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).

Part 2 of the guide to black and white photography: black and white photography technical essentials and an overview of conversion methods with the least amount of interpolations. Recommendations for better black and white photography

Part 1 of a guide to give some insight in black and white photography and how to create better black and white photographs.

In this location guide I discuss how and when to shoot The Salk Institute (located in San Diego) and The Scoop (located in London). I go over vantage points and give my advice on how to photograph these locations.

A more advanced and accurate way of creating split tones to a black and white photograph, using luminosity masks and exact color values for complementary tones.