"Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected."
Black and White photography is probably the most artful form of photography. Leaving out colors for distraction, it immediately pushed into focus the subject of the composition, which means the photographer has to very particular in choosing his picture and subject. Black and white photography brings out an old world charm in a composition, and lends an air of regality, which can be very soothing to the eye. But the technicalities of taking a good black and white picture like focusing on shapes and textures instead of colors etc, and how best to use your DSLR to achieve the best results are skills that have to be acquired, and IIP.com courses can teach you from the comforts of your home.