B&W Photography Challenge

10 Oct

Have you seen the Black & White Photography Challenge on social media lately? If you don’t follow any photographers, you may not have seen it, but in my circles, it’s been hugely popular. I was challenged this past week by my friend Beth to shoot 5 different B&W photos and post them, passing on the challenge to a fellow photographer each day.

I really enjoy B&W photography, but if I’m being honest, it is quite challenging. Not every shot can convert well to B&W. Once you change the saturation of an image, it can be hard to play up the tones if the image does not have a lot of contrast to begin with. That’s something that I’m still working on, and it’s a struggle at times. As a good friend reminded me, it’s important to think of how the shot will look in B&W before we shoot it and to shoot with that purpose in mind. I hope to continue to develop this style, as it truly is one of my favorites. Here are my images from the challenge.

B&W coffee drip

B&W Vespa

B&W historic Clock Market

B&W bakery goodness

B&W one of my favorite thingsWhich shot is your favorite? Did you take the challenge? Please share a link to your photos if you did. 



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4 responses to “B&W Photography Challenge

  1. Mary

    October 10, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Well done and thanks for nominating me to participate. 🙂 My favorites from the 5 are numbers 2 and 4.

  2. Lignum Draco

    October 10, 2014 at 5:59 am

    Hi. I saw your post in the WP reader.

    I agree not all photos convert well to B&W. To me, your 2nd and 5th ones work best because of the contrasts, tones and textures.

    • mypersonalcoffeebreak

      October 10, 2014 at 8:47 am

      Thanks! I think the 5th one particularly has great contrasts and tones, too. I appreciate your feedback!


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