Shooting for Color or Other Design Elements

Despite our own, personal preferences what is it that determines whether a particular image is better suited to reproduction as a black and white or color photograph.

A good indication is what attracted you to the subject in the first place? Where you drawn in by the color or by other design elements such as tone, texture, line or shape.

Assuming you're happy working with programs like Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop it's always best, when using a digital camera, to shoot in color and then convert the image into black and white on the desktop. This gives you the option of going back to your original color image, if the black and white rendering doesn't work out for you. It's great insurance.

Glenn Guy