Black and White Photography is something that I’ve always been interested in, but have never quite mastered. Shooting a 35mm in B&W was such a huge commitment – and it had to be just right. Personally, I think one of the most important things in B&W Photography is the contrast. There has to be plenty of it, to make up for the lack of color. Otherwise everything will just look terribly flat.
Of course with Photoshop, you can now easily change a color photo to black and white and add that contrast, but try shooting in B&W sometime. It really makes you think about the picture you’re about to take. It was a lot harder than I thought to get a great photo. (Of course the subject matter helps!)