Exploring Photography… Black and White

It seems simple at first… black and white photography involves photos that are monochrome. But it is so much more then than. The art of black and white involves contrast, tones, texture, shape and form, lighting, etc. Creating a great black and white photograph is an artistic endeavor.

Photography, using a camera, was invented in the early 19th century. All photographs were originally monochrome (black and white). Black and white photography continued to dominate long after color photography became possible, partially because of the lower cost of film and development.

Fine art photographs should be preserved by mounting on acid-free backing, and framed behind UV glass. Photographs should be kept out of direct sunlight to prevent damage to the image.

Below are some wonderful artistic photographs. As with all of my featured art/artists these are pieces I would purchase for myself or as a gift.


One Response to “Exploring Photography… Black and White”

  1. Sukanya Ramanujan Says:

    Wonderful photographs- bw photography is indeed an art!

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