Ask someone on the street, "what is monochromatic photography?" and you're likely to get the answer; "black and white". While that's not wrong, monochromatism is actually more than that. It's the purposeful reduction or elimination of all colors save for hues within a single shade. As always, rules are meant to be broken, or bent, and you may see the incorporation of an additional color to the primary shade used to add emphasis or visual interest to an image.
I really like the modern and fresh "tone on tone" esthetic of monochromatism and often use it in the studio even as recent as last week with Bebe and George, the two miniature poodles in the bottom image. I was thrilled with this week's theme of monochromatic in the Pet Photography 52 Week Project as I had lots of images to choose from - this is my wheelhouse!
Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography is a Certified Professional Photographer with the organization Professional Photographers of America; a designation held by fewer than 2,500 photographers nationwide and a hallmark of consistency, technical skill, artistry and professionalism. Penny Whistle specializes in both on-location and studio photography providing pet, equine, family, couples & engagement and high school senior portraits as well as corporate headshots and commercial photography services in her studio located in historic downtown Carrollton as well as on location in Coppell, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound and surrounding communities in Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas.