Unlike colored photos, black and white photos do not draw your attention with colors. In most cases, the composition, subject, and perspective are what to look for when viewing a black and white photo.
There’s just something dramatic and mysterious with black and white photos. Up until the 1930’s, photos were taken in black and white. Some might even associate black and white photos to history, and photos in color to the more modern times. The contrast in black and white photos add depth and character to the image, and in some cases this makes the outcome better.
For budding photographers, black and white is the way to go. Doing this will allow you to concentrate on the subject and composition, rather than worry about the capturing colors. Go out and shoot at different times, lighting conditions, and locations. And remember that the best way to learn is to experiment. As time passes, you’ll be amazed at the images that you come up with. To give you a bit of inspiration, view some of the stunning black and white photos from our community.
So, what are you waiting for? Go capture some moments in monochrome! But before you do, check out the shop for black and white films!
Unfortunately, it happens sometimes that your resulting pictures are not what you expected - the image doesn't look that good, the colors are bland, and the subject is banal. Indeed, it couldn't be picture of the year! Herein I propose a second chance for your pictures by modifying your 35mm negatives. Just pick up some ideas from here, experiment, and scan your negatives with the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. Anything is possible: burning, scratching, putting on hydrochloric acid, balsamic vinegar, nail polish, bleach, or raspberry juice... use your imagination and write down your new film soup recipe! You can find a sample of the effects in this article.
Sometimes, experiments and curiosity yield the best results. This is what photographer Cody Thomas discovered when he tried out black and white film photography with his Holga camera. See more of his black and white photos after the jump.
Did you ever think about the myth that we actually dream in Black & White? No colors, maybe no truth behind it anyways. But we know for a fact that you can create the most dreamy photographs with an analogue camera. And for that you need the right film. Scroll down and find out which B&W film is the film of your dreams!
There's a lot that you can do with a Lomo LC-A+/Lomo LC-Wide and a Krab, besides the obvious (which is take it in the water with you). Get creative by trying various angles and perspectives; you'll be surprised how a slight tilt can make a dramatic difference to your photos. Take a look at the gallery below for some inspiration!
You probably don't feel like leaving your comfy sofa to go out and fight the cold and the crowds for a great deal, do you? We don't blame you! Instead, grab a plate of leftover turkey with all the fixin's and check out these gorgeous black and white photos from the classic LC-Wide camera. When you're done, scoot on over to the Online Shop to save a sweet 30% on it and other choice analogue deals!
Colorsplashing can do wonders to your image. It can alter the mood of your image, enhance colors, or introduce a totally new perspective! Advanced photography skills are not required here; all it takes is a Colorsplash Camera (or Flash) and your imagination. "Paint" your dog green, dye your friend's face with pink light ... the possibilities are endless! Here's a list of Colorsplashing techniques to try from daytime to nighttime.
When it’s springtime, flowers and foliage are in bloom, making everything in sight fresh and colorful. It’s the perfect time to take your camera out for a walk! Color your springtime in purple with LomoChrome Purple Film.
Lubitel for lovers+. You're probably wondering, "Why is there a '+'?" It's to describe and expand a whole new definition of the Lubitel - in this case, this camera is not only for lovers literally, but also for anyone who loves to shoot portraits, street scenes, objects, and the skies. Do you love to take photos of your lover, your dear friend, your lovely family, your pet, or at the streets? This camera can be used in ALL situations. You can shoot everything that you love with it!