How to See the World in Monochrome

RICOH GR III in high contrast monochrome JPEG setting is epic.

Love texture

First step — textures are great in monochrome. Set your camera to high contrast black and white jpeg mode, and shoot with EVF or LCD screen to better visualize monochrome compositions.

Shoot against the light

Try to intentionally get lens flare.

Strange lighting situations

Shoot reflective surfaces, or situations with artificial lighting.

Look for curves

When you’re walking about, look for curves. Shoot -1 or -2 exposure compensation to highlight the shapes and lines.

Shoot the sky

Photograph clouds and the sky. It renders so beautifully in monochrome!

Simplify shapes and forms

Simpler is better.

Diagonal lines

For more dynamic compositions, fill the frame with diagonal lines!

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