This is the summer installment of Bicycle Street Photography in Amsterdam.
Shooting subject matter in colour can help give a better sense of time in photography. This is especially true when colour harmony plays a role in defining the warmer months. But shooting in black and white can help create balance to your compositions, most notably when there is strong tone and contrast from light.
But one of the biggest mistakes in shooting street photography is setting your camera to the black-and-white mode. Do not use it. If you hand that control over to the camera, you’re losing one of your most important creative abilities. Instead, shoot in colour and do the conversion yourself in post-processing.
You may even like what you see in colour, especially when there is little time to observe when shooting fast subjects like bicyclists. But with editing in black and white, you will have freedom and a broader scope in realizing the potential in your street photography.