Seven Elements That Help Make A Great Black & White Photograph

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by john1027, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. john1027

    john1027 Lounge Regular S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    Alexandria, VA
  2. Wouter Brandsma

    Wouter Brandsma   S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    In my opinion it first takes creativity and vision to understand these seven elements and not the other way around. I think it is best to focus on the balance of form and context and expend that eventually to light, composition, and the moment.
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  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    NW corner of CT
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    John, thanks for this link. When I read articles like this I consider what the author says and then I actually try not to think about the ideas when I am taking photographs. This isn't to say I don't appreciate suggestions or truisms...but I guess I think it's sort of like playing tennis... You can't think too much about the game and your shots, you have to go with it and for it - but not dwell on it. They used to call it "inner tennis". Perhaps we can have "inner photography", too?

    All this is not to say that I don't appreciate Scott Bourne's advice, I do.
  4. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
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    I have just one element that helps make a great black & white photograph...............It's called........

    Silver Effex Pro! :thumbup::whoo:
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