Black And White Photo Contest

Winners Showcase
 
 
First Place - Dave Drost
First Place Winner
Dave Drost
In July of 2012, a friend and I headed to Lake Powell. I was looking ahead at the weather and I knew thunderclouds would form over the area. As the wind picked up and the storm started moving toward us, lightning began to flash. Immediately after capturing several images, we could feel the electricity in the air. The rain and wind were so intense, we had to run for cover and move out of the area for fear that our 4WD vehicle might be blown over.

The thing that appeals to me most about black-and-white photography is how an image can stand out with the proper use of contrast. Whether it's a photo that's high contrast or subtle with its tones, contrast is the key.

Generally, when I'm shooting, I do some previsualization in black-and-white, but my main concern is composing a great shot. I look for something different and maybe for some drama. Many times, when I'm not shooting, I kick back and daydream and come up with ideas about how I would produce what I want. I like to experiment with black-and-white in postprocessing. I'll spend hours using different filters to get several different results. Sometimes, I like what I get. Other times, I don't and I try again until I'm pleased. Many times, after converting an image to black-and-white, it just comes alive.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105mm ƒ/4L IS EF USM, Lightning Trigger III™ by Stepping Stone Products, Nik Silver Efex Protrong
 
 
Second Place - Richard Mason
Second Place Winner
Richard Mason
Third Place - Mark Seawell
Third Place Winner
Mark Seawell
 
 
Black And White Photo Contest
 
 

First Place Prize
  • Your choice of Nikon D5100 w/18-55 or Sony NEX6 w/16-50 PZ or Canon T4i w/18-55 from Roberts Camera
  • Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer
  • Hardcover high-quality Blurb book featuring winners and all finalists
  • Your image showcased in a special multi-spread feature in August 2013 DP Issue
  • Published in the DP online Winners' Gallery
  • Zinio Digital 1-Year Subscription to DP Magazine
  Second Place Prize
  • Your image showcased in a special multi-spread feature in August 2013 DP Issue
  • Hardcover high-quality Blurb book featuring winners and all finalists
  • Published in the DP online Winners' Gallery
  • $150 gift card from Roberts
  • Zinio Digital 1-Year Subscription to DP Magazine
  Third Place Prize
  • Your image showcased in a special multi-spread feature in August 2013 DP Issue
  • Hardcover high-quality Blurb book featuring winners and all finalists
  • Published in the DP online Winners' Gallery
  • $100 gift card from Roberts
  • Zinio Digital 1-Year Subscription to DP Magazine
  Finalists
  • Hardcover high-quality Blurb book featuring winners and all finalists

 
 

 
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