With our modern world awash with colour, shooting in black and white presents the opportunity to strip a frame back to its fundamental elements, guiding the viewer into a scene, an emotion, a moment in time. It is effective in most genres – from timeless portraits through to weddings, wildlife and architecture. So what's the best way to capture images when you have mono in mind?
Self-made professional photographer Helen Bartlett specialises in capturing memorable moments of families through monochrome portraiture, while award-winning wedding photographer Sanjay Jogia shoots couples across the world in both colour and black and white, using the latter to hone in on the energy of these vibrant, large-scale events. Fashion, dance and portrait photographer Sascha Hüttenhain's dramatic style encompasses black and white, accentuating the expression of his subjects.
Here, the three professional photographers and Canon Ambassadors share the tips and techniques they have accumulated over years of experience behind the lens shooting in black and white.