Assignment 24: Black & White Photography

March traditionally has been the assignment which challenges me and incidentally I learn the most from all of you.  For this year, I selected for Assignment 24, Black & White Photography.

I am looking for either new or archived photographs which you either took in or converted to a Black & White. I, as a self-proclaimed color photographer, am looking for why you choose to photograph or present your photos in B&W.

A statue depicting a Great Depression bread line by sculptor George Segal is part of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, DC.

HDR Black & White image of the statue depicting a Great Depression bread line by sculptor George Segal is part of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, DC.

As in the other assignments, do not send me your photos. What I would like you to do is post them on your blog, flickr, Google+ or other photo sharing site, personal website or any place on the Internet where you can place a link to it here by making a comment to this blog entry. Then, we can all visit those sites and enjoy everyone’s Black & White photos.

Please, have your photos posted on or before Midnight (your time zone), Wednesday, March 20, 2013.  Might be a good time to start up a blog or join a photo community like flickr.  As I have done for all the Assignments, I will put together a recap with my comments.

If you have any questions, leave me a comment and I will be happy to answer them. I would triply appreciate it if you would help spread the word about this assignment so we can get lots of people to participate. Blog it, Tweet it, FaceBook it, Google+ it, Pin it, Tag it, email it and talk about it to your fellow photographers, bloggers, friends, your mailman and family. Thank you!

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39 Responses to Assignment 24: Black & White Photography

  1. Simone says:

    BW? Excellent 🙂 Looking forward to this, especially since I’ve recently taken to developing my own b/w film!


  2. Reblogged this on Picture Day and commented:
    Join Scott Thomas for his latest photographic assignment. This month is Black & White Photography…


  3. Giiid says:

    Black and white, – I should have guessed that after the last colorful assignment. This will be interesting, I´m looking forward to see the results.


  4. Karma says:

    Scott, you’ve chosen my personal bugaboo for this one. I don’t know if I can participate. I don’t think I’ve ever done a good job choosing photos that do well in black and white.


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  9. Hello Scott, here is my contribution to an assignment I really enjoyed participating in.
    Thank you.


  10. Tony says:

    Hi Scott, here is the link to my contribution


  11. This month I am actually ahead of the deadline! Here is my contribution to this assignment:

    Thanks for putting these together for us Scott!


  12. Scott Smith says:

    I really enjoy working with B&W pics; even if I don’t do them a whole heck of a lot. One reason I sometimes go that route is if the colors in the original aren’t all that great; or if something with the exposure is off. But I found that B&W images have more of an intimate feel to them. You don’t just “ooh and ahh” over the pretty colors. You’re actually focused on the subject/meaning of the picture.


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  14. Karma says:

    I did it. Not completely sure about my choices, but I did it! 🙂


  15. sonali says:

    Thank you for the assignment. My contribution:


  16. Giiid says:

    Hi Scott.
    My black and white contribution.
    Thank you for this the 24th assignment.


  17. Here’s mine. I think I did okay. Still not very confident in my B&W skills.

    World Before Color


  18. Carsten says:

    Thanks for the challenge Scott.
    I’ve posted a few images in B&W here:


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  20. Elisa says:

    Identity of Time and Place is the title of the work I wish to put forward for this assignment.


  21. Kathy says:

    Oh it’s been fun looking at everyone’s black and white photos!


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  23. deirdrea says:

    Hi, Scott!
    I know I’m late, but this is fun, so here’s a link anyway. Just a couple of photos — nothing too significant. Black and white

    Thanks for doing this — it’s great to see all the photos!


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