Do seal images work in black & white? Judging from the photos taken by Sean while guiding our Seals of Lincolnshire photography holidays, I'd say an emphatic yes!
One of the reasons I love monochrome photos is because it lends a certain timeless quality to the images. It's a particularly nostalgic form of photography, reminding me of a time when black & white was the only option for photos.
Ted Grant said “When you photograph people in colour, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls.” Looking at the gorgeous image below, I think this also holds true for wildlife. What do you think?
I asked Sean why he chose to shoot these images in monochrome & he replied: “because I enjoy the challenge & creative push from shooting in black & white.”
“Creating a monochrome image allows me to focus on form, texture, shape & composition” he added, “but sometimes, black & white is just the ticket!”
JOIN SEAN IN 2018 TO PHOTOGRAPH NORFOLK'S SEALS
In November 2018, Sean will be leading a week-long holiday focussed on Norfolk Seal photography for NaturesLens, specifically between the dates of November 25 – 30 2018.
The cost is £999 per participant which includes five nights accommodation in a gorgeous cottage on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis; your meals will be warming, homely & plentiful to get you warmed through & filled up after a long day on the beach. Numbers are limited to ensure that the trip is sustainable, ethical & enjoyable for every photographer.