This week we talked about Black and White digital photography. Basically if you shoot black in white you get a photograph with higher resolution.
Color pictures are obtained by allocating a color to each pixel of the sensor chip according to the Bayer Pattern, resulting in 1/2 green, 1/4 red, and 1/4 blue pixels.
The chip is therefore giving you that amount of information for each color.
When shooting black and white, ALL the pixels are allocated to grayscale – from black to white.
This results in sharper pictures with more detail.
I got my favorite pictures and converted them to black and white to see what changed.
What I found was that the pictures I liked the most in color were not the best ones in black and white.
I suddenly had a different set of “absolute” favorite pictures.
Here are the ones I thought worked best in black and white: