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March 2nd, 2012

In the End What Will You be Known For?

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Kids Destroy Photographic Print by photographer Jay Goodrich
I have witnessed some major changes in photography throughout my career. I remember the days when you had no choice but to get the shot in the camera. If you missed, that was it, the scene was history. You took a chance every day that you set out on an assignment or a project with … 
February 27th, 2012

B&W to the Rescue

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Red Mangroves, Los Haitises National Park, Dominican Republic
Not every landscape picture can (or should) be taken at sunset or sunrise, or in dreamy perfect light.  Sometimes you may find yourself in a remarkable place at a less-than-ideal time of day, or with weather conditions that simply aren’t going to give you stunning light. This was the case with my visit to Los … 
December 18th, 2011

The Gift of Light

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Light on Glacial Landscape, Antarctic Peninsula
After almost ten days of clouds and snow ( and sparking the mini-debate on global warming on my previous post) we finally had a brief break in the clouds for a few hours on our way through Antarctica. It was mid-day, with colorless, drab light: hopeless in color, but almost perfect for a black-and-white conversion. … 
July 7th, 2011

Watch the Details in Black-and-White

Posted By Rob Sheppard
Costa Rica-1
I love the new interest in black-and-white photography. It offers some great opportunities to go beyond the “common” color shot and create something striking and unique. It is funny to write that. It wasn’t all that long ago that in publications, black-and-white was the stuff treated poorly and put on the “cheap” pages, while color … 
June 2nd, 2011

Raging Elakala Falls

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
The water levels this past week in West Virginia the highest I have experience in the spring. I took advantage of this and found some new perspectives on often photographed locations like this B&W image of Elakala Falls in Blackwater Falls State Park. The light was dreary and the water was so stained with yellow … 
March 30th, 2011

Falling Back in Love with Black-and-White

Posted By Rob Sheppard
I “grew up”, so to speak, with black-and-white photography. I used to love working in the darkroom. I loved to see a good black-and-white print come together beautifully as it developed. As a nature photographer, too, I loved Ansel Adams and everything he wrote (his book, The Print, is still one of my favorites and … 
August 22nd, 2010

Re-discovering my B&W Roots

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Waterfall, Tromso, Norway
As a former assistant to Galen Rowell, I have spent a career chasing the light – staying up late and getting up early for untold sunrises and sunsets. (As photographers, we seem to have an obsession with the color red, as in sunsets and slickrock) So it is a bit of a revelation to suddenly …