Black and White Photography Tips

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WHY would you want to shoot Black and White photos?

There is no denying that a black and white image can have something special that a color image lacks so here are some black and white photography tips to get you started.

Probably the first thing to know about B&W photography is that today it’s a ‘discipline’: in other words it involves specific limitations.

These limitations are no longer a necessary part of photography because with digital you can . . . → Read More: Black and White Photography Tips

Black and White Photography Tips p.2

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Black and white works in shades or tones of gray. You need a pure white and a pure black somewhere in the image to anchor your tonal range.

Too little tonal separation and you have a ‘flat’ image.

Too much and you have an image that is more like a poster – too ‘hard’ or too contrasty.

Black and white photos makes you focus your attention more on shapes, forms, lines etc. . . . → Read More: Black and White Photography Tips p.2

Black and White Photography Tips p.3

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Making your own black and white pictures the good old fashioned way can be fun. It’s VERY hands on.

There’s something magical about sliding a sheet of white photographic paper into the developing tray and watching the image form before your eyes. That magic can offset the messy chemicals and smells.To create your own (no computers) black and white photo prints you will need:

1. A camera that uses film – non-digital. There are thousands of these for sale everywhere in . . . → Read More: Black and White Photography Tips p.3