Jul 26, 20162173 views

[Ongoing] Show & Tell: Black and White Photography

I'm a sucker for the drama and simplicity of a classic black and white photo. There's something so great about using that minimalism and grain to your advantage, letting the composition stand on its own. I love that feeling when you're flicking through insta filters, and you see your photo in b/w and all of a sudden -boom! It's even better!
I'm a little embarrassed that I have about 7 rolls of b/w film I haven't developed yet to enjoy or share, but at least there's always my beloved iPhone. Below are 2 photos taken in the last year, one with my trusty Canon AE-1 on Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, and the other with my tiny apple device here in SF at Sutro Baths. You'll never guess which is which. lol jk.

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Tara0710, Nguyễn Ngọc Trúc Quân, and 29 others
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Both shot with a Canon 6D MII.
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That is absolutely stunning, perfect composition
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Welder
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Distracted
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Taken with a home-made pinhole camera.
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Feels like home...
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one of my older photo's
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jds8732nv
Love it
Awesome images everyone!! I'd like to share a few taken earlier this summer. Shot on a Leica M10 + Summicron 50mm f/2. Caught a street performer singing on the corner of 11th and F St NW, Washington, D.C.
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Engine Co #56 responding to a dispatch on 9th St NW, Washington DC
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RayF
This is an awesome shot!
Syrahcaz
Thanks bud--awesome place to shoot.
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This old shed has seen better days. Something about old stuff and B&W for me.
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Burnt out house. Would have been a grand place once.
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Old footbridge.
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I love the leading lines in this photo of the hand railing and the storm front that is passing overhead. The texture of the wood really comes out because of the black and white as well.
Demoknight
There is so much detail to take in
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Love that this thread is still going strong 2 years later @LisaMC! Everyone's work is really beautiful. Here are two images I finished recently:
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Gotta love the infrared spectrum.
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Used to shoot b/w in college, Columbia College in Chicago. I haven't shot film in a lot of years since I don't have a darkroom. Love being able to switch color shots to b/w with digital. These are the exact same shots. Such a different feel in b/w.
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This last one is a 3rd generation shot from a print from my college days using a 4x5 view camera. Loved using a view camera.
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Some awesome shots here!! Here are a few of my favourites that I've taken - let me know what you think: what you love and possibly how the composition could've been improved! All were shot with my Nikon D90 and Tamron 18-55mm f2.8. I've since upgraded to the Fuji XT2 and I'm hoping to really push my photography further!
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- The story in his eyes (Cuba, 2015)
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- More than your average cup of joe (Cuba, 2015)
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- A Harajuku moment (Japan, 2017)
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- Ascend (Japan 2017)
Happy snapping, friends!
Been a while since I been here, thought I might leave some pics.
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"and just outside !"
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"local leaf litter"
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"walk this way "
Xpiotos52
Love the first one!
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I also love shooting B&W, especially film with my Leica M6 and Nikon FM3a. If you are in SF, Photoworks SF on Market St. does great work with quick turnaround and Instagrammable scans to your email box within a few days
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The dog and the crow.
Packing for my Blues vacation...
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RayF
Fantastic image. Captures a whole range of feelings in one shot. Classic look too.
Ken99
Thanks Ken. Took that shot with a Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX (a fun lens to play around with and part of my "unholy grail" trio).
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In the wind...
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RayF
Nice landscapes Ray!
SteveMandHK
Thank's--appreciate the feedback.
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