Lomography Berlin Kino Black and White Film Now Available in Medium Format

The wait is over for medium format photographers looking forward to trying the Lomography Berlin Kino black and white film.

Remember the Berlin Kino Film, Lomography’s ISO 400 black and white film that they said was inspired by German cinema? They recently announced that they’ve made its gorgeous grayscale tones available for medium format. So if you’ve been keen on shooting this on your favorite medium format camera, Lomography has opened the pre-order for this dreamy film.

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YASHICA Adds New Black and White Film to Kickstarter Campaign

YASHICA just dropped a new 400 ISO black and white film to entice more film photographers to pledge their support before the Kickstarter campaign ends in eight days.

With the YASHICA Absolute – [Premiere] campaign now in its last days, the Hong Kong-based company has announced a new black and white film joining its roster. But the bigger question is, why the hell are they even doing this? WHY? Well, to rake in more money, of course.

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Cheap Photo: Grab 100 Black and White Lightroom Presets for $12!

This Lightroom Presets deal is so hot we had to crank up the AC to the max!

We all love good deals, and wow have we found one for you here! 100 black and white Lightroom Presets for just $12; that’s going to be hard to beat! This bundle normally has a price of $49, but for a short amount of time you can pick up these Lightroom presets for next to nothing! Take the guess work out of converting your images to black and white, and use these presets for perfect results with a single click. Jump through the break for more details. Continue reading…

Dramatic Black and White 4×5 Portraits by Andy Lee

All photos by Andy Lee. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Large format remains the imaging format of choice for many portrait photography projects today, given the outstanding resolution and the impressive amount of detail it renders. If you’re learning about this format now and would like to get inspired with some fine examples, Pembroke-based photographer and creative director Andy Lee has some dramatic 4×5 portraits for you to check out.

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Oscar Lopez’s Stunning Black and White Architectural Photography

All photos by Oscar Lopez. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Much of the exemplary architectural photography we’ve seen is done in the style of minimalist and contrasty monochrome, with an emphasis on urban geometry. In his Waterfront Cityscapes series, however, Germany-based Oscar Lopez shows us a more calming take on the tried and tested style by combining long exposures and punchy black and white imagery. If you’re looking for more ideas and inspiration for your next shoot around a harbor city, this body of work makes a great study.

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The Fujifilm GFX 50R Created These Gorgeous Black and White Portraits

If you’re considering getting the Fujifilm GFX 50R for portrait work, we think you won’t be disappointed.

Whatever your photography genre of choice, we’re sure you’re curious if the rangefinder style Fujifilm GFX 50R would be a great tool to elevate your art and craft with. Today, we bring an answer for all portrait and fashion photographers out there. Looking at this set by Chennai-based fashion photographer Bhagathkumar Bhagavathi, we think it’s a resounding yes. Bhagavathi decided to do his first shoot with the Fujifilm GFX 50R in classy and elegant black and white, which is a fine choice given that it’s a popular style for fine art portrait photography. In his collection of shots, we see him playing around with several elements; contrasts, shadow and light play, textures, and bokeh.

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These 100 Black and White Presets are $12 for Phoblographer Readers

These Lightroom Presets will add an air of elegance to your images with a single click!

There is always something special about black and white images. Black and white photos have an air of style about them, and with these black and white presets you can add glamour and class to portraits, you can add drama to documentary photos, and you can make landscapes and cityscapes that pop. It can take a ton of time to create the black and white look you desire in post, but this amazing bundle will take all of the hard work out of creating timeless images. With this special deal for readers of The Phoblographer, you can get 100 black and white presets for just $12! That means you can save 76% off the recommended price of $49! Continue reading…

Daniel Garay Arango’s Sony a7R II Puts Havana’s Architecture in Black and White

All images by Daniel Garay Arango. Used with Creative Commons permission.

One of the reasons why Havana is such a fascinating city for travelers, history buffs, and especially photographers is its architecture. Setting foot in the Cuban capital’s Old Havana means stepping into a city that echoes remnants from a bygone time. It’s a favorite of many architectural photographers to document then and now, including Colombian photographer Daniel Garay Arango, who recently shared a stunning study he did using a Sony a7R II.

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Noel Bodle Creates Masterful Black and White Photos of the British Landscape

All images by Noel Bodle. Used with permission.

The British landscape will leave people in awe when they view it. For all the grey clouds and wet weather, the beautiful sites of the British landscape make it a hot spot for tourists and landscape photographers. Whilst many try to recreate the amazing scenery through their lens, few achieve it. Noel Bodle, however, is a photographer who has been able to transfer the majestic wonderment of Britain to his photographs. Borrowing from the natural elements, Noel is creating some truly stunning landscape photography – the kind that belongs on your wall.

We asked if he would take us on a journey, he was more than happy to oblige.

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Useful Photography Tip #191: Here’s Why Toning in Black and White Photography Is So Important

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Today’s useful photography tip is for every photographer who wants to get more into black and white photography, is into it, and who wants to understand how light and color can affect a scene. The opening photo of this post was done in black and white. When you look at it, you’d probably think that the lighting wasn’t that special or different. But click past the jump to see something a bit different.

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Lomography Potsdam Kino Is its Latest ISO 100 Black and White Film

The freshly announced Potsdam 100 is the second in the black and white Lomography Kino Films series. Not so long ago, Lomography announced the new Berlin Kino Film, much to the delight of black and white film photographers and lomographers. The company is back with another offering from their Kino Films series; the Potsdam, a 100 ISO 35mm monochrome emulsion. Branded as a “poetic cine film.” The Potsdam Kino Film is born out of the same inspiration as the earlier released Berlin: the New German Cinema that took Europe by storm in the 1960s. According to Lomography, this emulsion was also taken from the rolls of cine film produced by a “legendary German company that has been changing the face of cinema since the early 1900s.”

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Dimpy Bhalotia: Pure Black and White Street Photography of Life’s Beauty

All images by Dimpy Bhalotia. Used with permission.

Street photography may just be one way of seeing and capturing the world for many for us. But for Bombay-born, fashion design student turned street photographer Dimpy Bhalotia, it’s both the toughest and purest form of creative photography, for reasons every street photographer is familiar with. It requires patience, a lot of walking around, a keen sense of observation, and perfect timing to capture the so-called “decisive moment”. Nothing is left to imagination here, and the stories captured are not works of fiction. This, she says, makes it the “most truthful art in the world.”

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Christian Reister Gritty Black and White Photos Capture Berlin’s Frenetic Nightlife

Berlin Night images by Christian Reister; used with permission.

The night is young, the drinks are cold, and the parties are colorful — but it’s a different face of nightlife that you’ll see in this new photo book by German photography Christian Reister. Titled Berlin Nights, this volume offers a more gritty and personal approach in monochrome to depict the vibrant nightlife of Berlin. Alongside heady clubs, interesting party people, and dizzying dance floors, he brings us to the calmer and often more emotional “after party” scenes out in the streets.

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Take a Peek at the Cool Kodak LPD4 ISO 4 Black and White Film!

Haven’t heard of the Kodak LPD4 ISO 4 film? Here’s a peek that will definitely get you even more curious!

Once in a while, we come across some films that are rare, discontinued, often times obscure, and definitely very interesting. The folks of the Film Photography Project have been keeping tabs on some of these prized emulsions, as we’ve seen previously in their top 5 unique and ultra cool 35mm films to try and experiment with. They’ve recently shared another ultra rare film to try, and we’re sure many film photographers out there would be curious to experiment with it!

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Tutorial Video: Editing a Black and White Photo in Capture One 12

In Capture One 12, it’s pretty easy to get a better black and white image with just a bit of thought and understanding.

Capture One 12 is out now, and we’ve given it an Editor’s Choice Rating. We’re very aware that more of you are interested in working with the system and so we recently finished a video we published to our YouTube channel all about how to create a better black and white photo using two specific images. Capture One gets right into it by giving you a specific area for a conversion to black and white along with the manipulation. My goal here was to create an image inspired by the look of Sin City–but without the spot color.

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Marit Beer’s Black and White Analog Photography Is Bound to Enthrall You (NSFW)

This is a syndicated blog post from the latest issue of Analog Magazine. This collectible coffee table book showcases many of the best new analog photographers out there, and we strongly recommend you pick one up. The text was originally published by Analog magazine. Issue #6. 2018 II, and is being reproduced with the permission of the author. All images © Marit Beer

Hello Marit, thank you for this interview. Can you please introduce yourself for us?

I live in Berlin, but my roots are in a woody and legendary region of Germany, surrounded by a devil’s wall, witches dancing in the mountains and a town that was very old and damaged when I was a child. I studied archaeology, art history and heritage conservation. Currently I am working as a freelance photo editor.

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Review: Andrew Gibsons “Art of Black and White Photography”

Andrew Gibson’s Art of Black and White Photography teaches the fundamentals that most photographers don’t have today; and it’s part of the 2018 5 Day Deal Photography program.

Lots of folks sit there and say that black and white photography is a crutch for when your editing doesn’t work otherwise, but Andrew Gibsons Art of Black and White Photography is a different beast that begins with telling you to learn how to think in black and white. But that’s sometimes difficult to do as black and white photography has so many different looks. One may most appreciate the looks of a scene with super high contrast scenes and lots of clarity while yet others only adhere to the school of Kodak Tri-X. No matter what level of photographer you are, there is bound to be something that you’re going to learn from Andrew Gibsons Art of Black and White Photography.

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How to Think in Black and White When Shooting Street Photography

In a world rich in colour and vibrancy, it’s time to think a little more black and white.

The modern world is spoiled for choice when it comes to cameras, gadgets, and editing tools that bring out the beautiful colours in your photographs. I just got the Fuji XT2 and I’m learning all about those famously addictive ‘Fuji Colours’. But even in modern times, there is still a demand for that classic black and white look.

If you’re thinking of taking the colour out of your work, here are some tips on how to think in black and white when shooting street photography.

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Troyce Hoffman Captures Stunning Black and White Landscapes Using a Holga

All images by Troyce Hoffman. Used with Creative Commons permission.

If you still have a Holga camera lying around, we spotted a set of stunning black and white photos that will make you want to pick that Holga up and take it on a road trip. Through his snaps of the American West, California-based documentary photographer Troyce Hoffman shows us exactly how the iconic toy camera works wonders in capable hands.

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Get Better at Black and White Photography With These Quick Tips

If black and white photography has been on your mind, you may want to bring this handful of quick tips with you the next time you go out and shoot.

Black and white used to be the only way to go back in the old days of photography. Today, however, there’s more than one way to make sure your black and white photos are on point. With these quick tips from London-based photographer Jamie Windsor, you can at least have a head start on getting better at black and white photography, whatever the genre you want to take on.

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