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I Love Black and White Photography

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    There'S Just Something About It...

    ...getting your rubber boots on, and heading out into the fields....camera in tow....I was a little afraid, to be honest....I thought there was some kind of animal hanging out inside this old, abandoned barn.... But I made it out safely! haha...
    Babydoll42 Babydoll42 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2013

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    My Latest Creation

    What is on the other side?
    deleted deleted 26-30 16 Responses Feb 10, 2012

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    there's always beauty

    even in the absence of colour.
    Kclassified Kclassified 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    Black & white photography is stunning beautiful,

    & breathtaking. The first person that comes to mind who has captured the American landscape in a way that no other photographer or artist has managed to duplicate is Ansel Adams.
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 26

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    I remember doing photography with FILM yes

    that's right! And developing the photos in a dark room at school even on my lunch break , I'd love to start taking black and white photos again with film although it is pretty expensive one day I'll create my own dark room I remember creating pin hole cameras too , best memories...
    Jadewaves Jadewaves 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    Black and white photographer really takes you

    back to the basics of what a photo is, without the distracting colors. I feel it gives more emotion to a photo than a colored one.
    itbeme91 itbeme91 22-25, M Feb 20

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    There is no such thing

    as an ugly black and white photograph. It's like looking into someone's soul. In black and white you see them as they are. I don't know. It's something else. It's beautiful.
    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    Black Men White Women

    I had a friend send me some black and while photos of black men with white women. So sexy and intimate. There is something to be said about the contrast.. It's beautiful. I love seeing my skin next to the dark skin of a black man . It's a huge turn on for me..
    rustyroses rustyroses 51-55, F 6 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    When you take a picture of someone in colour,

    you capture their clothes but when you take a picture of someone in black & white, you capture their soul
    VasilisaDra VasilisaDra 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Loves first kiss.....

    .*not my own photo, but it is so precious I had to share
    SubmitandServe SubmitandServe 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 22

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    philophil philophil 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I Like Black And White Photography

    Its has a beautiful simple classical elegance to it
    passionflower750 passionflower750 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    jammy1144 jammy1144 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 16

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    My Walks Through Japan

    When I lived in Japan I loved to travel trough the country. As I did I toke some snapshots.  
    KIK KIK 41-45, M 9 Responses Sep 8, 2008

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    A Master Of Light

    All by Ansel Adams ....Color would not have done these images justice ....
    AllAboutLaffs AllAboutLaffs 61-65, M 21 Responses Jun 6, 2011

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    I am a photographer. And I absolutely love black

    and white photographs. Photography is my life, color is amazing as well if you have the right lighting and position of the photo taken.
    livefuckingstrong livefuckingstrong 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    I'm obsessed w/ older times & seeing black &

    white photos just gives me a thrill. You see everything for what it is, not its colors. I'm very artistic & love photography, but when black & white is a filter option... I'll be the first one to use it.
    KatelynnRae98 KatelynnRae98 16-17, F Mar 4

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    People may say "oh it's boring"

    or "there's no color" but I think that's the point. Pictures mean something, they speak silently, and when they have a filter of black and white, it let's you imagine and fill in what colors you want that way, in your head it can speak louder then words.
    tgrayson27 tgrayson27 13-15, F Feb 20

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    Shooting a photograph takes skill,

    but being able to shoot a good black and white photograph takes more than just that. It takes emotion and thought. By taking away the color, you have nothing to distract from the photo. Black and white photography is the most raw artwork, making it so attractive.
    austinharley austinharley 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    hollyhoney hollyhoney 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Deepset Deepset 18-21, M 5 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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    I was looking at old pictures with my sister

    and she picked one up and said that is you . I looked and looked and she said oh no , not you - I bought a box and these pictures were in them . Leave it to her - to pass off strangers as family
    Dancemomisme Dancemomisme 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    SubmitandServe SubmitandServe 46-50, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    cheleshere cheleshere 66-70, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Because not all the good Pictures have to had

    colors I've see Pictures that are better in Black & White than having a lot of color! That's why I Love it, it change the colors for do a deeper photo
    Melotellixx Melotellixx 13-15, M Dec 24, 2013

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    Unlike some people in today's world,

    I find black and white photography to be beautiful! Just like life, it is simpler and not as hard to comprehend like color photography. Black and white photography does many things that color photography just cannot do and that's what makes it special.
    Juliette18 Juliette18 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    One of my first black

    and white pics
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    bleebergie bleebergie 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    Why I Will Never Give Up Film

    I love black and white photography. I love the aesthetic of it, the dramatic quality to it, and the amazing effects of the play of shadow and light. That being said I find with modern digital cameras even high end DSLRs black and white pictures never look right. They look like...
    PicturesOfABetterLife PicturesOfABetterLife 31-35, M 6 Responses May 16, 2013

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    Dracogirl Dracogirl 22-25, F 11 Responses Mar 28

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    When I look at black

    and white photos, I find myself making a story as I just look at it.
    Bookcuddler Bookcuddler 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    I don't know where to go

    for different shots. I live near a creak, but I am not allowed to go by myself, and my sisters are always busy.
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    To me, black and white photos are sharper,

    more defined than color photos. My camera has an option to take black and white photos and I use it quite often for taking pictures of people and certain scenery. Obviously there are photos which need color (rainbows, sunrises/sunsets), but I think a lot of subjects look...
    Hobvin2884 Hobvin2884 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    cheleshere cheleshere 66-70, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    Love is All Around...

    ...Love is everywhere. It's easy to find. Open your heart and you will see it in the eyes of others.You will see it with a Mother and child,You will see it in a simple touch,If your heart is open to love you will begin to see it everywhere. It feels your body with hope, happiness...
    SubmitandServe SubmitandServe 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 12

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    Idk why but my phone's cam was stuck to black

    and white and i cant change it back. I didnt try to fix it because i want it to stay that way.
    ivanaaaaa ivanaaaaa 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Stay At Home Model

      In college my husband took several photography courses which developed into a bit of a passion for him. More often than not, he will be found with a camera nearby, whether he is working or at home. I’ve gotten used to it but it can be quite annoying sometimes. I will be...
    Cute30sMom Cute30sMom 31-35, F 18 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    The Harmony Of Black & White.

    The distinct beauty that flows through the veins of the image. The peaceful features that glow with every glare. Their is nothing more relaxing than staring into a black and white photo in a candle lit room at night. Knowing the stars are above you, seeing the beam on light from...
    MorganS13 MorganS13 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2013

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    No Colour

    "When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”....
    skywound skywound 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2013

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    I love this particular type of photography

    because it shows the true beauty of something without showing it's vibrant or dull colors. People need to see this, and stop judging people by their colors.
    sassysarah98 sassysarah98 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Learning With B/w Photography

    Seeing black and white photography in old magazines and photography magazines is a magical experience. It seems to capture any moment more realistically than a color photo does. Of course light sensitive film has been far more expressive than digital, but the technology is...
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    B&W Photography is an art form.

    Nothing can set a more sobering mood or image as the play of these two colors.
    Interstellartraveler Interstellartraveler 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 26

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    alabyrinthofthoughts alabyrinthofthoughts 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    I think that black and white photos show off

    the image more than colored pictures do.🌋🌌🌁🌈
    Jackie1456 Jackie1456 16-17, F Feb 17

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    (Some is cut off) what do you think?

    I like to take pictures (nature most specifically) and I am running out of things to capture. I use my iPod 5, which has an actually decent camera on it. My sister has a dslr camera but she wants rechargeable batteries, which are rather expensive, and won't let me buy regular...
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My Forte

    Im really getting into it lately...here is one of my shots...  
    Punk1n Punk1n 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 11, 2013

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    This was a lucky shot!

    :D so glad it came out this way
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 20 hrs ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Feb 5, 2011

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    jammy1144 jammy1144 26-30, F Mar 15

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    I love nothing more than to take my photos in

    color and change them to black and white. There is something beautiful about it. My husband hates them in black and white, I always print an extra set for myself in black and while :)
    annaj83 annaj83 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 19

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    RainBunny RainBunny 13-15, F Mar 9

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    There was always a beauty in producing your own

    prints. Preparing the negatives, getting the focus and exposure just right. What size should the original be? What paper would best suit the subject? Fabulous afternoons getting the latest set ready.
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    I think that B&W photos show the true essence

    of the picture and shows how something so simple can be yet so abstract
    SomeoneWhoBeenThroughIt SomeoneWhoBeenThroughIt 18-21, F Feb 19

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    I believe black and white photos are more

    serious. I just love how passionate they are.
    JustCammy JustCammy 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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