See how Black & White protraits can show color.
What you lose from not being able to capture beautiful golden hour light, you'll gain back in focusing more on the direction, quantity and quality of light
around you. Learning how to read and play with different elements of light in this way is a fantastic skill that parlays directly into shooting video or studio
strobes too, trust me. Looking at someone's face, or into their eyes, without the distraction of color can provide a stronger emotional connection to your subject.
It's not necessarily always the case, but if like me, you often feel more connected to a person in a black and white image over a color image, this could be the
reason why. With color gone, it's purely about the connection you have with the subject. One of the most common reasons people want to shoot in black and white
today is because it lends a certain timeless quality to the images. This is because we still think of black and white as being a throwback to the photographic past.
Of course, it is in terms of black and white was much more prevalent before color, but this is still a great reason to shoot black and white. It doesn't matter
what race, color or background you happen to be, black and white photography provides wonderful tonal range between the deepest blacks and the whitest whites.
Garishly colorful makeup is no longer distracting. Pigments, discoloration and distracting elements of the skin can become less obvious. It's not hard to see why
fashion photographers like Peter Lindbergh have built their entire careers shooting almost exclusively in black and white.