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You can learn a lot just by looking at great photographs.

Want to learn more about black and white images?

Start by studying these five photographers.

010_Steiglitz

Alfred Stieglitz explored the softer sensibility of platinum with muted blacks, very full highlights, and a surprising range of tints.

View 12 Great Photographs By Alfred Stieglitz here.

02_adams

Ansel Adams epitomized the modern sensibility with deep blacks, bright whites, and a full smooth range of tones in between.

View 12 Great Photographs By Ansel Adams here.

01_BrettWeston

Brett Weston moved modern photography towards abstraction with extreme contrast often eliminating shadow and sometimes highlight detail.

View 12 Great Photographs By Brett Weston here.

01_Witherill

Huntington Witherill advances the classic modern sensibility into the contemporary by achieving extreme separation in even the deepest blacks and the brightest whites, often side-by-side.

View 12 Great Photographs By Huntington Witherill here.

10_Tenneson

Joyce Tenneson has explored many high key black and white palettes over her career – neutral in her early years, semi-neutral tints mid-career, and more recently gold-leafed.

View 12 Great Photographs By Joyce Tenneson here.

View more 12 Great Photographs Collections here.

Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops.


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