One of my favourite ways to use black and white is when the colours are too busy, nothing complements each other and you almost don't know what to focus on in the photo.
It's really easy for the mother who couldn't care less about the clothes to still have nice pics.
My example... a bit too busy
See? Now you don't have to make your kids wear the same/ co-ordinating clothes - just make the pic black and white!
And then that same night (our year-end), the kids took some photos of us.
Both the skew photos (remember when that was all the rage a few years ago? there was even a joke that a skew pic on Instagram got x times as many likes as a straight pic) and that canvas make me twitch but we'll take what we can get with our budding photographers.
In other news, Mandy told me how to access the monochrome setting on my Canon. I'm slightly embarrassed to say I'd never experimented before, and I've had the camera for THREE YEARS!
(read your manual if you don't want to be like me)
I posted a pic to FB saying it's been YEARS since we dressed up. I think it was probably 10 years ago at a work function and the two weddings we've been to, we just wear work clothes.
Which means I had to buy the dress.
What about you?
How often do you dress up?