When you have been into photography for any amount of time you’ve probably had any interest in, or have tried capturing black and white pictures. And if you’ve been especially curious about it, and have begun to find out about it, then you have probably heard the term,”seeing in black and white”. This can be a wildly popular phrase in the photography education globe. With books, workshops, and countless blog posts (including my own) talking”how to view in black and white”. However, this blog post isn’t going to be about the”hypothetical viewing in black and white”, but about really seeing in black and white with your Olympus mirrorless camera. And not only will I show you a couple of methods to do it, I will also offer you a few tips on getting the most from it. Ready!?!? Part 1: WHY? The classic appearance of a black and white picture is something almost anyone can love. When it is the sweeping expansive landscapes devoid of color that Ansel Adams made, or the iconic Depression Era work of Dorothea Lange, one thing is sure, a nicely performed black and white images can endure the test of time. Photographing in black and white not only produces a timeless appearance, it is also an unbelievable way to create the patterns and textures of the world about you stand outside. When Presety B&W pl you remove shade from the equation, whatever you’re left with is stripes, textures, and light. White and black may also be utilized to take out the diversion of bold colours from a spectacle to create your subject stand out against a sea of diversion. My Grandmother the last time I found her before she passed away. E-PM1 + mZuiko 45mm f/Part two: WHEN When in case you need to in white and black? That is the tricky part to educate. For me personally there are instances once I know I will be shooting in B&W based solely on past experiences with shooting at a specific location or environment. A good case in point is in the streets, and especially at night after it’s rained. There’s something to be said for a road photograph that is in black and white. Again, the term”timeless” springs to mind. And although there are always indications concerning the era where a photograph is taken, the emotional connection is what we refer to as timeless. Nothing in the scene feels like it must be a part of an age…. It is only life at any given moment. Another time I want to shoot in black and black is when I need to create a dramatic and emotional image that color won’t bring about. Sounds a little abstract I’m certain, but give it a shot