A portrait photographer who shoots black and white photos understands the powerful emotion and mood a monochrome image can portray. Although the setup and environment may be similar, the techniques to create a powerful black and white portrait may be different for each photographer.
“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!”
― Ted Grant
Here are a few links to resources that will help improve your black and white portraits.
Tim Kelly – Portrait Mastery in Black & White
Tim presents 60 of his most impressive and diverse black and white portrait images and discusses the creative concept behind each one including gear, lighting, exposure, and posing strategies.
Fstoppers – A Guide To Black and White Portraits
Fashion photographer John Schell discusses techniques and tips he uses for capturing great black and white photos of his clients.
Tuts+ – Amazing Examples of Black & White Portraiture
In this blog post you’ll find a gallery of wonderful B&W photos as well as practical tips and techniques.
Black and White Portraits
Here is a collection of beautiful B&W pictures selected from our Flickr group.