How are you supposed to "see things in black and white", when your vision is colour? but if you try this technique, you may end up with a lot more photos in your keeper file!
Have you ever been out and about wandering through villages or fields, cities or towns and you can't seem to find anything worth photographing ... just "One of those days"! You will get them and it can be quite frustrating. You have made the effort to get your gear together, drive to a favourite spot but just can't get the creative juices flowing!
As an experiment, the next time you are out on a mission, try to see things as they would appear in a black and white photograph. Black and white photography tends to add mood to a photo and by removing all traces of colour; the onlooker's eye is more attracted to your subject.
Black and White photography works very well with geometric shapes or repeating patterns in your scene. But experiment, and learn to 'see' in black and white, and you will have some stunning photos that in colour may look quite un-interesting. Have a look at the photos in the Ausphotography, Members' Photos, Monochrome section
, for some inspirations
So remember, if you are having a "down day", switch your brain into black and white mode and see what you can come up with!