Black-and-white or coloured wedding photography?

For 30-40 thousands years now, the human hand was the one that created icons and images on various surfaces, drawing with coal, ink and paints. Quite recently, only 190 years ago Nicephore Niepce, thanks to a technological advancement that occurred in 1826. He presents a new method of copying onto a photosensitive material, those subjects that were in front of the photographic lens.

The first, photographic images were, of course, monochrome and of very low quality, but with the advancement of technology, the quality soon advanced too. Very soon, in 1861 James Clark discovered a method to present a coloured photograph. A coloured photograph, printed on paper appeared after 1920, but it was too costly and complex, thus it was only used in advertisements and the fashion industry. Thirty more years had to pass in order for it to be used by amateur photographers and more to be exhibited as art, when Willian Eggleston in 1976 carried out his first exhibition in the New York Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition was badly critiqued.

In the beginning, coloured photography was doubted as art. Until then, every event, even weddings were in black and white, even though there were coloured films since the beginning of 1950s. However, in the end it became a standard choice for all photographers. 

Now, every photograph in the digital form are in colour, but, they can easily become black and white. It's a matter of choice. A choice of expression. For this particular reason, black and white and monochrome pictures never disappeared. It is a choice and it returns to the artistic world, in the artistic photography, in wedding and baptism photography with prime success. It is considered as the most reliable and artistic form of photography.