Wildlife is synonymous with multi colored plumage, multitone fur, brilliant scales, with smooth bokeh verdant green and sky blue. It is but natural to shoot wildlife in color and then further boost that saturation to get an eye-catching picture. Take the saturation scale to the other extreme and the impact can be dramatic. A picture drained of its colors allows the eye to focus on technique, composition, shapes, texture or action. Like everyone I love color too, but there are romance and sense of eternity to black-and-white that cannot be replicated.
Here are some tips on shooting wildlife in monochrome
Dr. Tarique Sani has been clicking photographs since his early teens. Self taught in darkroom techniques of developing film and making prints, he shifted to digital cameras almost as soon as they became available in the consumer market. His first digital camera was Casio QV-100 followed by Casio QV-8000SX. He rapidly graduating to a slew of DSLRs from Nikon and then Canon. However Tarique's current favorite camera for capturing images is an iPhone.
A serious amateur wildlife photographer. His photographs appear in more than 50 journals and ornithology books across the world. Some of them are on display in various wildlife sanctuaries and museums.
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