Chuck Anerino is a photographer whose work revolves around his family. Practicing a style described as family documentary, Anerino uses the sensibility of a documentary photographer to capture lives of his family, particularly his young boys.Read More
In this video, Ibarionex talks about the importance of light and dark contrast relative to the subject and the background. Especially important in black and white photography, this awareness of tonality can help to define the subject and create important separation between various elements within the frame.Read More
In this video, Ibarionex discusses how to evaluate a scene with the intention of creating a black and white photograph. He discusses the importance of evaluating a scene for brightness, contrast and pattern to help shape the photograph.Read More
The beauty of the landscape is experienced in a unique and beautiful way when it is captured as a black and white photograph. Without the presence of color, the natural world is revealed using a very personal point of view, that of the photographer.. Shades of gray reveal the subtle nuances that are not immediately obvious when we see the world in full color.Read More
Christopher Cushman was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. Growing up in Detroit in the 60's and 70's gave him a unique perspective on people, which is central to and has informed his work to this day. He received his degree in Design and Illustration from Ferris State University. He began his career in photography during the 80's attracted to portraiture as a means to understand the human condition.Read More
Nancy Lehrer sets out to capture daily life and interactions. These life events are sometimes celebratory but more often commonplace. They are made up of simple conversations and actions – calling out from a balcony, telling a secret, praying, or just engaging with the neighbors on a warm afternoon. She is an observer, seeking to find and record a bit of culture and community.
Kevin Mullins is a Wiltshire wedding photographer who practices a black and white documentary photography style. Since 2007, he has developed a successful business based on a clear vision of his personal approach to photography. He is busy photographing weddings in the United Kingdom and abroad.
Kevin’s photography has earned him numerous awards including honors from The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP), Society of Wedding Portrait Photographers and the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalist Association. He is also an in-demand speaker as well as conducts workshops on wedding photojournalism.Read More
Ralph Gibson is a photographer whose high-contrast images are recognized for their exploration of the geometric forms and the human gesture. He apprenticed with Dorothea Lange and Robert Frank, but he has created his own singular vision which often moves beyond the traditions of documentary and portraiture.
For this continuing series on black and white conversions, we share a demonstration of Macphun Tonality Pro. Starting in Adobe Lightroom, we walk you through the process of taking a flat color file and converting it into a high contrast black and white photograph.Read More
In the second in a series of videos, Ibarionex walks you through a black and white conversion using Adobe Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro II. In this video, he demonstrates how he processes a color image in Lightroom in preparation for editing the image in the b&w plug-in.Read More
In the latest TCF YouTube video, we talk about images that are unique and strong because they are black and white. We examine how images based on tonality, shape, form, line and gesture gain their impact when seen as a monochrome image.Read More
Spurred by questions from viewers of the TCF YouTube Channel, we are introducing a series of videos that walk through the different ways that Ibarionex converts his color photographs into black and white photographs. This videos will discuss his approach begin with Adobe Lightroom and in subsequent videos will include the use of several third-party plug-ins.Read More
It’s inevitable. There will be those days that despite, my eagerness, excitement and abundance of high-tech gear that I will have a day of street photography where I come home with nothing. Nada. Zilch. Strike out.Read More
We speak with photographer, Kevin Mullins who used his storytelling skills as wedding photographer to photograph the birth of a client's daughter. Using his visual narrative skills, he chronicles the the time leading to the birth and the emotional moments afterwards.Read More
In this latest TCF video, Ibarionex talks about his use of the Fujifilm x100s during a recent trip to Europe. In it, he discusses his personal experience with the camera and how he used its features and limitations to create his photographs.Read More
Craig Semetko is a Los Angeles based photographer known for the sense of humor running through his work. The foreword for his first book, UNPOSED, was written by Magnum Photos icon Elliott Erwitt, who wrote of Semetko “...he is the essential photographer. That is, the one who sees what others could not have seen.” Semetko was selected as one of 10 photographers worldwide to be a part of Leica Camera’s 10 x10 exhibition in honor of its 100 year anniversary and grand opening of its new manufacturing and cultural complex in May, 2014, in Wetzlar, Germany.Read More