September 18, 2011

Street Scene, Rio de Janeiro

Photograph by Rasko Ristic, My Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow

The choice to make an image in black and white should be based on subject matter. This Old World scene, with its stone walls, brick street, and classic Volkswagen, is a perfect choice for a shot in black and white because we can enjoy all the textures and shapes without being distracted by color. That the photographer chose to fill more than half the frame with the street's wonderful patterns underlines that the image is about the textural delight of this timeless place.

Photo Tip: Black and white photography is a perfect choice when you want to bring out textures, especially when there’s a sense of nostalgia or timelessness about the subject.

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