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Notable: Oliver Klink Featured in Light And Shadow Magazine (issue 3)

In Books on May 16, 2018 at 11:51 am

Our friend Oliver Klink was recently featured in Light and Shadow, providing tips on how to be a better black and white photographer, along with providing some incredible photographs to boot. From the article:

Black and White (B&W) was once the only means we had to communicate photographically. It was a very romantic medium, eternalized by the likes of Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Minor White, Henri Cartier Bresson, Yousuf Karsh, Ansel Adams and many more. Today, even with thedominance of color images, especially on social media, monochromatic photography is making a strong resurgence. When properly composed, B&W photos look even more captivating and stunning than their color equivalent, enabling the viewer to focus on the subject, emotion and timelessness of the image.

B&W is easier and simpler to do than ever. Yet, for some, it’s just as complicated and difficult as ever. So what do you need to understand in order to produce a great monochromatic image?

LIGHTING, SHAPES, PATTERNS,
AND TEXTURES
A B&W photo breaks these fundamentals
down to their basics, and is not hindered by
the distraction and complexity that color can
sometimes contribute. Elements like trees,
fences, roads, and people draw viewers into the
photo and lead them to the subject matter. B&W
photos are at their most interesting when distinct
textures and patterns dominate the image…

To read the rest of the article and check out Light & Shadow as a whole, you can see the the magazine here.

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