The Black and White Photo Awards has announced its 2023 winners, and one photo to rule them all shows an elegant, adorable gelada monkey. The international photo focuses on black-and-white images, and this year’s edition was even more successful than anyone had hoped for.
There are a lot of crazy ideas out there when it comes to experimental photography. Multiple exposures. Film Soups. Shooting your rolls backward. But have you ever heard of anybody loading two rolls of film into a camera at the same time? Me neither, and that’s exactly why I’m going to do it!
The idea in a nutshell is to figure out a way to get a color roll and a black and white roll of 35mm film loaded into my Nikon F3 so that each press of the shutter exposes both films at the same time. After they were developed I could possibly stack or layer the developed negatives for a cool effect. Hopefully.
As children, many, if not most of us, were afraid of the dark. In fact, I’m still not quite comfortable with it. But sometimes, the greatest things are born from our greatest fears – and photographer Daniel Sackheim shows it in his latest project Unseen.
As a child, you think about what might be lurking under the bed, out the window, or in the closet. But as an adult, Daniel started using darkness to his advantage and ended up with an emotional collection of black-and-white photos.
Converting your portraits to black and white allows the viewer to focus more on the light, composition, texture, and emotion in the photos. However, there are some things to have in mind while shooting if you want your portrait series to be black and white. In this video, Ian Hippolyte reminds you to be intentional and shares five simple tips to make your portraits more striking.
If you’re a fan of black and white photography, you’ll enjoy the photos from the Black and White Photo Awards 2022. The contest has just announced this year’s winners with the overall winner being Belgian photographer Johan Willems.
However, there are plenty more wonderful images among category winners and runner-ups. So, let’s check them out and enjoy the art of black and white photography.
Some photos obviously work better in black and white than they do in color. However, sometimes it’s difficult to decide whether to keep the color version or convert your photos to black and white. I know it’s happened to me many, many times.
If this sounds familiar, this video from Adorama is for you. In the video, Pye Jirsa discusses five scenarios when transferring a photo to black & white could be the best editing option. It will not only help you improve your images, but help you make the decision when you’re having second thoughts.
Well, this is sad news. film company Street Candy Film, founded in 2018 by Vincent Moschetti is calling it a day. In a post to their Facebook page, the company announced that while they had great hope for the future, rising costs from their suppliers have given them no choice. They say the manufacturer who produces their product “decide[d] to triple the price of film overnight” there was nothing left for them to do.
The company released two films. ATM 400 in 2018, which was made from security surveillance film and offered a fantastic contrasty look and MTN100 in 2021, another black and white film made from motion picture film stock. As of the Facebook announcement, they said there were 174 rolls of ATM400 left, but now both films are now listed as discontinued and out of stock on the Street Candy website.
For the longest time, I wasn’t a huge fan of digital black and white conversions. I stuck with film. Ilford FP4+ to be precise. It wasn’t a “purist” thing. I just felt that digital black and whites didn’t look as good as what I could get right out of the developing tank. Software, and specifically Adobe’s RAW processing engine, has come a long way since then, though.
Now, digital black and whites are quite commonplace. But how do you get the most out of your digital black and white conversions in Lightroom? Well, Pye Jirsa’s here with a seven-step process to help you get the best out of your shots for a nice dramatic result. He even gives you his raw file so you can follow along exactly.
All About Photo (AAP) Magazine’s Black and White contest is all about removing colors and capturing the essence of a person or a scene, and it has recently awarded 25 photographers did it best. The results of AAP’s Black and White contest are here, so let’s check them out and enjoy them together.
We talked today about film photography and its magic that just can’t be recreated digitally. If you shoot film or you want to try it, there’s a new 35mm film that seems like a real treat. Kosmo Foto’s Agent Shadow is a black and white film perfect for shooting in low light and a real treat for all fans of the Film Noir look.