If you are just getting started in B&W film photography, before you decide which brand of B&W film to go with, you should first consider what your subject will be. This will determine which speed of film to use in order to have the best results.
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“My most dreaded stage scenario is the all over red lights – it might look cool to the crowd, but does terrible things to a camera.”
“…you can just get outta here with any ideas of taking your ‘professional’ camera into the show with you without a press credential.”
Concert photographers: know your rights!
Are the 90s making a comeback? Apparently millennials are whistfully hearkening back to those good old days, when a Clinton was president and the tech bubble hadn’t burst. And if you lived your life through music videos, you know that there were plenty of videos shot in black-and-white. Here we break down eight iconic B&W music vids and show you how you can emulate the style in your photos.
We typically stray away from color, but just so we can keep you up to date on one of the latest Instagram trends…
“Didja hear the one about the guy who put a $35 lens on a $6,000 camera?”
Fujifilm Instax Mini Monochrome is capable of deliver images that are very high quality. But the medium needs better cameras and lenses.
It’s a popular method used by many filmmakers.
Where a lot of portrait photographers end up failing at first is saying that they want to shoot portraits and then not realizing that it’s a full creative and collaborative process.
“Posing works mostly like it would with any other genre of portraiture, but with one thing to consider. if you are shooting a face, it can be offputting to have large portions of the face in shadow vs light, so it is better to go with one or the other.”
“To begin, dark and moody portraits, at least in the sense that we are talking about here, are designed for the highlights to draw your attention to the subject in a specific way.”
“Unlike the monochrome black and white setting, the Acros simulation offers a slightly more subdued look right out of the box–a look that in this writer’s opinion feels a little more filmic than the standard monochrome black and white.”
“By comparison to film, with its fixed-intensity filter system, digital explodes with creative options, although you have different tools, depending on whether you’re working on a RAW or a JPEG file.”
“I find negative space interesting, it’s that absence or void that inspires a lot of curiosity. It can often make people feel uncomfortable.”
He says a “big stopper”–neutral density filter is his best friend because it allows him to slow down the exposure and get that silky, flowing water look.
For Peter Madsen, Black and White is Photography’s Version of ‘Less Is More’
“I try to maintain as close to an analog workflow as possible, minimal gear, minimal choices, allowing me to stay as connected with my surroundings as possible.”
“…if you’ve been looking for a little inspiration to photograph amazing vistas in Black & White this list will be sure to please.”