Which portrait is more powerful? Black & white? Which portrait is more striking? The vibrant colourful version?
There’s often a debate in the photography world as to which portrait style packs the most punch. Some photographers even go so far as to offer black and white as the only option. We have our thoughts about colour portraits vs. black & white and why the answer isn’t as ultimate at you might think. The best photographers will know how and when to use both.
We would love to hear your opinion! Which version of the examples below makes a stronger impact on you? Tell us your favourites in the comments.
We help guide our clients in choosing the option that’s right for them and their needs. More often than not they opt for the colourful choice.
Here are Julia’s thoughts:
“Asking if black and white or colour photography is better is like asking if apples or oranges are better. There is no better; there is only different and personal preference. I love both of them and we luckily live in a digital world where we can decide after an image is taken, whether it would work better with or without colour. We create our share of black and white imagery but we work with colour a lot in our studio because people come to us for bright, vibrant images that capture the happiness of their family and look great in their homes.” ~ Julia Boggio
So is the answer as black and white as you originally thought? Get in touch for your studio portrait session and decide for yourself.