Black and white photography
In black and white photography the tones are a lot more obvious. The photo changes so much more drastically. The toning of colour photography, even though it is more subtle, is still very powerful.
With colour photography we can alter the feel of the image and even go so far as to change the appearance of the time of day. The whole meaning of the image can be changed.
Colour in photography
Let’s look at colour in a little more depth and start thinking about tones. Start with warm and cool colours and think about their properties. Warm colours like reds, yellows, oranges and browns can lend a variety of different feelings to an image, ranging between excitement and welcoming warmth.
Cool colours like green, blue and violet, on the other hand, tend to be more relaxing and refreshing but blue can be used to indicate sadness – that’s why people are described as feeling blue when they feel sad.