For many clients of architectural photography, black and white can be used to show the form and function of a building, without distractions of colour. Thus, the viewer is more taken with the actual design of the building and how it is situated and relates to it's environment.
Even in the world of Real Estate photography, this technique can be used to add a dramatic vision to the properties and offer the agent something a little different that may be remembered by the people looking for houses. Whilst the majority of images do need and have to be in colour a selection of black and white, given an appropriate property, may help to sell the house to a discerning viewer.
Altitude Apartments, Adelaide
Adelaide Central Bus Station
Of course, one bonus of the digital age is the ability to play with the images and use techniques such as Selective Colourisation. This can add another dimension to an image:
Lake Tekapo, NZ
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