There are many wrong assumptions in black and white photography, when it comes down to tonal zones and what they represent, and how contrasts should be used to reveal details. In this tutorial I’ll try to explain what tonal zones really represent, the role of luminance values within each tonal zone, and how to use this information to create better and more subtle dark images in B&W photography. The image I’m using to demonstrate my point is the Calatrava Bridge photo that won 1st prize for Architecture at the International Photography Awards in 2014 (IPA2014).

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Making a living out of professional photography in the digital age is not always what you might expect.
Perhaps this assertion can be rephrased by replacing photography with any other profession/skillset in the age of Internet and social media. Because, does it really matter at all these days what your specific skillset or profession is, to make a living through the use of Internet and social media? And is there, behind the label I attribute to myself to describe my profession, something else that is more generic and is the actual source of my income or anyone else’s income who uses Internet and social media to make a living?

Introducing a new section on my website that I call Column and will be filled with an opinion, current (photography) affairs or just another short thought related to photography. In any case they all only express a personal opinion. I tend to post to this column at least twice a month. I’m kicking off with ‘Cliches and authenticity’.

Announcing articles on 4×5 large format photography in the digital age, using a hybrid workflow, which will be an integral part of this website from now onwards.