Black-and-white photos are timeless, but sometimes tricky to compose. There are no colors, no bright hues to enliven the image. Our Photo of the Day does pretty well, sans the kaleidoscope.
Our Photo of the Day was taken by Singapore-based Lomographer *shariff* using a *Lomo LC-A+* loaded with Ilford XP2 Film. The shot defies all convention: no rules on foreground, no rule of thirds, and no golden ratio. It does adhere to the 10th Golden Rule of Lomography, however: Don’t worry about any rules.
Nevertheless, this black-and-white unconventional composition is one fine photograph. Congratulations to shariff for being our Photo of the Day winner.
Emily Beaver got the community hooked on her compelling black and white portraits of musicians. Despite the absence of colors, her images are enliven by the intense emotions of her subjects. In this interview, our newcomer of the week opens up about her passion for photography, shooting exclusively with an LC-A, and more.
Not all photographs are meant to be seen in vibrant, saturated colors, and neither are they always suitable for in black and white. Lomography welcomes yet another innovation from KONO! The Reanimated Film. Without diminishing the aesthetic value of images, KONO! Donau 35mm Film casts a distinct blue tone to photos. It is ultra-low ISO film that is best used for long exposure shots. Check out this fine selection of uniquely tinted images.
Cyanotypes are a fun and easy way to make prints on paper and textile. But perhaps the bright blue color of a cyanotype isn't really your thing? No problemo! With everyday things like coffee and tea you can turn your cyanotypes from bright blue to warm brown.
A popular quote by photojournalist Ted Grant goes, "When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!" Indeed, the lack of vibrant color forces the viewer to see beyond what is on plain view and recognize the atmosphere surrounding a photograph. In this post, we've handpicked black and white shots taken in various situations and exhibit different moods.
Steven Kasher Gallery announces the opening day of the 50-photograph exhibition “Jerome Liebling: Brooklyn and Other Boroughs, 1946 – 1996”. It will feature stunning black and white photos from Liebling’s early days with the Photo League and color photos of Brooklyn subcultures.
Colors may be amped to look unreal, like nothing of this world. Shots may be doubled, cross-processed, post-processed, mixed up into collages. The possibilities are infinite, yet some photographers still prefer black and white. Even in 2016, it is an ode to classic values of precision and balance. Light and shadow must be one pleasing dance. And just like in a well-choreographed piece, forms are obvious or playing coy. It all depends on how you're looking.
The most incredible lightpainting tool is here! Consists of 200 full color RGB LEDs in a lightweight aluminium housing will color your analogue world in different way! Create and animate different shades and shapes with the Pixelstick!
In prime areas of New York and San Francisco, the phrase ‘rush hour’ is always on the menu. Drive up to Reno, and the same expression fizzles. Many roads are framed by mountains and shrubbery, a picture of calm in the city. But the night makes up for the day’s stilly mood. Casinos flaunt LED signs and marquees, a treat for urban photographers.
A lot of lomographers have experienced using and even writing about the greatness of the Lomography Earl Grey black and white 35mm ISO 100 film. However, no one has written about using an expired Earl Grey film yet. How does it fare when it is used expired? Read on to find out more.
The New Petzval Lens is a stunning reinvention of one of the first and greatest lenses of all time. It produces images with extreme sharpness, artful vignetting and absolutely beautiful swirly bokeh backgrounds. Click through to see 30 breathtaking black and white photos after the jump!