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First Friday Photo Gallery: Studies in Black & White

Famed photographer Ted Grant said, "When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!"

However true that is, there are a slew of bold black and white portraits with plenty of soul in the Craftsy Photography Project Gallery. As all photographers know, working in black and white is not a walk in the park. Special attention needs to be paid to lighting and composition, as often black and whites will yield a more raw expression than an image captured in color. Yet done well, black and white images can be among the most striking in a photographer's portfolio.

For our inaugural First Friday Photo Gallery, we are pleased to highlight these beautiful black and white works captured by our talented members!

First Friday Photo Gallery:
Studies in Black & White

Upload your own black and white images into our Photography Project Gallery today to share your work. Get feedback from fellow photographers, and be inspired by the array of talented artists in our community! And be sure to enter Craftsy's Wedding Photography Contest, which is currently underway. The deadline to enter is Monday, March 17, 2014.

Learn how to properly light your subjects so as to capture the best image, whether working in color or black and white, in Neil van Niekerk's Portraits With an On-Camera Speedlight and Kirk Tuck's Studio Portrait Lighting.

Do you have a favorite black and white study of the ones above? What are your tricks for capturing beautiful black and whites?

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