Your black and white photographs this week were stunning. It was hard to pick just 15! You really understood and applied my tips on black and white photography. Great job! You’re all stepping up your game, especially when it comes to your composition. I loved all of the patterns and contrasts. What impressed me most was how your photos this week really conveyed a story. You made me think, wonder, and want more!

Here’s this week’s 15 Black and White Photographs!

15 black and white photographs

1. Kim Hain – I hear ya, pal! I totally get how this doggy’s feeling. Stuck inside, longing to get out. I love the reflection on the floor. The black and white processing is great. I love that the dog is the main pop of white in the photo drawing your eye right to him.

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2. Marsha Mood – This is awesome! I love the simplicity. This would be great hanging in the studio blown up.

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3. Sherri Stoller – The drama and moodiness of this photo gives it life. I might have backed up just a tad so the photo didn’t seem so boxed in. However, the tight crop does work with the feel of the photo.

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4. Barb Tatum – You should team up with Marsha and hang these two as a set! I like that you took an already black and white subject but gave it a little something. The light reflecting off the black keys help make the photograph not be flat and two dimensional.

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5. Sue Beresford – Now here’s a photo that tells a story. Where are you going? Are you waiting for someone? I love the mystery and almost haunting feeling that this photo gives me.

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6. Tracey Miller – One word: amazing! I had to do a double take at first. I thought it was a painting. I like that you made this Sepia-toned instead of a straight black and white. Your post-processing really gave it something more!

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7. Barbara Berg –  You have a lot going on in this photo: leading lines, silhouettes, and even sun flare! They all work nicely together in this black and white photo.

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8. Judy Macedo – I love the shapes and angles in this photo. I don’t know what it is but it’s very interesting. The black and white takes away any distracting colors that might be on the building making you really look at the shape.

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9. Monica McGuire – No more monkeys jumping on the bed! I love their expressions and how you captured the little one mid-air. Again, by converting this to black and white you remove any distractions and you really focus on those precious faces.

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10. Doris Quigley- This is a stunning silhouette. I love the size of this photo. By pulling back this far, you not only capture a lot of the landscape but you gave a sense of size. In comparison to the sky and sun, the house and treeline is small.black and white photography tips

11. John Clouthier - Great job finding a repeating pattern! Icicles are one of my favorite things to capture. I like that you made the second icicle the focal point instead of the first one. Great use of depth of field!black and white photography tips

12. Lynn Vanasse – I don’t even know where to start with this one. From the shape, to the patterns, to the composition, to the gradual change in tonal colors, I love it all!

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13. Becky Kiesel – Another great use of a repeating pattern. I would have bumped the brightness on this one just a tad but I do like the lighting on the statute’s face in the front.

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14. Carmen Carde– What a good little helper you have here {messy hands and all!}. The white plates and dishes really show off the mess that she is making. Also, by converting this to black and white, any color distractions that would take away from the messy plates is eliminated.

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15. Julie Richter – When I first glanced at this photo, I almost missed the girls! My eye went right to the pattern of the gate. The more I looked, the more I took in. I love how they are peering out and looking off camera. It makes me really think. Where are they? What are they looking at?

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Now that you’ve seen them, tell us which photograph is your favorite!

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