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The Art of Black and White Photography, 2nd Edition by Torsten Andreas Hoffmann

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5   Why Are Moods So Important?

Just as in music, emotions can be expressed in photography. How is it possible to capture emotions using an image sensor and to generate tones and gray tones that equal the major or minor keys of the music scale?

There are many expensive cameras on the market that can give us the highest technical pictorial quality, but even these outstanding cameras cannot create atmospheric photos; only the person behind the camera can do that. The photographer can compose a perception of the world in a tight image. Well, what makes a tight image? First, it is the pictorial content, but it is how you place that content in the image that determines the impact it will have. The three photos taken at a beach in Lanzarote (figures ...

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