Most of my street photography is black and white. I didn’t make that choice really, I just kinda happened that I get a taste for monochrome black and white street photography
Video of me doing black & white street photos and portraits
These are some of my black and white street photography
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Most of my photos are in black and white. It was never my intent to do black and white photography only, but for some reason when I look at my b & w portraits, candid and street photography – 90% of the photos are monochrome or black and white. – Even the shots I took using my phone.
In terms of tips for black and white street portraits, I think it’s important to just try everything. One thing I’ve had a lot of fun and success with is using flash for noir and monochrome photography.
Most of the shots above are taken with my new favorite camera for street photography called Fujifilm x100f and the Ricoh II. Both cameras perform extremely well and come with built-in black and white, monochrome and noir filters for your JPGs. I normally do all my black and white street photography in RAW and edit it in Adobe Lightroom.
Tips on doing black and White Street Photography
If you want all my street photography tips, in black and white and color, go here.
Use Flash: Before I got into street photography, I thought flash was a no-go until I started doing my black and white street photos. The camera’s flash is a great tool for doing noir and monochrome portraits – even in the day-time.
Get close: It’s a bit intimidating doing street photography close-up, but it’s really where the good stuff is. And if you use flash, it’s even more important. This black and white street portrait below is shot with my Fujifilm x100f during the day, with flash.
An example of black & white Street Photography with flash in the daytime