Black and white portraits exploit the differences in tone between the elements in a scene. A creative focus on the use of shapes, textures, lines and lighting can compensate for the lack of colour, and give these elements a whole new significance. Feel free to use filters or post-processing to achieve this effect, and don't forget to look at some of our past contests for inspiration.
Winners and highly commended finishers will gain L.Type by LumeJet prizes worth £30, as well as exposure across Photocrowd.
The winner will receive a L.Type by LumeJet voucher worth over £30 - earning you either a high-quality 1m print or equivalent value products! The winner and high-placed finishers will also gain exposure on Photocrowd’s ‘Best photos’ page and could make it onto our social media channels!
L.Type by LumeJet voucher may be used against any online order and international shipping in a single transaction at lumejet.com within 28 days.
Every photo submitted will be available for the crowd to rate once the submissions period has ended. You can see all the images uploaded to a contest, but will need to rate them to see how they’re ranked once the rating period begins.
Some contests on Photocrowd also have a judge. After the submission period closes the judge chooses their favourite images and writes some image reviews. The crowd and judge results will be announced on the same day.
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