Beautiful Black and White Photographs

Black and white photographs refer to those shots that do not include any colors in them, and the images are displayed using only the shades of the gray range.  Although black and white photography is older than color photography, it still has its glory and fans. Taking black and white photographs adds a more dramatic style to the shots, especially when you are trying to visualize human expressions.

Many amateur photographers think that black and white photographs are taken in black and white mode, but actually the best practice is to take the shot in color mode, and then remove the colors later in the post-processing using Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom. You can also shoot the image in camera Raw format which allows you to fully edit the images using the Raw plugin in Photoshop or another Raw editing software.

A high ISO setting in your camera can definitely affect your black and white photographs, because it causes noise or grain. So, it is recommended to use the lowest ISO possible, even if you need to apply a grain effect. You can still add the noise effect later in post-processing.

While black and white photographs discard important elements in the photos, which are the colors themselves, you need to pay more attention to the composition, light and shadows, because they can be very critical factors for your shots.

In this showcase, you will find beautiful black and white photographs of nature, animals, portraits, and architecture. Check it out and share with us your opinion about black and white photography, do you really like it?

Wonderful black and white photographs

black and white photographs
Echo by Aberto Dominguez
Black and white photograph by Marton Apai
Black and white by Marton Apai
Lonely walk black and white photography
Lonely walk by Mario Mencacci
Black and white photography by Bill Ratcliffe
Black and white photography by Bill Ratcliffe
Waitress by Marcus Björkman
Waitress by Marcus Björkman
The Road Ahead by Adrian Sommeling
The Road Ahead by Adrian Sommeling
black and white photography
A sad tale about a tail by Victoria Ivanova
Polyhedra by Tristan Dumlao
Polyhedra by Tristan Dumlao
Black and white by Amnon Eichelberg
Black and white by Amnon Eichelberg
Black and white by Dan Barham
Black and white by Dan Barham
Its up to you byRohan Reilly
Its up to you byRohan Reilly
My Dog’s Point of View by Robert Work
My Dog’s Point of View by Robert Work
Quietus black and white photographs by Donald Cameron
Quietus by Donald Cameron
black and white photographs
One Shot by Fotouczniak
Hanging Loose by Rose DiBiasi
Hanging Loose by Rose DiBiasi
Black and white by Luigi Benedetti
Black and white by Luigi Benedetti
Baby & Dad by Jessica Hannon
Baby & Dad by Jessica Hannon
Engkong Soleh by AndieMakkawaru
Engkong Soleh by AndieMakkawaru
Buffalo Portrait, Botswana
Buffalo Portrait, Botswana
Lowland Gorillas, Bronx Zoo
Lowland Gorillas, Bronx Zoo
animal black and white photographs
Elephant by DigitalART2
Animal black and white photographs
Zebra, Tanzania
Black and White snail
Black and White and snail by AgataSwat
Panther by Indots
Panther by Indots

Finally, I hope you fine the above black and white photographs inspiring and help you to learn more about black and white photography.


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