Jul 26, 20162713 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 31 others
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Yeah sure, I'll play :) I'm a hobbyist out of Toronto, Canada and shoot primarily Nikon. Or should I say I did since I've sold off my equipment (looking to start over with a lighter setup.)
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I find myself working more in IR to get the extreme contrast for my black and whites
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These images were made with my Canon ELAN II, Carl Zeiss 50mm 1.4 and Ilford FP4 Plus 125 film through out Chicago. I rarely shoot B&W film as I'm happy with results of converting the C-41 & E-6 I develop at home in to B&W in Lightroom plus that's more chemicals I don't have to deal with but once in a while I'll run a roll through my 35mm or medium format and I'm blown away by the results fresh off of the scanner. Follow along with me on instagram! @lvcastorres
I shoot almost entirely on B&W film, usually high speed so I can shoot at night. Also love the grain it produces. I'm not really a fan of the larger-than-life look that modern digital photography produces, so I go in the opposite direction and use grain to create other worlds. I post on IG @photoautomata if you're interested in more
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not the best, I’m a newbie.
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I do a lot of college athletics photography and loved this one I took of a UMass wide receiver against Coastal Carolina this season. -Brian Foley/Foley-Photography IG: FoleyPix
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Once upon a time in Butte, Montana
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RayF
Nice shooting, which camera body are you using? The gradients are fantastic.
TorontoJohnny
Thanks! It was my trusty Nikon D850, with a Sigma Art 35mm.
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Nikon FE and Ilford HP5
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Honestly this first shot was cropped out of the background of a different photo I was taking, but I think it's absolutely stronger than the original photo I took.
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I like the way this feels out of balance. It was fun to take. Both taken on a Nikon D5500, the first with a 35mm lens, the second with a 70-300mm.
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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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Jynuine
That last photo is gorgeous, maybe one of my favorites here!
Jynuine
You need to print and sell that lost shot!
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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
Tara0710
Thank you!
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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