The world's first photograph was murky wash of grays. So as you take black and white photos for this week's Shooting Challenge, don't consider yourself an artsy poseur. Call yourself a historian.
Take a photo in black and white.
Color photography is about vibrance. But when you remove all that, you can focus on all of the other important things: Light, shadow, lines, and texture. Black and white photography is like 2-D sculpture, which is why it's still a celebrated format today.
Our lead image is by Nils, and it was the winner of our black & white Shooting Challenge from 2 years ago! I love that the ground is exposed in perfect black, allowing the viewer to celebrate the grays of the storm above.