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I Love Black and White Photography

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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 4 Responses May 16, 2013

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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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    Somedays I'm just feeling naughty.

    ...today is one of those days...
    Mendmyheart Mendmyheart 46-50, F 8 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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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.
    Juliette19 Juliette19 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 8, 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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    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F Aug 1, 2014

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    This is one of my favorite pictures.

    Taken 20 years ago when my son was three weeks old
    FlatbushGuy21 FlatbushGuy21 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 23

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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, 2014

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    ....Michiko Kon.... I love expression of art.

    it makes us think things more deeply. and it's funny how different what do we feel about same picture or prouduct.
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    MysteriousGirl15 MysteriousGirl15 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I must admit that most of all i love black

    and white portraits and old b&w pictures of cities, it really moves my imagination. I think black and white photography, drawings etc are not as obvious as these beautiful colorful pictures where everything so visible, obvious and boring, this is how i feel.
    leuconoe leuconoe 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    stardancer99 stardancer99 16-17, F Jan 4

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    Saras905 Saras905 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 5

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    In our historic cemetery.

    .I loved this shot..
    LOOKN4NSIGHT43 LOOKN4NSIGHT43 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    Trying To Explain Why I Like B+W Photography

    Personally i feel a B+W photo can tell a greater story than its coloured counterpart, sometimes i feel all the colours distract me from looking at the picture and trying to find the story behind it. When the photo is colourless more attention is placed on the subject or the...
    littlebuns littlebuns 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18, 2013

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    One of my first black

    and white pics
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 11 Responses Apr 16, 2014

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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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    I think color can sometimes be underwhelming,

    unlike black and white, where you just immerse yourself into the image and your imagination takes hold
    Nevermore9 Nevermore9 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    Me and my sister. We don't look "perfect" by far

    but we do look crazy happy and that's what counts :D
    GracefullyFacedown GracefullyFacedown 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 7 Responses Apr 28, 2014

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    colorful pictures are beautiful to eyes .

    .. But black & white pictures brings out the actual depth of feelings :)
    Kheya092 Kheya092 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    lu3elle79 lu3elle79 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 4, 2014

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    I like taking pictures,

    and turning them black and white
    ErikaaaaaRenee ErikaaaaaRenee 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    imamascaradeball imamascaradeball 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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    I took this picture on the new year trip.

    It's a road to somewhere.
    artemiscanon artemiscanon 18-21, F Jan 27

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    Alisha32 Alisha32 31-35, F 24 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    caleighreid caleighreid 18-21, F 11 Responses Jan 29

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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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    LOOKN4NSIGHT43 LOOKN4NSIGHT43 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    Alright, I think there are a couple galleries

    of B&W photos up, hopefully public. Seems to be pain in the rear to get it saved to that...
    UncleGino UncleGino 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 23

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    My boy beginning a story.

    I really like that typewriter. It's neat to own :) Enjoy your day and peace to all -nat
    NatCat84 NatCat84 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 17

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    I love this pic from

    when I was in newyork for Christma. Jones beach
    Aidenpatrick Aidenpatrick 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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, 2014

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    Phoenix190 Phoenix190 51-55, T Jan 12

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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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    wildberryswirl wildberryswirl 13-15, F 7 Responses Jan 23

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    Black and white photo restorationbalances the

    black and white color tone in equal levels after proper cleaning of the images which have to be retouched to highlight the vintage charm. Particular required in wedding photography or ad campaigns where the old life feels magic works favorably to the product centric promotion...
    experts1 experts1 26-30, M Feb 2

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    Phoenix190 Phoenix190 51-55, T Jan 12

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    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F Jan 8

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    This little girl was

    so excited she rushed into the firetruck as soon as the gate was open.A BW panning photo straight from the camera.
    ewc72 ewc72 41-45, M Jan 31

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    My ginger cat .. Shadow.

    .. http://instagram.com/p/yK1yRuCOqN/#
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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    Photography enthusiasts?

    Gimme me 5. Yo.
    SandeshRawat SandeshRawat 22-25, M 7 Responses Feb 24

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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 14 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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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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    stardancer99 stardancer99 16-17, F Jan 4

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