Sometimes businesses use Black & White simply for historical reasons or in an attempt to make differing portraits seem to match each other. We’re sometimes asked whether we provide Headshot Photography in color of monochrome.
Simply put, the camera captures in color. We can provide your portraits in color or B&W. Or we can do both for a small fee.
Why is there a fee? As you know lots of software can automatically convert your color photograph to B&W. If that is what you need, then you can actually do it yourself and we recommend you take delivery in color so that you have the option to change in the future.
However there are many ways to convert photographs from color to B&W. If you ask us to do the conversion, then we do it by hand based on the individual photograph. Depending on the colors and scenery of where you are in Sydney, you can create some very different looks.
Here you can see an example of a color business portrait, next to an automated conversion to B&W. Then below you can see three different ways we have manually converted the same photograph to B&W.
Below is part of an office Executive Portrait session, and because the background is a consistent color we can actually manipulate that in various ways to make the person stand out.
As you can see, in both cases the auto-software leaves the person’s face a little dark by default despite both being Caucasian skin. When we convert manually we pay attention to what’s important so that you don’t get lose in a muddle of grey.
Valent Lau Photography helps you look amazing at your Branding Photography session at our Eastern Suburbs studio. We help you connect with your audience, in a strong, professional way. Contact us now and let us help you make your best first impression.