Recently I have read several materials about using black background. Not a long time ago, I have tried to take photos with black background.
For example in case of this image of children´s hand protected by mother´s hand.
What I like about the black background the best is the simple and obvious fact that one doesn´t need to pay attention for shadows. Wonderful! Because the question of shadows (for example when they are too hard on light background) makes me upset. Black background resist much longer usable. White background is much more sensitive to any kind of dirt, even if one pays attention as much as possible.
And yet, I must say, I don´t use the black background as often as white (or colorful) backgrounds. Why? I do believe that the reason might be because the stock photography requests much more white (or light) background. The black background looks more artistic, in my opinion. And perhaps more serious?
The materials I have read made me think about the black background a lot. I have it of course, but it lies down under my other kinds of backgrounds. Maybe it is a question of time when black background will be again in “fashion”? Or maybe it is used and requested and I am instinctively attracted by images with light background as I really love light pastel colors and use them in my images?
What about you? Do you like black background? Do you use it often or rarely? Maybe your bestseller-image is exactly with elegant black background. I wish you good luck and inspiration for photos of such kind!