Lines in Black & White

Snowy Road with Fence
Frenchtown, Montana

When you switch your camera or smartphone to make black & white pictures, you need to pay more attention to composition. One technique is to look for subjects in your scene that create lines leading from the foreground to the background. In this picture, the barb wire fence and the tire tracks in the snow draw your eye from the snow close to the camera toward the trees and distant hill in the background.

Learn more about making better black & white photos in Introduction to Black & White Photography, beginning January 30, 2024, at the Lifelong Learning Center in Missoula, Montana. Click here for details and registration.