Photography Challenge - Black & White

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A big thanks to everyone who joined in with the reflections photography challenge last month. There were some amazing images posted!

So for this month (Feb 2021) the challenge is black and white.

This is not a competition so there will be no winners announced, it's purely for fun and self-development.

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Have fun!
 

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What makes a good black and white picture? Do I just take any properly exposed picture and push the saturation slider all the way to the left?
 

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Snowdon Mountain Railway a couple of years back. Great hike providing you go mid week and very early to avoid the crowds. Although not a problem these days with the lockdown!

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Timothy Mayo

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What makes a good black and white picture? Do I just take any properly exposed picture and push the saturation slider all the way to the left?
I'm definitely no expert on B&W photography but as far as I understand the basics, colour is obviously a lot less important, it's more about shape, form, texture and lines. You can still show beauty with B&W, just not in colour. You need to use texture, shape, form, and definition to convey this instead. Here's a much better guide: https://photographylife.com/black-and-white-photography
 
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