It's fairly common knowledge that general photography knowledge can help your cinematography, using black and white photography can help you learn even more.
Exposure is a fairly important concept and without the color it becomes even more important to capture a good exposure to understand the details.
Since B&W photos don't have color, it requires much more attention to the tonal range and contrast of the image. This helps you advance your color correction skills without the frills of color as well as learning the basics fairly simply.
Honestly B&W photos get boring fairly quickly. So it forces you to think outside the box; think up new compositions; learn patterns. B&W photos force you to perfect every aspect of your photo. You can't distract people with pretty colors.
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