In case you have been into photography for any period of time you’ve likely had any curiosity about, or have tried shooting black and white images. And if you’ve been especially interested in it, also have started to find out about it, then you have probably heard the phrase,”seeing black and white”. This can be a very popular phrase from the photography education world. With books, workshops, and countless blog posts (including my own) talking”how to see black and white”. However, this blog post isn’t going to be about the”hypothetical seeing in black and white”, but about really seeing black and white with your Olympus mirrorless camera. And not only will I show you a few methods to do it, I’ll also offer you a few suggestions on getting the most out of it. Ready!?!? Part 1: WHY? The timeless appearance of a black and white picture is something almost anyone can appreciate. When it’s the sweeping expansive landscapes devoid of color that Ansel Adams created, or even the iconic Depression Era work of Dorothea Lange, 1 thing is certain, a well done black and white pictures can stand the test of time. Photographing in black and white not only makes a timeless look, it is also an amazing way to produce the patterns and textures of the world about you stand Presety B&W pl outside. When you remove shade from the equation, whatever you’re left with is stripes, stripes, and light. White and black can also be used to remove the diversion of daring colors from a scene to make your subject stand out against a sea of diversion. My Grandmother the previous time I saw her until she passed out. E-PM1 + mZuiko 45mm f/Part 2: WHEN When should you need to in black and white? This is the challenging part to teach. For me there are times once I know I’ll be shooting B&W predicated solely on past experiences with shooting at a particular location or environment. A fantastic illustration is in the streets, and particularly at night after it’s rained. There’s something to be said for a street photo that’s in white and black. Again, the expression”classic” springs to mind. And though there are always hints regarding the age in which a photograph is taken, the emotional connection is what we refer to as timeless. Nothing in the spectacle feels like it must be a part of an era…. It’s only life at any given instant. Another time I’d like to shoot in black and black is when I need to create a dramatic and psychological image that color won’t contribute to. Sounds a little abstract I am sure, however, give it a shot