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Black & White Portraits

In association with PhotoPlus

Open Judging Results
Brief

This month we want to see your best black and white portraits taken with Canon cameras. Removing color is a great way to focus on the shape, form, depth, contrast and emotion of your people pictures. Playing with a simple one light setup, or using diffused window light works well. If you're unsure where to focus it's best to lock onto the model's eye which is closest to the camera to make it the focal point. A shallow depth of field with a wide aperture value such as f/1.8 often works well for portraits and be sure to experiment with your Canon camera's Monochrome picture style so you can see your scene in black and white when composing in live view. Our favourite black and white portraits will appear in PhotoPlus magazine, so if you have an image that is perfect for our brief, submit it for a chance to be featured in the magazine and the winner will take home a Lowepro Trekker Lite BP 250AW (Black) worth £165.95! We look forward to seeing your best shots!

The winner will receive a Lowepro Trekker Lite BP 250 AW professional camera backpack. The judge's favourite images will also feature in a future issue of PhotoPlus magazine!

The brief in detail

DO: Ensure your photo was taken on a Canon camera. Have EXIF data in your photo (or supply the camera settings in the info section). Provide a title for your photo. Write a description of the photo you're entering of at least 50 words to give us the background of what the image is of and how it was taken. A little context can go a long way! Check your photo has a resolution of at least 3000 pixels on the longest edge of the photo as we will be printing our top picks in PhotoPlus: the Canon magazine.

DO NOT: Have a watermark on your photograph. Supply images taken on camera systems other than Canon. Submit low-resolution pics. Submit images created or enhanced with AI.

Prize details

The winner will receive a Lowepro Trekker Lite BP 250 AW professional camera backpack in black. Made from 80% recycled and solution-dyed fabrics the Trekker Lite 250 AW is big enough to fit a full-frame mirrorless body, a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens and another additional lens. It also boasts side access, a removable GearUp camera insert and features a 15" padded laptop pocket. The judge's favourite images will also feature in a future issue of PhotoPlus magazine!

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 close
8 March 2024

Judging
8 March 2024 to 15 March 2024

Winners announced
15 March 2024

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