Black&White Challenge: Only Negatives

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    Welcome!

    The Black&White Challenge is a fun thing, no competition, no prizes, but hopefully a lot of learning, experimenting and also experiencing how others approach a theme. Every digital photographer and film photographer can participate with as many photos as desired during each challenge. Please, new photos only for this challenge*)

    As with almost any theme, the assignment seems easier than it actually is. The idea of this theme is to think exclusively (as we still know it from film photography) in B&W negative images. It seems simple, to quickly convert a color image into a black and white negative image in PS, but in practice it's somewhat different. Perhaps it helps to set your camera to 'in-camera black and white' in this case, because converting a positive color image directly into a negative black and white image in your mind is extremely difficult.

    Because of limitations due to corona, everyone will take a large part of the photos for this challenge indoors and the tip is to look for 'extremes' like strong differences in light and dark, hard shadows or bright sun rays that fall on a wall or piece of furniture. Try to photograph ordinary utensils, such as tea cups, drinking glasses or scissors in backlight. Remember that the B&W negative is the end result and should therefore appeal just like it would be a photo positive, the composition counts just as hard or even harder and the conversion into all shades of gray is just as important. You'll discover that creating an attractive B&W negative (image) is different from simply clicking a conversion button in PS or any other photo editing program!


    With every challenge it's stated what the first, subsequent theme will be, so, ultimately digital and film photographers can work on themes a few weeks in advance, if they wish. The theme for the next challenge is 'Light from Below' and please, don't start uploading images for this challenge yet, but wait until a new thread is opened for this theme on April, 12.

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    *) only new photos taken from the date of the theme's announcement may be used, also any creative photo-edits (in whatever form) may only be realized with photos that were taken from the date of the theme's announcement


     
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    Was out to capture a little spring color but this was actually pleasing to me in BW and interesting, to me, as a negative.

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    Found myself with some time to kill late last week. It was mostly cloudy with brief moments of sunlight, not the best. Fortunately apart from the occasional dog walker I had the park to myself. So armed with almost a kilo of Nikkormat FT2 with some HP5 inside and this challenge in mind, proceeded to get my boots muddy.

    ..things look different with the lights and darks reversed.
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    ..the old tree some 100 m behind the ice warning sign looked interesting
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