Winter is a great time to explore black & white. With its focus on light and shade, form and balance it can really emphasize the key elements of a scene. A monochromatic aesthetic can also be used for storytelling as it evokes an emotional response by playing with contrasts and tones. This Friday, to help you get some inspiration, we’ve selected nine of our favourite black & white pictures entered into various categories from the Sony World Photography Awards over the last three years.
Make the most of the colder temperatures and let your eye wander as there's so much to photograph. As there are only a few days left to enter your best series of pictures into our Professional competition, why not give a try to black & white? You may become our next winner!