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Boris Bekelman

Black & White

Part of Amateur Photographer of the Year 2024

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 such as 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's over £16,000 worth of prizes to be won in APOY24, generously supplied by our sponsors, Camera Centre UK, Adobe and ViewSonic, with the overall winner at the end of the year crowned Amateur Photographer of the Year 2024. More details here…

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
22 April 2024

22 April 2024 to 8 May 2024

Expert judge shortlist announced
8 May 2024

Expert judge winners announced
30 May 2024

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