As a photographer, seeing the world in black and white is a skill that takes time to develop, but that can be invaluable in your photography. When you capture images in color, you risk focusing primarily on colors and hues in an image. However, when color is removed from the equation, you have the opportunity to focus on other important elements of your image, such as the lighting, texture, and composition. As you develop your eye as a black and white photographer, you may find yourself shooting in bolder, more dramatic lighting situations, embracing patterns and textures that might have been distracting in color, and gaining a new appreciation for negative space.
Nothing can compete with the popularity of smartphone photography these days, but this weekend, we’re going back to the basics for the Black and White Weekend Art Project. If your camera or device gives you the option to shoot in black and white, give it a try. Or, follow along with our tutorial to learn how to convert a photo to black and white using the photo editor—you may be surprised to discover what the absence of color can do for your photography.
How to Enter the Contest
Submit an entry by tagging it with #wapBlackAndWhite or by submitting it in the Contests section of the app. Submit a maximum of two photos between today and 23:59 PDT on Monday, October 26th.
How to Vote
Voting begins on Tuesday, October 27th at midnight, immediately after the submission period ends, and closes at 23:59 PST on Sunday, November 1st.
Vote in the Contests section by selecting your favorite entries. All entries in the Contests section will be displayed in random order. No new entries are permitted once voting begins.
The 10 photos with the most votes win. Our jury will also choose one entry outside of the top 10 to be featured.
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