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Boris Bekelman

Black & White (Young APOY)

Part of Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2024

Open Judging Results
Brief

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.

The winner of each round of Young APOY24 will win a one-year subscription to the Adobe Photography plan (worth £120), and the overall winner will be crowned Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2024 and win a £500 Camera Centre UK voucher. 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 close
22 April 2024

Judging
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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