Black & White
“Black and white are the colors of photography.
To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.”
– Robert Frank
By definition a black and white photograph is an image where all color has been removed. It consists of shades of gray tone that generally go from dark (black) to light (white). Black and white photography is the art of using these gray tones, to create compelling images. The history of black and white photography is as long as photography itself. Monochrome photography had been around for 35 years before the first permanent color image was captured in 1861.
The PSSL Black and White Photography interest group was formed in May 2019. Currently we have over 30 enthusiasts in the group. Our aim is to share knowledge and work together to improve our skills in this genre.
To join the group please contact Ruvini on (94) 11 2 69 09 40
- 19th November 2019 – Beyond Color, presentation and discussion by Romesh de Silva (instagram: @romeshde.silva)
- 17th January 2020 – Movie Night, Bresson on Bresson. Henri Cartier-Bresson talks about his images
- Trailer: [CLICK HERE]
Upcoming activities will be notified via our WhatsApp group, e-mail and social media.
The PSSL monthly member competition ‘Capture This!’ includes two black and white photography categories – Assignment Monochrome and Open Monochrome.
For more information visit: [CAPTURE THIS]
- How to Take Black and White Pictures
- 5 Tips for Stunning Black & White Photography
- 9 Quick Tips for Better Black and White Photos
- How to Know if Your Photo is Good or Not – The Art of Self Image Critique
- Ansel Adams, Photographer (1958) narrated by Beaumont Newhall
- HENRI CARTIER BRESSON – The Decisive Moment 1973_2007
- The story of Ernest Cole, a black photographer in South Africa during apartheid
- Masterpiece: The Making of Migrant Mother
- Why It’s Still Important to Shoot In Black And White