Taking Black and White Photos

If you want to be serious about  taking black and white photos I would urge you to add some study time to your photographic experience.  There is nothing more visually pleasing than a taking black and white photos and seeing superb results in an instant. Each time you begin takin black and white photos you can potentially see your skills as a black and white photographer get better and better with each practise session you do. taking black and white photos relies pretty heavily on transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. Taking black and white photos gives you the opportunity to create a more dramatic feel, be more artistic, and a bring to life what a good black and white photo is.

When you begin to get a handle on taking black and white photos, you will begin to see that black and white photography offers you something that standard colour does not. A good black and white photo can really transport you into another photographic dimension. We can see another side of life with black and white photography. Perhaps the absence of colour makes us project more emotion onto our black and white photo, or it begs us to focus on the beautiful forms and shapes of things, and their relationship to one another.

Taking black and white photos is easy once you know how. With my help, you’ll be able to notice what looks good in a black and white photo and what does not. You will take this powerful bit of knowledge and begin to show contrast exceptionally well, tone and depth.

Keep reading our “Black and White Photography Tips” section and you can start taking black and white photos to leave you inspired and amazed for the rest of your life.

You’ll discover how red is a big influence in taking black and white photos. You will also learn how to work with contrast, depth, mid-tone and texture. These are all crucial points when you start taking black and white photos.

About the Author

Amy is an multi-award winning photographer from Australia. She teaches enthusiast photographers how to take beautiful, professional photos in easy, plain English. She has a monthly photography emagazine and ebooks to help you create stunning images every time.

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  1. Paul says:

    Thanks for these excellent black and white tips. I try to shoot with black and white film on the weekends and find it so much nicer than digital black and white.

  2. Jack says:

    Amy why is digital black and white a lot less quality than black and white film, as Paul commented?

    • It’s because of black and white film’s ability to capture a lot more tonal range than digital can.

    • Because the midtones and contrast are not in the film shots as much as digital. Digital converts the images to greyscale and it loses much of the deeper blacks, charcol greys and pure whites. In digital black and white, everything seems to look like a midtone grey, instead of offering us a lovely tonal range.

  3. Felicity says:

    Thanks for a great article. I really enjoy black and white photography.

  4. Kate says:

    Great black and white tips, thanks!

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