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Sometimes a picture can look way better without its vivid colors. Black and White photography brings out a different kind of vibe and mood in a picture. This concept is hard to explain but very easy to see. If you were to compare the original picture to a black & white version, the results would be stunning. Now of course some pictures are better kept in color, for examples a field of colorful flowers.

With all the simple technology tools, photographers can change a colorful picture into a black and white concept with one press of a button. Although the editing part might sound super easy, taking the perfect photo is a challenge. Anybody can pick up a camera and take a picture, but it takes a skillfull photographer to take a magnificent photograph and use composition, exposure, and aperture as an advantage.

For inspirational purposes we have gathered some incredible examples of black and white photography. The following images come from some of the most skilled photographers around. All the photographs are linked to their original owner, thus giving you the ability to check out more of their work. Enjoy!


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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

I'm a digital nomad and entrepreneur bouncing around South East Asia. When I'm not working here, I'm out taking photos. Follow me on Instagram: @igorovsyannykov


  1. extraordinary! wow

  2. Some great shots! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Amazing ! who took these pictures ? Really Cool Collections , Thank you .

  4. Igor Ovsyannykov June 2, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    All of the images are liked to their original authors.

  5. Simply Awesome Igor! Cheers

  6. What a great little collection thx

  7. Wow.. the tree is def my favorite!

  8. Some really inspiring photos.. why no names tho? LOVE ‘Don’t Wait’ and ‘Floating’ in particular …great collection

  9. imagens lindas.


  11. ‘Floating’ linked to Paul Politis is actually a photo from the 50’s. From memory either from a Life photographer or Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.

  12. The angles and choice of photographs are great…Keep up the great work!!!

  13. Great diverse set of photos.

  14. Thanks for the great collection of amazing photographs. Truly inspiring.

  15. where is me? 😉
    joke – nice collection!

    the crowd on the fence against the two is a masterpiece!

  16. Enjoy seeing great photos like this.

  17. I love this collection! Please take a look at some waterfall photos I took this summer.

  18. Wow! Such impressive photos – they are really worth looking at. By the way I’ve just seen b/w photos of people – – they are also nice

  19. hi i mehdi from iran i like you :d

  20. Some really inspiring photos. Thanks!

  21. B&W spiderweb

    and my cat

    Thanks for the collection! Love the inspiration!

  22. Nostalgic!!
    Reminds me the days of my old school optical photography, and days I spend in ‘dark room’ processing Black & White photographs with my father.

    Thanks for wonderful collection.

    But, guess most of these pictures are, if not all seem to be gray scale version of digital photographs? Is it so?

  23. best collection of b&w photography, thanks for share this beautiful post.!

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