Combinations of geometric shapes and natural shapes of the human body are interesting and intriguing. Photo series named “Geometric Variants” brings them together in an abstract and minimal way. The creator of the project is Erika Zolli, and her vision is the geometric relationship between man and space around him.
Black & White still remains the photographer’s favorite for Street Photographers with very good reasons. Where in other genres, monochrome has become a niche look, Street Photography is different and for very good reasons. Why does Black & White remain as the favorite choice for Street Photographers and are there logical reasons to go for it?
Naturally Black & White was the first choice for photographers due to technical restrictions. Film wasn’t able to showcase color and it took a long time until more and more Street Photographers explored new opportunities with color work. Nonetheless, most of the Street Photography photos are still in Black & White. Without a question, modern technology is more than able to capture colors of the real world. If necessary, editing makes it possible to change the look of colors in any direction you can imagine. Additional complexity like white-balance becomes easier to deal with, thanks to digital cameras where the photographer can change those settings in the RAW-Format afterward.
Following are some of the reasons why Black & White is still popular amongst Street Photographers.
If 2017 will be the year of the big comeback of film, Zorki Photo has made an announcement that supports this claim. They are launching their first film product, and it will be a 100 ISO black-and-white negative film. So, after the comeback of FILM Ferrania and Kodak Ektachrome, film photographers have another film to look forward to.
Colorizing a black and white image in Photoshop requires a huge amount of time, and not to mention that you need exceptional skill to do it. A year ago, Richard Zhang and a team at University of California revealed Algoritmia, an app that does it automatically. It was fun to play with it, but there was still plenty of room for improvement. Now, a year later, they have found a new approach. And this time, the results are way more impressive.
Looking at the old, faded black and white photos brings us closer to history and connects us with some past events. But seeing these pictures in color makes you feel an even stronger connection with the people and events in them.
Young Brazilian restoration artist Marina Amaral colorizes black and white photos and gives them a new, different life. And she does such a magnificent job, that it’s hard to believe the black and white photos were turned into color ones, and not the other way around.
There are as many techniques to develop black & white film than there are photographers.
Today I’m going to show how I develop most of my B&W films. That doesn’t mean that’s the right way to do it and that you should follow my instructions word for word. This is just what works for me until now.
After announcing P30 black & white film, FILM Ferrania is now one step closer to its actual distribution. They have officially launched the online shop, and they are taking preorders for the P30. Customers from any part of the world can place the orders, on different links for US/Canada/Mexico and Europe/Global market.
It’s Saint Patrick’s Day, you ran out of B&W developer, all stores are closed down and the only thing you can find is beer.
Nothing worse could happen but don’t worry we have THE solution to develop your roll of film.
I’m sure you’ve already guessed it! Yes, we are going to use beer as developer and not any beer. I’m talking about the most emblematic in Ireland: GUINNESS!
We’ve all seen all kinds of cameras and different ways of creating very artistic photos. But I have recently discovered one of the most interesting landscape series so far. Surveillance Landscapes is a series of photos by fine art photographer Marcus DeSieno. Landscapes taken by something that’s not really used for art – surveillance cameras.
His work brings the mood and spirit of Ansel Adams’ black and white landscapes, and it’s a series of masterfully done photos. But he takes these moody, monochrome images without leaving his desk or picking up his camera. Instead, he hacks into surveillance cameras, public webcams and CCTV feeds all over the world.
Marcus was kind enough to share some details about his project with DIYP. And the idea and message of the series are as powerful as the photos themselves.
If you are new to film photography, chances are that you will get into shooting black and white sooner or later because you have been inspired by the masterpieces of our great geniuses. But before you become the next Henri Cartier-Bresson or Sebastião Salgado there are a few things you should know.
Seeing the world in Black and White is the main struggle for everyone at the beginning but like with everything else, it can be learned and practiced with a simple understanding of how colors are translated into BW. The human eye can distinguish approximately 500 shades of gray (some are limited to 50 but that’s another story!), on the other hand, the scope of colors is almost unlimited.