Some of the greatest and most iconic photographs ever taken have been in black and white.
Legends such as Ansel Adams, Mary Ellen Mark, and Sebastiao Salgado to name just a few, have shown just how powerful and emotive a black and white image can be.
For many photographers shooting in black and white gives them an almost unlimited range of artistic interpretation and control, through the conversation of the colour we see around us into varying shades of grey. From soft grey tones to dramatic contrasts of light and dark and everything in between.
The choice of filters, film, processing techniques and paper for a final print all have an impact on the overall effect achieved allowing further degrees of creative control.
We know that we’re biased, it goes without saying that we can and will wax lyrical about the beauty of black and white. It is after all our passion and we want to remain the best in black and white and to continue to provide our customers with the tools to achieve their photography goals
Over the coming months, we aim to bring you guides, tips, inspiration and more about the world of black and white photography. Stay tuned to our blog and social channels (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) where we will showcase the best work from our talented customers as well as some of the photographers that we admire.
The Tetons and Snake River (1942) Photograph by Ansel Adams
Photograph by Ansel Adams
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Churchgate Station, Bombay, India 1995 ©Sebastiao Salgado