Today, I want to touch on using black & white conversions, and/or sepia conversions to add drama to and enhance emotion in your images.
Below is a color image from a recent wedding that I photographed. The bride's hair was finished and she was given a mirror to see it for the first time. The anticipation and joy she felt was palpable in the room.
However, sometimes, simply turing the image from color to black and white can give it a whole added layer of emotion.
Sepia is when a B&W photo has a brown tint to it. It's often associated with a vintage look. Some people hate it and others love it. It's entirely a personal choice.
However, the beauty and emotion that a good B&W image can convey is a true treasure, and I love to use black and white conversions to enhance many of my images.
How about you? Are you a B&W lover? How about Sepia?