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I Love Black and White Photography

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    I am trying to get some Photo Challenges going

    on EP. The challenge is, that each day you produce of your interpretation of a particular theme, be it a word or phrase. Its not a competition but rather an opportunity to share with other members your view of the world using photography. Normally the idea is to take the photo...
    HavingFun138 HavingFun138 46-50, M 3 Responses May 15

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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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    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 5 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    One of my first black

    and white pics
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 13 Responses Apr 16

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    Every Picture Tells A Story!

    ย not much to say about this shot............letย IT tell YOU a story :)
    xxRoom101xx xxRoom101xx 41-45, M 8 Responses Jun 15, 2012

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    I did that before i did digital.

    In fact, just today I pulled out my old negative binder! It's nostalgic seeing everything like that.
    davidinverness davidinverness 22-25, M Jun 26

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    Going through my collection of photos,

    I often edit a few in Black n' white to geta contrast a depth feel.Here's one I took out in the countryduring one of my long drives. 
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 6 Responses Apr 28

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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 think it looks classy

    and gorgeous...it reminds me of the 40s.
    Ale246 Ale246 16-17, F Apr 23

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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 Jan 16

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    My Forte

    Im really getting into it lately...here is one of my shots... ย 
    Punk1n Punk1n 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 11, 2013

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    ๐Ÿ‘† Another day in Manila.

    ..I admit, I suck at this ๐Ÿ’ฉ. ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    Heissler Heissler 13-15, F 3 Responses May 31

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    One I really liked doing.

    The model iv known most of my life and during this shoot she just had this freeing ora. I liked this because of what it says on the tube. It wasn't planned just looked like a cool thing to shoot in front of.
    londonleistone londonleistone 31-35, T 2 Responses Apr 29

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    Imagery

    I like to look at photos and find black and white to be just as good and in many cases better than colour pictures. I like to look at the shadowing and the depth in the images, and the lighting.ย  I could look at images for hours from still life and peoples faces to animals and...
    LipsParted LipsParted 46-50, F 10 Responses Jun 11, 2013

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    My Latest Creation

    What is on the other side?
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 10, 2012

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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 2 Responses Apr 17

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    Have been an avid amateur photographer

    for many years and have always had a fondness for B&W 's
    rompinrob rompinrob 46-50, M 1 Response May 31

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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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    Another 'story telling black

    and white photo' btw this was only taken by a Nikon d3100 And AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens. Pretty much a Starter camera and lens, same as the other picture I posted earlier. Had some difficulties, but overall I think it turned out pretty good. For me though. ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Heissler Heissler 13-15, F 3 Responses May 29

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    WeWereNeverAlive WeWereNeverAlive 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 17

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Feb 9, 2010

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    The world through my eyes"Always seeing

    something, never seeing nothing, being photographer."- Walter De Mulder 
    LightsinMotion LightsinMotion 22-25, F 1 Response May 20

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    This was a lucky shot!

    :D so glad it came out this way
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F Apr 18

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    Cosplaygirl Cosplaygirl 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    The world through my eyes"Everything has beauty,

    but not everyone sees it."- Confucius 
    LightsinMotion LightsinMotion 22-25, F May 20

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    Stay At Home Model

    ย  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. Iโ€™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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    I just love it. It looks

    so right. This picture would be nice if my uncles over sized feet weren't in the background
    Chocolateloverteam Chocolateloverteam 13-15, F 2 Responses May 17

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    Wife in black and white,

    what do you think? 
    Eclipse7 Eclipse7 26-30, M 7 Responses Apr 4

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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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    Any time i take a photo i always use the black

    and white setting on it. I like taking black and white selfies :| black and white just seems.... Well... Right when im taking a picture for a site profile
    IMetHimAtTheCandyStore IMetHimAtTheCandyStore 13-15, F May 31

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    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 21

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

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    RedAndBlack21 RedAndBlack21 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 7

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    I think it really brings out the features in

    people and things black and white pictures are the best makes everything pop out I also love dressing up in old fashion clothes taking black and white photos
    Crazybunny101 Crazybunny101 16-17, F 2 Responses May 26

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    Float77 Float77 36-40, F 5 Responses May 16

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    Clyde Butcher and Man Ray .

    enough said. : )
    MrCleopatra MrCleopatra 51-55, T 1 day ago

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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 6 Responses Jan 19

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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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    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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    there's always beauty

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

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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!โ€....
    skywound skywound 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2013

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    Something about a man's hand clamped over your

    mouth. Such a turn on............
    desirabledreams desirabledreams 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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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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    I thought I would share a photo of my father.

    An avid photographer himself. This is a selfiehe took with a timer to capture his true self.I love the angle his look - just everything about itThis is the way I remember him. I got my deeplove and eye for photography from him.Thank you, Pop. I know you're watching mefrom the...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 7 Responses Apr 28

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    My father recently taught me how to use his

    DSLR. And while I still know very little about cameras I loved the experience. When I completed the roll of film I got to develop it in my school's wet lab and used the enlarger to make my mother's birthday present. I also got an A for a photo portfolio so my teacher thought it...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    atikin atikin 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 3

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    jammy1144 jammy1144 41-45, F 1 Response May 11

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    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Feb 5, 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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    PHOTOGRAPHIC CHALLENGE FOR JULY If you like to

    join in a photographic challenge, just click on the link and follow the post. EP Link
    HavingFun138 HavingFun138 46-50, M Jun 15

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    I think it makes a photo 'tell a story'

    because of the black and white effect, even though it's just a simple photo it makes it look sophistic? Maybe? It makes a certain magic into it. Wtf am I talking about? ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Heissler Heissler 13-15, F 1 Response May 29

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    I enjoy looking at black

    and white photos! Especially of rain and thunder!
    earththinker earththinker 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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