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Dr. John Mihopulos

Black and White (Young APOY)

Part of Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2023

Open Judging Results

A black & white image has a certain something that colour photography simply can’t emulate, and the pursuit of a great monochrome picture is something many photographers devote their whole lives to. The joy of this category is that it is completely open – any subject goes, because the medium is equally stunning whether you shoot landscapes, portraits or go down the classic route of street photography. It’s always worth shooting with a conversion to black & white in mind – don’t make it an afterthought. Instead, when taking your images, consider things like form, tonal range, negative space and shape, as these elements become even more crucial when colour is absent. Try to head out on a shoot with the aim of working only in black & white, and you will start to see images that lend themselves to the medium everywhere.

There are £3,000 (GBP) worth of vouchers to win in Young APOY 2023, supplied by sponsors, MPB, plus the title of Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2023. Click the 'Prize details' tab for more information.

Prize details

The winner of each round in Young APOY 2023 will take home a £250 (GBP) voucher from MPB, and will be crowned Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2023.

How it works

This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.

Entries closed
6 March 2023

6 March 2023 to 22 March 2023

Expert judge shortlist announced
22 March 2023

Expert judge winners announced
6 April 2023

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