Yorkshire Wedding Photographer Shooting black and white
Black and White Wedding Photography
There is a lot of colour in a wedding and similarly there’s a lot of colour in wedding photography to reflect this. But using Black and White film and digital edits to replicate film is a crucial weapon in my wedding arsenal. Used purposefully, it can elevate images beyond snapshots.
Grain is a key component of Black and White photography. It adds texture and softens the edges producing an ethereal and emotional quality. Delta 3200 is the film I use the most and consequently I replicate it in my digital images exactly. There’s something about Delta 3200 35mm grain that, when used in well lit specific conditions, produces amazing results for me. So much so that when I look at Black and White images shot on other films, say Kodak Tri-X, I often wonder how the image would look with Delta’s grain pattern.
Black and White film is specifically effective with ‘getting ready’ and First Dance images. As such, the photographs below reflect this. However, I’ve tried to present as much of a wedding day as possible. A tricky feat given not every situation is suited to Black and White. And I don’t always use Black and White images in every situation on a wedding day. That being said, the photographs below are a good representation of what a Black and White wedding shot by me would actually look like. I’ve used multiple weddings across most wedding day situations to help this.
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