Today’s post is a question for photographers: When presenting an image to the world, how do you decide between color or black & white?

In the stock photography venue making this decision is easy for me – I do all my images in color knowing that the buyer can covert them to black & white on their own if they want. But when it comes to portraits and/or fine art photos, I frequently have a difficult time deciding.

How do you decide? Do you go into the editing of an image already knowing or do you make the decision on the fly? I’d love to hear other photographer’s thought process on the subject.

Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/160 second, f/4.5, ISO 100