Roma in Monochrome

Roma is a feast for the senses and it inspired me to shoot in color most of the time during my photo workshop last week. This is unusual for me, as a majority of my street work is in B&W. There were a few instances when the scene obviously called for monochrome and this is something I discussed with my students thoughout the week. Either the subject required a more timeless feel or the color was overpowering or too distracting and was better removed because it didn’t add anything to the story. Here are a few of my B&W images of Roma (and two or three pics shot in Firenze):

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6 thoughts on “Roma in Monochrome

  1. Hi.
    I was just wondering… in the photos where the people loot at the camera, and notice they’re being photographed, what happens after the shot? Don’t they mind being photographed? Do you ask for permission, or what do you do? I am always too afraid to photograph people. I dont want to offend anyone.

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  2. What I observed was that when it was the people,you shot mostly in black and white. For the architecture
    and details of same you went for the color.

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    • Not exactly Sheila. There are just as many people/street photographs in color. The color either added to the feel of the image (light, warmth) or to the story (sense of place) in the people color pics. It became a distraction in the ones I chose to convert to B&W.

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  3. Many thanks for the greatest pleasure your photos from Rome brought me,monochrome and the chromatic ones!!!!I appreciate your info’s about the way you’ve made them enormously,it is so exciting to know the mental proccess …Wishing you many lovely moments this Sunday,my best regards…:)))

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