Sepia, What Is It Good For?

Absolutely nothing? Think again.

Simon & Garfunkel once said, “Everything looks worse in black and white.”

The song was “Kodachrome”, a tune that probably every photographer is familiar with. Paul and Art changed “worse” to “better” during their 1981 concert in Central Park. No doubt a nod to their advancing age.

Or they just forgot the words. Hard to tell.

Anyway, the decision to apply a monochrome (“black and white”) treatment to a photo depends on many things. Probably the most…



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Mark Ali

Mark Ali


I’m a writer, a photographer, a music lover, and a professional ice sculptor. I’m kidding about that last thing. (View my portfolio at: