Focus on the artistic process:
Black and white photography allows you
to choose extreme contrasts or soft, subtle contrasts.
This puts the creative choice in your hands,
just like any other satisfying artistic medium.
This hallway, still under construction, looks
completely different in B&W. The cross
lighting is now emphasized.
Avoid unpleasant clothing color:
When there are several colors
competing for your attention, in addition
to the subject you, as photographer, were
focusing on, a switch to B&W can help.
There was a lot going on in this
photo of a tired little patriot,
and I wanted to focus on his expression
and the flag he was holding.