advice on black and white subjects

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  1. beadgirl87

    beadgirl87 TPF Noob!

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    Hey,

    So I have some black and white film, and want to use it. I see that some images work well and others not so well. I was wondering when out shooting, what should I be looking for to make a good b & w image?
    I'm thinking of going around my local cathedral and historic area as I live in a city.
    Oh and the film is, Ilford XP2 super 400, C41 process.
    Any tips appreciated :)
     
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    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    black and white is all about and of course good composition

    texture
    tonal contrast
    shape and form
    lighting

    old buildings can be very interesting
     
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    Vautrin No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    i'd recommend going to your local book store or magazine shop and either buying or just looking at books / magazines with B+W images. You'll get a good feel of what's possible.
     

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