Good Articles on B&W Photography

For the April Photo Quest, you are to submit one or two Black and White (B&W) photos. Several members have asked about how to do B&W photos. They want to try B&W to submit to the Photo Quest but have asked for some guidance on how to get started in shooting digital B&W.

Therefore, I have compiled a list of very good articles on shooting digital B&W. I compiled the list a while ago for myself when I was learning B&W. I have re-ordered the list from easy to more advanced and added a note about each article.

Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Enjoy reading!
Dan
Learning Digital Black and White

The first one is great on “Why” a photographer should shoot B&W and how it’s different from shooting color. If you have time to read only one article, this is the one!

1. “Beginner’s guide to black & white photography” Great on “why.”
https://digital-photography-school.com/beginners-guide-black-white-photography/

2. Another good article on why B&W and how it’s different from shooting color.
https://www.outdoorphotographer.com/on-location/featured-stories/carte-blanche/

3. The next link is a 3 minute YouTube video on B&W Photography. Great for beginners to watch.
Tutorial | Black and White Photography – YouTube (3 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuU9cDdqBME

4. This link provides many great ideas on “What” to shoot in B&W.
10 Tips on How to Create Better Black & White Images (B&H)
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/tips-and-solutions/10-tips-how-create-better-black-white-images

5. Link provides good “how to do” tips for B&W.
6 Black and White Photography Tips for Monochrome Enthusiasts
https://petapixel.com/2014/11/24/6-black-white-photography-tips-monochrome-enthusiasts/

6. Link is great for “old-timers” of the B&W Darkroom film days who want to switch to digital B&W.
https://www.outdoorphotographer.com/tips-techniques/photo-tip-of-week/color-be-gone/

7. Link provides good subjects for B&W.
How to master black and white photography
http://www.techradar.com/how-to/photography-video-capture/cameras/black-and-white-photography-how-to-make-monochrome-stunning-1320967

8. This link is an excellent selection of five more advanced articles for more in-depth study of B&W.
https://www.outdoorphotographer.com/5-pro-guides-black-white-landscape-photography/

Posted by Dan Hyde

Dan is the Chair of the Lewisburg Photography Club.

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