Black and white photography is enduringly popular across genres for its timeless quality and ability to focus the gaze on a subject, without distractions. But what's the best way to capture images when you have mono in mind?
Of course, shooting RAW is always a good idea as it gives you the freedom to explore editing treatments at your leisure, but there's no definitive 'right way' to shoot black and white. You switch your camera to black and white mode if you're the type of photographer who prefers to see an accurate preview of your final image. But equally, converting colour images into black and white is easier than ever thanks to editing presets in programs such as Canon's Digital Photo Professional (DPP).
Photographers André Teixeira and Clement Kiragu are both adept at creating striking black and white images – André in his wedding work and personal street photography, and Clement in his wildlife images. Here they reveal how and why they turn to black and white over colour, and their different approaches to capturing and processing their striking images.