Get familiar with one of America’s most underrated photojournalist in the mid-20th century, Thomas O’Halloran.
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Anyone can achieve those super high contrast black and white images with a little bit of mathematics, some understanding of light and the chemicals involved in developing film. Okay, I just reread what I wrote and I think I made it sound harder than it is. Here is the basic technique: underexpose your shot and overdevelop your film. It helps first to compose a scene in interesting light. The two images attached to this tip were taken in bright sunshine beaming in on a porch. The light was coming in from the south and shining directly on a chair in one corner of the porch. There was a lot of shadows on the rest of the porch as it was late afternoon. I decided to underexpose the shot but wasn’t sure how much I needed so I took two shots, the first shot was underexposed by two f/stops and the second by 3 f/stops. Underexposing means that there will be a lot of blacks and very little whites—a dark shot, too dark. But that’s okay because you can bring back those whites while developing the film.
The summer heat may be intense, but a stroll through the breeze would do just the trick to refreshen you. Here’s how to ‘uitwaaien’.
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Ever wonder how photographers like Edward Weston were able to get super high contrast black and white prints? It wasn’t all in the printing, it wasn’t all in the negative, and it wasn’t all in the camera. You need all three and a wee bit of mathematics.
“Another epically wonderful image. I really want to study the image and look through its layers. This image would look wonderful nice and large and framed on a wall. I love looking at it.” – Kevin Mullins
Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Miroir d’Eau Pt. II – Sprint” by Vemsteroo
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10 Share Tweet Manifesting Infinity: A Photo Series by Michael Donnor written by crissyrobles on 2018-08-09
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Looking for a new way of shooting wide-angle scenes, architectural shots, and creative portraits? Create a panograph — a series of photo fragments that are assembled together to make a bigger, complete image.
If there’s a will, there’s a way. One Film Only releases their new black and white film.
Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best high contrast B&W shots in this photo contest with chances to win your prize choice. A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Kevin Mullins for his collaboration as a guest judge. Kevin is a multi-award winning wedding photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Wiltshire, England. He shoots wedding in a “pure” documentary style meaning he doesn’t intervene, or contrive any image throughout the day. As well as shooting weddings, Kevin is a recognized speaker in the field of wedding photography and the business of wedding photography.
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1 5 Share Tweet Sebastian Buzzalino at Sled Island written by sarahlindsayk on 2018-08-10 #gear #culture
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“This image speaks to me from an emotional point of view. The natural light falling on the face is perfect and the exposure across the whole image is spot on. Even though this might be more of a candid shot than a portrait its beautifully executed and lovely monochromatic finish.” – Kevin Mullins
Congratulations Runner Up “black and white” by CliftonTicehurst
2 Share Tweet Yangtze: The Long River by Nadav Kander written by crissyrobles on 2018-08-11
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物の哀れ – Mono no Aware is translated as “a sensitivity to ephemera,” the feeling that nothing is permanent and things can only be used for a short time. Check out the mixed-media work by Gabriella and Marlize as interpenetration to this feeling.
Congratulations People’s Choice “Love on the Rocks” by Marshal
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3 Share Tweet New York City: Online LomoLab Service only starting August 19th written by birgitbuchart on 2018-08-09 #news
Lomographer Michael Schönen looks back on his memorable trip to South England, where he explored every corner of this picturesque place and met up with fellow film photography enthusiasts along the way.
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More Interesting Articles Charles Chusseau-Flaviens: the Photojournalist Without a Face 2018-08-11 #culture
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Music photographer Sebastian Buzzalino brought the Lomo’Instant Automat and Petzval 85 Art Lens to Sled Island.
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His name may be estranged from the world of art photography, but Charles Chusseau-Flaviens is a relevant name to photography history. This is the work of a famous enigma.
Lomography Magazine Super High Contrast Black and White Images
When black and white film is developed the blacks develop first and stop developing after the first two or three minutes, the whites keep developing as long as the film is in the developer. So depending on how much you underexposed the film will determine how long you overdevelop the film. Since I underexposed by two to three f/stops I overdeveloped by half. For example, using Sprint developer, Kodak TRI-X 400 needs 10 minutes, so I developed it for 15 minutes instead to bring out the whites that were underexposed. You get a very thick negative which requires longer processing. If you do not develop your own film you will need to explain this process to whomever you use and hope they understand. There is some risk involved. If you don’t develop the film long enough you’ll get flat negatives and flat photos. If you develop too long the highlights (whites) will be blown out with no details. If you scan your own negatives you can adjust your image. But remember you cannot bring back details that don’t exist.
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Found in Translation: Uitwaaien in the Summer 2018-08-09 #culture
I love high contrast photos especially for still life. They work great for nudes and portraits as well. Good luck and let me know if you give it try. I’d like to see the results.
Manifesting Infinity is a photo series made from gelatin silver print and an outcome of pondering about existence.
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“This is such a well spotted image. It’s a scene that is made for monochrome. Perhaps a slightly wider lens choice if possible.” – Kevin Mullins
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Mono-no-Aware: Painted Photographs by Gabriella Achadinha and Marlize Eckard written by crissyrobles on 2018-08-10
“China is a nation that appears to be severing its roots by destroying its past in the wake of the sheer force of its moving forward at such an astounding and unnatural pace.”
“I really love this image and want to find out where the child is going. He’s having fun, or rushing somewhere? The exposure is excellent in challenging conditions. It’s a well seen and well executed image. The Black and White conversion is perfect and detail is lost in the shadows but only to enhance the image.” – Kevin Mullins
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