How to Start with "Monochromatic Photography" ? by Snehil Singh

Monochromatic means- Any photo containing only the hues or tones of one specific colour.


All grey/black and white images are monochromatic.





Monochrome photography is most often used for artistic and aesthetic purposes.

Monochromatic Photography gives your pictures a historical, cinematic feel.

The most important thing about monochromatic pictures is that it depicts emotions.


𝖶𝖾 𝖺𝗋𝖾 𝗎𝗌𝖾𝖽 𝗍𝗈 𝗌𝖾𝖾𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗐𝗈𝗋𝗅𝖽 𝗂𝗇 𝖼𝗈𝗅𝗈𝗎𝗋 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗍𝗁𝖾𝗋𝖾 𝗇𝗈𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗂𝗌 𝗐𝗋𝗈𝗇𝗀 𝗐𝗂𝗍𝗁 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗍

𝗏𝗂ew. 𝖲𝗈𝗆𝖾𝗍𝗂𝗆𝖾𝗌 𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗌 𝖼𝗈𝗇𝗍𝗋𝗂𝖻𝗎𝗍𝖾𝗌 𝗍𝗈 𝗈𝗍𝗁𝖾𝗋 𝖾𝗅𝖾𝗆𝖾𝗇𝗍𝗌 𝗈𝗋 𝖽𝖾𝗍𝖺𝗂𝗅𝗌 𝖻𝖾𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗅𝗈𝗌𝗍 𝗈𝗋 𝗍𝖺𝗄𝖾𝗇

𝖿𝗈𝗋 𝗀𝗋𝖺𝗇𝗍𝖾𝖽. 𝖲𝗈𝗆𝖾 𝗈𝖿 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝖾𝗅𝖾𝗆𝖾𝗇𝗍𝗌 𝗋𝖾𝗊𝗎𝗂𝗋𝖾𝖽 𝖿𝗈𝗋 𝖺 𝗀𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗍 𝗉𝗁𝗈𝗍𝗈 𝗂𝗇𝖼𝗅𝗎𝖽𝖾 𝖼𝗈𝗇𝗍𝗋𝖺𝗌𝗍, 𝗍𝖾𝗑𝗍𝗎𝗋𝖾, l𝗂𝗀𝗁𝗍𝗂𝗇𝗀, 𝗌𝗁𝖺𝗉𝖾, 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖿𝗈𝗋𝗆.


When you shoot for black and white, you challenge yourself to remove the distraction of colour. These include colour casts and differences in colour temperature (ambient light sources), as well as specific colourful elements that are strong, which may reside in the background or take away from your story.





Monochromatic imagery forces you to focus on form, shape, and texture while composing. If your emphasis is on making colours work together, these elements are sometimes overlooked. With black and white, distracting colours are now translated into shades of grey that add to your image.


When you remove colour, the emphasis shifts to the other compositional elements of the image. These include lines, shape and texture, contrasts and tones. With this in mind, it is obvious that not all images will convert well to black and white. So, look at all the elements and deduce what else you have to work with, besides colour. Many times black and white helps you develop a different perspective from what you are used to seeing, which nurtures your photographic eye.


Something about the variance of tonal ranges, rich blacks, and deep contrasts appeal to us psychologically. It creates a connection that makes you stop and pay attention to what is being presented.



👉🏼Few things to take care of while clicking:


1. Click in RAW

2. Look for Contrast

3. Find Wider Range of Midtones

4. Check- Lines, Shapes, Textures, Patterns.

5. Review Your Clicks

6. Keep Improve Framing

7. Focus on Subject

8. Capture Landscapes


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