Thursday, February 20, 2014

Question #2

Q: "When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls." - Ted Grant.
Do you agree? Disagree? Why?

A: I partially agree. I think black and white portraits are really beautiful. When I look at them, I tend to focus more on the person's face than anything else; whereas in color, I may become distracted by their bright shirt or cool dress. However, color can be used as an expression of the person's soul - if they are a colorful person, a colorful photograph can enhance that. But something great about black and white is that it tends to bring focus to the face, especially the eyes. Most would say that's important because the eyes are the window to the soul, which is true in some ways. The eyes are a big part of who a person is, and when eyes are enhanced in a photograph, I think it makes for a beautiful picture.

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