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Classic B&W Photography In Art

Updated on February 17, 2016

Flex Your Creative Muscle Please~ With B&W Photography

Black & White Photography is a timeless platform for photographers. They say a picture paints a thousand words and this is true for the refined writer. The rest of us may only be able to come up with a caption. These days with digital technology and the endless supply of photo applications available it is easier than ever to create photos you and your family can enjoy with ease. So flex those creative muscles and start shooting.

Hello Mickey!
Hello Mickey! | Source

B&W Photography Up Close

Black and white photographs are known for their classic appeal and they have long been a popular product in the art field. There is a romantic and antiquated feel to B&W photography that has kept the world interested since the onset of invention. Within such art there is a focus on the subject that brings it vividly alive to the viewer. This medium seems to punctuate the image, bringing it forth more clearly with added intensity. Because black and white photography invokes an emotional response galleries worldwide value the beauty of a perfectly shot black and white photograph.

Agnes's Chickens
Agnes's Chickens | Source

Black & White Forces You To Focus On Your Subject

Capturing the world around us and the people in it in the stark medium of black and white takes away and lays bare the preconceived ideas you may have about the subject. The observer becomes more focused on the subject matter and sees the content as it really is. It easily allows the viewer to add their own ideas about the subject. I spent some time searching through my personal archives of photos and created these quickly with the Aviary photo app on my tablet. Today editing is possible with just a few quick clicks.

Sleeping Sushi
Sleeping Sushi | Source

What To Photograph When Shooting Black & White

Any subject that is worth capturing can be rendered in this format. Landscapes are a popular theme and the seasoned artist is capable of pulling forth dark and light in such a way that is stunning to the viewer. People and cultures are another popular choice for the artistic photographer.The black and white medium can recall the detail and emotion within a person's face and convey that sense to any art lover who might be interested in the experience.

Butterfly Dreams
Butterfly Dreams | Source

Get Inspired

Need some inspiration to get started? Often looking through others work helps to get the creative juices flowing.The guides below may prove helpful.

Black and White Artistry:The Creative Photographer's Guide to Interpreting Spaces

Black & White Artistry: The Creative Photographer's Guide to Interpreting Places and Spaces
Black & White Artistry: The Creative Photographer's Guide to Interpreting Places and Spaces

Full of wisdom and insights, this book is not a tutorial but an attempt to make you creatively think about your craft ultimately improving your photography skills. Honest, straightforward and thought provoking.


Black and White: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Black and White: From Snapshots to Great Shots
Black and White: From Snapshots to Great Shots

For digital photographers interested in black and white, this guide will help beginning-and intermediate-level shooters conquer fundamentals and take amazing shots.


Black & White Photography

Beautiful Cierra
Beautiful Cierra | Source

Quick Edited Images

I am just an amateur photographer but I did spend a few moments searching through my personal photos and created these images fairly quickly with the Aviary photo app on my tablet. For most of these photos I used my little Canon. What would of taken hours in a darkroom, and require black and white, film takes moments in todays world. Editing is possible with just a few quick clicks.

Canon Powershot Elph 350 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (Black)
Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (Black)

I bought this camera with my Christmas money. It is nice little lightweight camera with wifi capabilities which make it super simple to upload immediately.


Infinite Feel

Black and white photography has the feel of infinity. There really is no end to the amount of beauty that can be captured in our world. It has remained one of the most popular genres for many artists and collectors.

I would like to thank-you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my mini collection and trust me when I say that creating lovely B&W photos is only a click...or two away.

Thanks For Stopping By.

Happy Shooting:)


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      sukkran trichy 

      7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      nice bw picture collection. i love that spirit of adventure. ~blessed by a squid angel~

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      8 years ago from Western Mass

      that horse print follows me everywhere. i think i might have to get it. :)

    • luvmyludwig lm profile image

      luvmyludwig lm 

      8 years ago

      This is beautiful, I just love black and white photographs. I'm lensrolling to my wedding pictures lens.

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      9 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Fun lens...beautiful photos. I love the pier that seems to go to nowhere.

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      9 years ago

      Super fabulous!!

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      9 years ago

      Absolutely love this Kimberly! Great job!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      9 years ago from United States

      What fabulous photos! This is a great lens not just for the pictures, but for the information about B&W photography.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 

      9 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Loved it! Black and white photos are just amazing. Wonderful lens - I even added some captions.


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