Going monochrome always changes my perspective with photography, even if it’s only for a day. I begin to *see* the world in lights, shadows, tones, shapes, and patterns, and it really improves my skills.

This year, I’ve decided to challenge myself to go monochrome for an entire month. And I’ve chosen the month of April because it’s no doubt one of the hardest months (for me, at least) to go monochrome. Everything is blooming and the sky is finally blue and the grass is finally green.

But I am eager to witness these spring changes without the distraction of color. In black and white, nature tells an entirely different story…

If you want to follow me along on this challenge, I’ll be using the hashtag #monochromeforamonth on Instagram. I also hope to do weekly updates here on the blog.

I’d also love for you to join me! Switch your camera’s settings to monochrome–or use only black and white film–and share links to what you come up with in the comments below, or use the hashtag #monochromeforamonth on Instagram.