to know what looks good on the B&W photo.
On the other hand don’t treat this as a limitation, it is the challenge that can improve your creativity.
In the upcoming days I will start advertising my B&W Lightroom classes. I have planned 7 meetings for autumn and spring sessions in Poland. You can see the details here (in Polish):
Fotografia czarno-biala w Adobe Lightroom
If you are not able to join onsite, you can always sign in for my private lessons online (in English or in Polish):
Lightroom and Photoshop private classes