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November 10th, 2014

What Makes A Great B&W Image?

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Photo By Adam Hanlon
It’s easy to be seduced by the surreal look of a black and white photograph. Image processing software makes it, literally, one-click simple to convert a photo from color to b&w
March 1st, 2014

Winter Black & White Assignment Winner Klaus Priebe

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'San Juan Winter' by Klaus Priebe
Congratulations to Klaus Priebe for winning the Winter Black & White Assignment! “Capturing the San Juan Mountains, CO, during the winter had been on my bucket list for quite some time and I was just waiting for the right conditions. I always do research on the weather before I go to any particular location to shoot. In December …
June 5th, 2013

When the Sky Defines the Composition

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Mallos de Riglos, Spain
The small village of Riglos, on the southern fringes of the Spanish Pyrenees, is not on the way to anywhere, but makes a worthwhile detour, if only for the dramatic rock spires – very popular with Spanish climbers – that rise up behind it. This was a place that demanded more time, and different light, …
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. …
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 …