Category Archives: Black & White

10 REASONS TO SHOOT FOR BLACK AND WHITE ~ Michael Freeman

That’s deliberate—‘for’ black and white—-not ‘in’, because digital has reversed the decisions and choice that used to accompany this, the most traditional form of photography. Even acknowledging a newish specialist trend toward monochrome sensors, digital black and white starts with … Continue reading

Posted in Black & White | Comments Off on 10 REASONS TO SHOOT FOR BLACK AND WHITE ~ Michael Freeman

GUIDE TO BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY 2 – TECHNICAL ESSENTIALS ~ Joel Tjintjelaar

This article aims to give some insight into the technical essentials and logic behind black and white photography and also tries to establish an overview of the commonly available methods for processing to black and white. It describes why a … Continue reading

Posted in Black & White | Comments Off on GUIDE TO BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY 2 – TECHNICAL ESSENTIALS ~ Joel Tjintjelaar

IN DEFENSE OF BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY – GUIDE TO BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY 1 ~ Joel Tjintjelaar

Part 1 of a guide to give some insight in black and white photography and how to create better black and white photographs. There are so many tutorials on the Internet on black and white photography, also my website has … Continue reading

Posted in Black & White | Comments Off on IN DEFENSE OF BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY – GUIDE TO BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY 1 ~ Joel Tjintjelaar

Top 6 Considerations to Help You Decide on Color or Black and White for Your Image ~ Megan Kennedy

As soon as humans discovered that it was possible to capture black and white tones in a photographic image, a practical means of color photography was sought by those who dreamed of harnessing the full spectrum of visible light. Some of the … Continue reading

Posted in Black & White, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Top 6 Considerations to Help You Decide on Color or Black and White for Your Image ~ Megan Kennedy

Why Black & White is a Good Place to Start in Photography ~ Tobias Key

Black-and-white photography is the place to start if you’re serious about becoming a better photographer. Go back to the dark ages before digital. Dinosaurs ruled the Earth, and the equivalent of Adobe Lightroom was a small piece of card on … Continue reading

Posted in Black & White | Comments Off on Why Black & White is a Good Place to Start in Photography ~ Tobias Key

Shadows and Highlights: The Mark of Excellence ~ Tedric Garrison

Back in the days of black and white photography, I worked in a darkroom as a lab assistant, and sometimes students would make the mistake of asking me what I thought. If they wanted to learn this was not a … Continue reading

Posted in Black & White, Light | Comments Off on Shadows and Highlights: The Mark of Excellence ~ Tedric Garrison

5 Simple Ways to Create Expressive Photos in Black and White ~ Chris Corradino

Can you visualize the world around you in black and white? It’s not easy to do at first with an array bright colors competing for your attention. Look a little closer however, and you may recognize the broad potential for … Continue reading

Posted in Black & White | Comments Off on 5 Simple Ways to Create Expressive Photos in Black and White ~ Chris Corradino

Black and White Portrait Photography Tips~ Paul Summers

There are no hiding places in a black and white portrait. With no distraction from color, the physical characteristics of the subject are revealed. Monochrome exposes intimate details such as bone structure, texture, and expression to a much greater level … Continue reading

Posted in Black & White, Portraits/Wedding | Comments Off on Black and White Portrait Photography Tips~ Paul Summers

Zone System Shortcut for High Contrast B & W Photos ~ Jennifer Berube

Back in the day, Ansel Adams created the zone system for seeing light, processing negatives, and darkroom developing to get really high contrast, beautiful prints. Since film and digital are so different, we don’t talk about the zone system so … Continue reading

Posted in Black & White | Comments Off on Zone System Shortcut for High Contrast B & W Photos ~ Jennifer Berube