Black and White Portraits: Weekly Photography Challenge

Black and White Portraits: Weekly Photography Challenge

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Portrait de rue - ZeghdoudThis week your challenge is to take and share a black and white portrait. We’ve done portraiture challenges in the past and they’ve always been popular – but after todays collection of 27 black and white portraits I thought it might be fun to issue that challenge.

Remember with black and white images you obviously can’t rely just upon colour when creating interest in your images – think about tone, contrast, texture, patterns, light and shadow instead.

And feel free to concentrate on any kind of portraiture – whether it be posed studio list shots, casual family portraits, candid portraits, street portraits etc.

Once you’ve selected the ‘Black and White Portrait’ image that you’d like to share – upload it to your favourite photo sharing site or blog and either share a link to it or – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

Remember these challenges are not just about finding pictures in your archives to share – we’d really love to see you getting out your camera and taking a new photo – after all that’s what dPS is about, helping you take better shots rather than just celebrating past shots.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSBWPORTRAIT to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks challenge – ABSTRACT challenge where there were some great shots submitted.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • Chi Khing March 4, 2013 01:13 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lucpher/8287728878/

  • Chrisvb January 25, 2013 11:53 am

    Loving these lessons and I found a co-operating pal this evening. Hope you like this picture.
    http://chrisvbphotos.blogspot.com/2013/01/for-oft-when-on-my-couch-i-lie-in.html

  • Chris October 10, 2012 12:37 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/88337428@N04/8070659340/in/photostream

  • Tuhin Subhra Dey April 15, 2012 03:30 pm

  • Jim March 28, 2012 12:16 pm

    out in the back yard

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/61388024@N08/6876364718/in/photostream

  • Julie A. March 27, 2012 10:25 am

    The top photograph is titled: Handsom Grantsom,featuring my sweet little guy Grant. I was taking some photo's of a flock of Starling birds out the window when he joined me. I do not trust my memory to retain this precious moment so I snuck some quick shots of him as well, this was my favorite.

  • Lindsey Laughlin March 27, 2012 10:16 am

    My husband is a high school varsity baseball coach and he asked me to come and take a portrait of this year's seniors.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/lindseylaughlinphotography/6872594878/' title='IMG_5605' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7273/6872594878_299405fd8c.jpg']

  • tina March 27, 2012 07:56 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/adhya_photography/6872704476/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • MAtt March 27, 2012 01:37 am

    I took this one recently of a dancing student.... loved it enough to share :)

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.309155415805287.74813.219634028090760&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=310327589021403&set=a.309155415805287.74813.219634028090760&type=3&theater

  • ralph mosley March 26, 2012 02:05 am

    unfortunately, the cage is as much the subject in this photograph as is the animal.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stop-it/145266400/

  • Alok Dutta March 26, 2012 12:04 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alokdutta/6727239911/in/set-72157628900045667/lightbox/

  • Alok Dutta March 26, 2012 12:02 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alokdutta/6709749573/in/set-72157628900045667/lightbox/

  • Brian March 25, 2012 12:50 pm

    First image of the post | http://www.twotwentytwophotography.com/blog/?p=237

  • Neha March 25, 2012 02:42 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nehashaw/6865023236/in/photostream

    My sister n her son..shot in color, n later converted to B/W

  • Deon March 25, 2012 02:00 am

    While playing among the bluebonnets.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/deongphotography/6864959840/in/photostream/

  • Kairi March 24, 2012 11:20 pm

    Okay, let's try this

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kairiv/7009840235/

  • Budiman Tjahjadi March 24, 2012 09:54 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilovephotoworks/6864445146/
    While I attended my daughter English and Mandarin day. This guy was a stranger in that occasion, so I felt curious and took his picture secretly. I turn the picture into black and white portrait.

  • Budiman Tjahjadi March 24, 2012 09:49 pm

    While I attended my daughter English and Mandarin day. This guy was a stranger in that occasion, so I felt curious and took his picture secretly. I turn the picture into black and white portrait.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilovephotoworks/6864445146/' title='Mystery guy II' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7279/6864445146_8823aba124.jpg']

  • Kairi March 24, 2012 12:31 pm

    Wow! There are some really great pics here. Just starting out at this, so here it goes!

  • Rachel March 24, 2012 01:31 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/66685301@N08/7008485625/

  • Rachel March 24, 2012 01:30 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/66685301@N08/6862370208/

  • Rachel March 24, 2012 01:28 am

    Tried the challenge this week! :)

  • Debalina March 24, 2012 12:48 am

    This is one of my most fav bw pictures taken by me:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/94247864@N00/5542662190/in/photostream/

  • Erica J. March 24, 2012 12:47 am

    Not sure why mine hasn't shown up... I've submitted 6 times already.

    Here was a quick shot of my sister with my new lens. I'm super new to my new hobby... Feedback is much appreciated!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/greywine/6861091882/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • rjweyer March 24, 2012 12:25 am

    Like so many, I have spent 1000's of dollars on camera gear, and when you least expect it, a cheap P/S catches a shot that not only captures a moment perfectly but also wins me over. I don't shoot a lot of B/W but this is easily my favorite in that class and one of my overall favorites.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjweyer/6209309785/in/photostream

  • Becky Millar March 23, 2012 08:36 pm

    http://weareshutterproof.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/dsc_0052.jpg

    - taken yesterday, as part of taking profile shots for our school yearbook.

  • Anne-Renee March 23, 2012 08:30 pm

    Here's my entry:

    taken march 22nd 2012

    The exif-data aren't very interesting, as the app I took it with doesn't share the good stuff...

  • Jason March 23, 2012 08:01 pm

    This is a pic i shot at a wedding 11/06/11, of the brides bouquet on top of the piano

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilj104/6335565204/in/photostream

  • Missy Rose March 23, 2012 06:13 pm

    this is one of my favourite b&w pics.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/60734047@N05/6810655105/in/set-72157628969125543

  • John St. Jelly March 23, 2012 09:40 am

    Another, this one taken in Barcelona: http://www.flickr.com/photos/deboulai/6918474997

  • A Ekberg March 23, 2012 08:23 am

    Here are a few I took the other day of my daughter:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/57613752@N02/6998953865/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/57613752@N02/6852831604/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/57613752@N02/6998958923/

    Thanks!

  • Kristina March 23, 2012 07:01 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kiinakris/239457913/in/photostream

  • Derek March 23, 2012 05:54 am

    Here is a recent shot that I took at the Reverend Horton Heat show of Stand Up Bass Player Jimbo Wallace

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dketchum/7004761257/

  • Carla Marie March 23, 2012 05:46 am

    http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/427048_1924192161727_1749827142_981858_242937157_n.jpg

  • Francine Gassette March 23, 2012 05:00 am

    Here is mine for weekly challenge black and ehite portrait. http://wp.me/p23TG1-tO

  • Kristen March 23, 2012 04:51 am

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7174/6495721959_6f0dbc4590_b.jpg

  • Charan,Naga Sri March 23, 2012 04:48 am

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7223/7006154835_4cc4ae95aa_b.jpg
    Indian weddings

  • Charan,Naga Sri March 23, 2012 04:48 am

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7066/6860037428_861684bf69_b.jpg

    Another pic of Indian Weddings

  • samy abdul wahed March 23, 2012 04:41 am

    here is my work...hope u like it...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/74937483@N06/6797080403/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/74937483@N06/6797076667/in/photostream

  • JPorter March 23, 2012 04:30 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/34908235@N06/6202028425

    I shot this photo of my 14 year old daughter.

  • Bob Stine March 23, 2012 04:24 am

    Here's my contribution. http://www.flickr.com/photos/25972465@N06/6860103738/

  • Mike March 23, 2012 04:06 am

    Here's a recent one of a friend.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmcquillan/7006186461/in/photostream

  • Shailesh March 23, 2012 03:14 am

    Hi:
    Please check http://www.flickr.com/photos/76141858@N07/6859914232/in/photostream
    Shot this photo of a lonely neighbour whose children hardly ever call.
    Thanks for allowing me to post:)

  • Dez March 22, 2012 06:41 pm

    Some nice photos here! Somehow my photos aren't being published!

  • Joanna Rose Soque March 22, 2012 04:13 pm

    Black & White Portraits

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pho_dyo_graphy/7004965503/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pho_dyo_graphy/6858860588/

  • Rachel Hope March 22, 2012 03:35 pm

    http://takenmyway.blogspot.com/2012/03/beautiful-black-and-white.html

  • Joanna Rose Soque March 22, 2012 11:58 am

    Another portrait in black & white

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pho_dyo_graphy/7004495005/

  • Sarah Schandle March 22, 2012 06:15 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/75200887@N03/

  • Matt March 22, 2012 04:41 am

    This one might be a stretch, but I think it fits the theme - http://www.flickr.com/photos/killerfraug/6750920279/in/photostream/lightbox/

    Here is a recent one of myself - http://www.flickr.com/photos/killerfraug/6839971232/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • Premal Dhruv March 22, 2012 02:05 am

    Here is my shot, please critic.
    http://500px.com/photo/5630427
    Thank you.

  • Marianna March 21, 2012 07:41 pm

    My most recent one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/imorna/7002381865/in/photostream

  • unithra March 21, 2012 04:42 pm

    Black & white has always been my favourite!! This is shot in marina beach, when a cute kid started building her own house.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/unithra/6694421529/in/photostream

  • Kards By Kora March 21, 2012 03:31 pm

    quiet time, my grandsons sharing a quiet time looking at a favorite book

  • Patrick Chondon March 21, 2012 02:22 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/chondon/6855758834/

  • Anne Walker March 21, 2012 12:23 pm

    My 1 year old niece Billie
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/annewalkerphotography/6999330383/

    Another shot of her
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/annewalkerphotography/6999331515/

  • Anne Walker March 21, 2012 12:21 pm

    My 1 year old niece Billie

    Another shot of her

  • Marikristil SAngel March 21, 2012 12:16 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=340647125952547&set=a.159452274072034.36939.100000217869025&type=1&theater

    New Puppet

  • Mike March 21, 2012 06:59 am

    my Dad

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mssims1997/6853210540/

  • pedro welch March 21, 2012 05:59 am

    Candid B&W portrait.

    http://500px.com/photo/5939492

  • pedro welch March 21, 2012 05:57 am

    http://500px.com/photo/5939492

  • LeAnne March 21, 2012 05:17 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/leanne8790/6848823654/

  • Ted March 21, 2012 05:16 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyimted/6990951233/

  • Dipayan Bhattacharjee March 21, 2012 04:26 am

    Legacy From An Unknown Author

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/xedmundian/6196548885/lightbox/

  • havennight March 21, 2012 04:04 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/foolly/7000417817/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • havennight March 21, 2012 03:59 am

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7045/7000417817_c704d1f5bf_m.jpg

  • Hasan Almasi March 21, 2012 03:28 am

    http://bokeh.hasanalmasi.ir/index.php?showimage=295

  • John St. Jelly March 20, 2012 11:29 pm

    Another pic from Granada, this time of a dog patiently awaiting his master's return: http://www.flickr.com/photos/deboulai/6790344722/

  • Graham March 20, 2012 07:11 pm

    I'm a B&W fanatic - here's one of mine from a recent carnival http://www.flickr.com/photos/teratakiphoto/6932237287/in/photostream/lightbox/

    And other of some friends at a BBQ
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/teratakiphoto/6809854736/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • Justin March 20, 2012 06:21 pm

    Here's one of my favorites of my uncle and his grandson at his mothers 90th birthday party

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinallenphotography/6798024588/in/set-72157629125031834

    his grand daughter in this photo as well

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinallenphotography/6944131077/in/set-72157629125031834

  • unithra March 20, 2012 06:12 pm

    Black & white has always been my favourite!! This is shot in marina beach, when a cute kid started building her own house.

  • System March 20, 2012 04:33 pm

    http://500px.com/photo/4421502

  • nachiket March 20, 2012 03:10 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30736348@N00/6649254281/lightbox/

  • Scott Kinsel March 20, 2012 12:58 pm

    My entry for the B&W portrait contest. This is my son Max reminding me who is number 1 ...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottkinsel/5802631440/

    Thanks,

    Scott

  • Lisa Amiet March 20, 2012 12:36 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/76373407@N08/6852411436/

  • Studio Wetty March 20, 2012 12:09 pm

    Black & White is my favorite way to shoot. I guess I was raised looking at contrasts instead of saturations. Anyway... here's a bride I shot on NYE.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/studiowetty/6852385768/in/photostream

  • Nimir March 20, 2012 09:47 am

    http://flic.kr/p/brurHy

  • Nimir Thakkar March 20, 2012 09:43 am

  • Egle March 20, 2012 09:28 am

    I recently took this photo of my dear friend and her partner, i love it, because it's black & white and she is so so happy there!
    http://365momentsoflife.blogspot.com/2012/03/271-happiness-laime_08.html
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/57511321@N00/6839684664/in/photostream

  • Kells March 20, 2012 04:55 am

    Home sick today but still needed a picture of the day for my 365, so I tried a b&W portrait:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kellsnbkly/6997304891/

  • John St. Jelly March 20, 2012 03:21 am

    Here's a shot, taken at Mirador San Nicolas, Grenada, of a busker counting the change in his guitar case:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/deboulai/6936461523/

  • Steve DiGirolamo March 20, 2012 02:26 am

    http://500px.com/photo/5902502

  • Maryus March 20, 2012 02:13 am

    http://500px.com/photo/5566087

  • Allan J. March 20, 2012 01:48 am

    Heres my share of Maria..

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanj/6801261869/in/set-72157623035567713

  • Harvey March 20, 2012 01:47 am

    My entry here, two self portraits I just took, and two that I took a while ago, a good friend who has the patience to let me practice:

    http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=%23DPSBWPORTRAIT&w=8197066%40N07&z=e

  • Laura March 20, 2012 01:07 am

    Just after my son walked 3 miles to get to the summit of our hike!

    http://lauraannphoto.blogspot.com/2012/03/strong-ute-man.html

  • Kerry Sellers March 19, 2012 11:37 pm

    Taken at the top of Jebel Shems in Oman

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kerryq8/6287207984/in/set-72157627729715454/

  • harris nasution March 19, 2012 11:18 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bajirr/6095938008/in/set-72157627346579273

  • Christine Brucker March 19, 2012 11:06 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rumpleteazaer/6847702716/

  • Joanna Rose Soque March 19, 2012 08:54 pm

    Another kid's portrait shot

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pho_dyo_graphy/6996135533

  • Joanna Rose Soque March 19, 2012 08:52 pm

    Kid's Portrait Shots

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pho_dyo_graphy/6996157009
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pho_dyo_graphy/6850040926
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pho_dyo_graphy/6850040962

  • Simon Gould March 19, 2012 07:15 pm

    Photographing pets is always challenging, but great fun when you get a good result.

    http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6044/6996005111_b1b714973f_m.jpg

  • Beth Wode March 19, 2012 06:23 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bethwode/5326776644/

  • Flashzone Photography March 19, 2012 05:04 pm

    http://pcdn.500px.net/5902502/da42e9716239db9a3e07a70b96faa71fe35f6899/4.jpg

  • Chris March 19, 2012 03:47 pm

    Sorry, forgot the URL:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdcummings12/6995183393/

  • Chris March 19, 2012 03:47 pm

    Caught this smile from my daughter while she was out riding her "bike" this afternoon.

  • Sarah Schandle March 19, 2012 03:06 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/75200887@N03/6995465619/

  • CP March 19, 2012 02:22 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38462068@N08/6995444307/

  • Lu March 19, 2012 01:46 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/78132585@N06/6849211406/in/photostream/

  • Niki Martins March 19, 2012 01:20 pm

    http://www.nikimartins.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/113-21.jpg

  • steve March 19, 2012 01:04 pm

  • Sheri March 19, 2012 11:51 am

    Here are three of my favorites in B&W from a wedding I shot in Asheville, NC last year~

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/90843565@N00/5744453591/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/90843565@N00/5748873302/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/90843565@N00/5744453001/in/photostream

  • inkid March 19, 2012 11:48 am

    some black & white portrait of my colletion
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/13696711@N06/6308290180/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/13696711@N06/5949008435/in/pool-369887@N22/

  • Elizabeth L March 19, 2012 11:46 am

    Thought I would share some of my favorite photo shoots has some great black and white.....

    http://www.loerastudio.com/index.php/loera-photography-photo-gallery-phoenix-arizona/category/16-danielle

  • Christine Nauman March 19, 2012 11:39 am

    This is a very special photo of my daughter and husband. It was taken with my phone.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cricketmn/6842730650/

  • Lauren Halman March 19, 2012 11:27 am

    taken today in the garden as the sun cast a shadow on my 5 yr old son james.

    http://lmh1081.blog.com/files/2012/03/IMG_1972.jpg

  • yang March 19, 2012 11:23 am

    this homeless man has always stood in this same spot. i've always been intrigued so i finally approached him for this shot.

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/23528_1307645534496_1331280115_30947401_1681091_n.jpg

  • eric March 19, 2012 11:06 am

    Done in a few minutes, looking serious...

    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/cimmerianbloke/406670_326033300761784_100000653504891_1046027_474875204_n.jpg

  • Eduardo Siemens March 19, 2012 10:05 am

    Here's my favourite one. I got into P&B following my friend's piece of advice. He said P&B pics are good to practice how to deal with light, shadows and so on...

  • Craig March 19, 2012 10:01 am

    Here's my black and white portrait.
    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-tHHq7NJ9vxs/T2VK-3Rf5cI/AAAAAAAAAUU/JYWmeuJIYz4/s986/IMG_2123.jpg

  • Petra March 19, 2012 10:00 am

    funny days are coming ... Bog's pictures :)

    http://petragaal.blogspot.com/2012/03/bog.html

  • Aaron Dalton March 19, 2012 09:54 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sojuguzzla/5185643578/[/img]

  • Claudiu March 19, 2012 09:29 am

    Here's my submission for this week:

    http://500px.com/photo/5409161

  • Helen Robinson March 19, 2012 08:56 am

    This photo is my Lovely Boyfriend on one of our many Photo-Taking outings!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pencil_ninja/5927987052/in/set-72157627249841150

  • themeron March 19, 2012 08:53 am

    Here is mine:

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7200/6804787866_e11f34090f_b.jpg

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/6949393643_d006d5c1ea_b.jpg

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7179/6924456721_c48c283a7f_b.jpg

  • Skuggi March 19, 2012 08:40 am

    A couple of my favourites, looking forward to taking some new ones, love B&W!!!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/minn_skuggi/5746499653/in/set-72157626676859370/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/minn_skuggi/6936423819/in/set-72157626676859370/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/minn_skuggi/5926756908/in/set-72157626676859370/

  • Brad Hayami March 19, 2012 07:15 am

    Another one, of my wife when she was pregnant ...

    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/68902173@N06/6847879304/

  • Cloverres March 19, 2012 06:55 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/petite-pics/6847774210/in/photostream

  • Claudio March 19, 2012 06:11 am

    A small pirate ...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ca_heckler/6993790583/

    Could be lots better, but I had only seconds to snap it, with flash straight on. The B&W conversion with high contrast and added grain helped save it I guess :-)

  • Eitel March 19, 2012 04:20 am

    Portrait of a beautiful lady
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/eitelbockphotography/6993427625/

  • raghavendra March 19, 2012 04:11 am

    I always like the black and white photography
    It lets the content speak

    http://raghavendra-mobilephotography.blogspot.com/2012/03/kids-feeding-goat.html

  • CGMethven March 19, 2012 04:11 am

    Street musician:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cgmethven/6249270839/in/set-72157626616378176

    Crossword-playing commuter:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cgmethven/6773707805/in/set-72157626616378176

  • Michael Rothgeb March 19, 2012 03:53 am

    My neighbor requested some pictures of her dog. I thought these turned out the best. Really like the bokeh in each shot too.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/59120115@N05/6847194852/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/59120115@N05/6993317061/

  • costin March 19, 2012 03:37 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/distrusipsihic/6993315691/in/photostream

  • Carry van Bruggen March 19, 2012 03:25 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/carryeri/6993130029/in/photostream

  • SleekViv March 19, 2012 03:10 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sleekvivphotography/6990678553/

  • Sam March 19, 2012 01:31 am

    My comments keep saying: "Your comment is awaiting moderation."

    How so?

  • Effie March 19, 2012 01:00 am

    My baby @ 9 months. I loved how the window light was falling on his face...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kreativehive/6845580058/in/photostream/

  • Sam March 18, 2012 11:55 pm

    Why does my previous comment say: "awaiting moderation"?

    I tried this entry for the competition:

    http://500px.com/photo/5669537

  • lonfrichuk March 18, 2012 11:09 pm

    Soaking up the sunshine

  • Zhareef March 18, 2012 10:58 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ripsnorterphotography/6992589645/

  • Sam March 18, 2012 10:37 pm

    My Black and White shot using selective lighting and a light Duotone.

    http://500px.com/photo/5669537

    I love the strong look and the amazing detail you can get using Black and White.

  • Edwin March 18, 2012 09:56 pm

    This is a candid street portrait I shot this week: http://vannuil.com/blog/watching-ignoring

    And this is from a few weeks back, a posed black and white portrait: http://www.flickr.com/photos/evannuil/6803909996/in/set-72157625245932530/lightbox/

    And this is from a way back, but still one of my own favorites: http://www.flickr.com/photos/evannuil/5714941493/in/set-72157625245932530/lightbox/

  • Sid Kumar March 18, 2012 07:44 pm

    Big fan of B&W photography and enjoy shooting them too. Here are some which I recently posted on my blog:

    http://sidsphoto.blogspot.co.nz/2012/03/shades-of-grey-portraits.html

    http://sidsphoto.blogspot.co.nz/2012/03/shades-of-grey-some-more-portraits.html

  • Angelique March 18, 2012 06:55 pm

    This is one of my son when he was a baby, I loved the far away look.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/76221000@N05/6846047426/in/photostream/

  • Desi March 18, 2012 06:10 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/desiudasco/6177770654/in/photostream

  • Desi March 18, 2012 06:08 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/desiudasco/6177770654/in/photostream[/img]

  • Gert March 18, 2012 05:56 pm

    A faerie in a forest...

    http://www.lemonmint.co.nz/index.php/lemonmintcurrent/10-currentgallery/124-darren-rowse-challenge-black-and-white-portraits

  • Jeyaganesh March 18, 2012 05:50 pm

    http://500px.com/photo/5874501

  • Jeyaganesh March 18, 2012 04:56 pm

    happy mom

    http://500px.com/photo/5051441

  • Jeyaganesh March 18, 2012 04:55 pm

    bicyclist

    http://500px.com/photo/5051100

  • Jeyaganesh March 18, 2012 04:54 pm

    co passenger

    http://500px.com/photo/5050397

  • Alok Dutta March 18, 2012 04:46 pm

  • Adrian March 18, 2012 04:22 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47163447@N07/6885554717/

  • alie March 18, 2012 03:20 pm

    My photo of the day today was a black & white self-portrait.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alie108/6991665651/in/photostream

  • bijuphotography March 18, 2012 02:01 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/memories_4ever/6845525788/

  • Tanlin March 18, 2012 01:36 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/memories_keepers/6845478986/

  • Kimmers March 18, 2012 12:42 pm

    wondering why my submission is still awaiting moderation. Did I do something wrong when posting???

  • Brad Hayami March 18, 2012 12:36 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/68902173@N06/6991341457/

  • Calvin March 18, 2012 12:22 pm

    http://pixieprodigy.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/752-weeks/

    I love black and white the best!

  • puro manifesto March 18, 2012 12:12 pm

    a day in a fisherman life!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/76239345@N04/?savedsettings=6845282524#photo6845282524[/img]

  • Leonidas March 18, 2012 12:12 pm

    Gorgeous work Everyone...

  • Dann March 18, 2012 11:28 am

    Shot this the other day on a whim wanting to try some simple lighting and well, it fits with this weeks theme.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielmansel/6844257066/

  • Kimmers March 18, 2012 10:59 am

    Torque... Black & White portrait.

  • Kathie kirts March 18, 2012 07:50 am

    First time doing this - if there is a error, mistake etc ... this is the first time I am doing this - that's my excuse and I am sticking to it. Several photos.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kirtskathie/6192108752/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kirtskathie/6194943790/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kirtskathie/6279886442/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kirtskathie/6194944798/

  • Daisho March 18, 2012 06:31 am

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7045/6973598631_41341d3c89_b.jpg

  • allowat3 March 18, 2012 06:15 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/63070895@N02/6990556747/in/photostream/lightbox/

    A Quiet Moment

  • allowat3 March 18, 2012 06:14 am

    A Quiet Moment
    https://digital-photography-school.com/black-and-white-portraits-weekly-photography-challenge

  • Marco March 18, 2012 06:12 am

    Good friend...

    http://500px.com/photo/3854111

  • David Thomas March 18, 2012 05:54 am

    Wood Working Self Portrait

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/davesoutdoorphotography/6990445571/in/photostream

  • Prati Photography March 18, 2012 05:38 am

    A couple of Black & White portraits from my side:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pratiphotography/6790894771/in/photostream#/photos/pratiphotography/6790894771/in/photostream/lightbox/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pratiphotography/6725908053/in/photostream#/photos/pratiphotography/6725908053/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • lilabraga March 18, 2012 05:36 am

    here are my two images for this week challenge:

    http://lilacheck-skindeep.blogspot.com/b/post-preview?token=dUCiIzYBAAA.1VjkSitYTLaYfwh1lrO0nw.jyF3wFq8xa8dDAbl0t1tAA&postId=6788037448758287475&type=POST

    http://lilacheck-skindeep.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-05-07T01%3A17%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=10

  • lilabraga March 18, 2012 05:33 am

    love black and white!

  • Gabriele March 18, 2012 05:22 am

    Really hard this time!!!

    Here is my picture...

    http://pdf34.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/weekly-photo-challenge-black-and-white-portraits/

  • Liat March 18, 2012 05:15 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/liatripp/6620338989/in/set-72157628606862423/

    my Father

  • Michael AP March 18, 2012 04:24 am

    No time to shoot this week unfortunately, so here is my entry:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/michael_ap/6364899681

  • Gagandeep Singh March 18, 2012 01:31 am

    My submissions. Couple of portrait shots.. http://bit.ly/AdcZaz

  • Jules Le Moal March 18, 2012 01:13 am

    Here is one of my fav B&W portraits of mines.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/juleslemoal/6989451523/

  • Jacob Herrera March 18, 2012 01:05 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/elicherrera/6989809419/in/photostream

  • and3r5on March 18, 2012 12:49 am

    here's my shot. it's not actual a portrait, but i love this cute cat sleeping in my bed :-)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/and3r5on/6181137649/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • Mark Coons March 18, 2012 12:33 am

    I don't use black and white enough but have been trying to change.

    http://www.musicman5photos.com/PerformingArts/Here-Come-the-Mummies031012/i-JWq89DH/0/L/201203107D59764-L.jpg

  • Patrick K. March 18, 2012 12:02 am

    My submission, any comments are greatly appreciated:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kirschp/6989248783/in/photostream

  • Dylan Lim March 17, 2012 11:49 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150628934138358.385366.601903357&type=1

    Singapore, Chinatown. Please let me know your feedbacks.

  • Chris Diset March 17, 2012 11:35 pm

    http://blog.chrisdiset.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/057-Brian-1-28-12.jpg
    This is from http://blog.chrisdiset.com/category/portraits/individuals/

  • eiffair March 17, 2012 11:34 pm

    The kids :

    http://500px.com/photo/4754046

  • patraquim March 17, 2012 11:16 pm

    here is my photo

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/75899791@N07/6989618147/

  • Julz March 17, 2012 11:06 pm

    Self portrait, long exposure:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/60566491@N08/6825863812/in/photostream

  • Nicole March 17, 2012 11:03 pm

    Not sure why my image comment isn't appearing, I apologise if it comes up 3 times!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicolehastings/6812355960/

  • raghavendra March 17, 2012 10:57 pm

    sorry i have not taken portraits in black and white
    But i have taken few flowers in black and white

    http://raghavendra-mobilephotography.blogspot.com/search/label/black%20and%20white

  • Medha March 17, 2012 10:32 pm

    This is the first time I'm participating so a little excited and nervous!!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mg147/6771525481/in/set-72157626967395855

  • Dylan Lim March 17, 2012 10:31 pm

    These are the b&w pics in Singapore, Chinatown. 1 of it is colored. Please do let me know your feedbacks. :)

  • Colm March 17, 2012 08:57 pm

    Excellent topic for the weekly challenge.
    Here's a pic of an old sea dog

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/colmolaoi/5991685302/in/set-72157626674048247/

  • lerabu March 17, 2012 08:35 pm

    Some great submissions! I really love B/W portraits as they can carry emotion so well and the viewer is really concentrated on the "action" in the image and the emotion. And you can't miss those skin tones which are so hard to achieve in colour! :D

    Here's my submission:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/frabuzin/6821411292/in/photostream/

  • Dipayan Bhattacharjee March 17, 2012 06:38 pm

    I submitted my image here yesterday by clicking in the "clicking here" link given below... But somehow my post doesn't show up... Any reasons?? Am I doing something wrong..???

  • Steve March 17, 2012 05:39 pm

    Tea Time!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/44386899@N03/6843001256/sizes/l/in/photostream/

  • Alexx March 17, 2012 05:33 pm

    Great shots!

    Check out mine here:

    http://disney-photography-blog.blogspot.com/2012/03/daily-snap-1.html

  • Dantemom March 17, 2012 05:24 pm

  • dustin vans March 17, 2012 05:19 pm

    Locksmith

  • Steve March 17, 2012 05:18 pm

    This is one taken in the street - I love the expression

    http://wildlifeencounters.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Street-photography-in-Eastbourne/G00004ShZCZqM52A/I0000N0afIgf_4QU

  • dustin vans March 17, 2012 05:16 pm

    http://500px.com/photo/3258580

  • James Knight March 17, 2012 05:12 pm

    Try Again

    My Submission

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/74440231@N05/6989087527/

  • James Knight March 17, 2012 05:11 pm

    My Submission

  • Rosario Velázquez March 17, 2012 04:42 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54516899@N00/6989007161/

  • sean March 17, 2012 03:58 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cement_vs__hospice/6988970345/in/photostream
    This is a photo of a man I take care of.
    He is in the middle stages of dementia.
    He always buys me lunch, but I always remind him how much to pay.

  • Jayson Faustino March 17, 2012 03:16 pm

    Routine by Jayson Faustino

  • Michael Horton March 17, 2012 02:55 pm

    This ones a little bigger......Taken at our family farm in Oklahoma. I’m only a few months into my first stab at photography so please feel free to critique me.

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7207/6842721878_d018354ffd_b.jpg

  • Michael Horton March 17, 2012 02:48 pm

    Taken at our family farm in Oklahoma. I'm only a few months into my first stab at photography so please feel free to critique me.

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7207/6842721878_d018354ffd_s.jpg

  • Kimmers March 17, 2012 02:18 pm

    My boy ... loving the camera... attached 2 pics to show his personality.
    First time uploading from flickr... help if i did something wrong. :S

  • clicknlearn March 17, 2012 01:24 pm

    Here are few pics of my daughters. I've used sepia for few. I don't do much editing (still learning) apart from basic exposure/noise settings.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/78829732@N00/6842597006/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/78829732@N00/6988720589/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/78829732@N00/6842597580/

  • Adam Hagar March 17, 2012 01:13 pm

    A self-portrait I did as a homework assignment. Let me know what you think!

    http://flic.kr/p/bqE4mo

  • Jason St. Petersburg Photographer March 17, 2012 12:24 pm

    A professional pole dancer I processed in black & white using Silver Efex Pro 3, the antique portrait filter:

    https://digital-photography-school.com/27-beautiful-black-and-white-portraits

    Photograph made in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • Rachel Hope March 17, 2012 12:07 pm

    Playing with my new Lightroom

    http://takenmyway.blogspot.com/2012/03/beautiful-black-and-white.html

  • Angelia McLean March 17, 2012 11:10 am

    http://www.lensdiaries.com/social/albums/photo/view/album_id/493/photo_id/4827

  • Ken Manlangit March 17, 2012 10:18 am

    Here's one of my recent work.
    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7208/6984791819_7eab56d0c6_z.jpg

  • Reem Borhan March 17, 2012 10:17 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/blue_desert/5497182530/in/set-72157607015500999

  • Jey_K March 17, 2012 09:51 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/75264867@N03/6988375495/in/photostream

  • Scottc March 17, 2012 09:33 am

    Not "exactly" a portrait, a film noir shot taken for another project. I'm not much of a portrait photographer, something this project is actually designed to improve but time is lacking at the moment....

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/4557804773/

  • Seb March 17, 2012 08:22 am

    I like B&W processing for portraits.
    Here is a couple of pictures :

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/49749846@N07/5715868693
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/49749846@N07/5915801601

  • Frederic M March 17, 2012 08:01 am

    People in Love
    http://500px.com/photo/971421

  • Dale March 17, 2012 07:57 am

    My favorite B&W portrait.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dvandegriend/5152266496/in/set-72157625326836386
    and another favorite.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dvandegriend/5072183913/in/set-72157625142724504

  • Pawel Kedziora March 17, 2012 07:43 am

    I've never posted here, but this challenge was made for this photo taken by me:

    http://pawelkedziora.pl/priv/1.JPG

  • Cory March 17, 2012 07:34 am

    An image of my wife taken while on vacation in Bremen, Germany.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cspettite/6175610145/in/photostream

  • Lapusan Rares March 17, 2012 07:25 am

    Playing at the violin!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rareshica/6492046397/in/photostream

  • Tom O'Connor March 17, 2012 06:40 am

    Here's my favorite one of my daughter and her friend:

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p1005155694/e2bf48a50

  • Greg Maino March 17, 2012 06:35 am

    This is a shot of my father after his heart surgery to replace a defective valve - http://www.juskuz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/dadZipper.jpg

  • Karen March 17, 2012 06:32 am

    I may have made a mistake with my previous link as I am new to this. So here goes again. This is a shot of my friends daugher I took this week. I was inspired by Sue Bryce to try a boudoir style shot. I am trying to put a portfolio of work together during 2012.

  • Ilan March 17, 2012 06:22 am

    Cool... Just took one.

    Actually... I prefer to post another one. It's not a portrait per se, but I think the photo speaks for itself.
    The photo called Duet

    http://www.ilanbresler.com/2012/03/duet.html

  • Jose Naranjo March 17, 2012 06:22 am

    BW Portraiture plus leading lines.

    http://www.ntlux.com/shooting_around/e1a828116

  • Suvie March 17, 2012 05:59 am

    Ballerine by Suvi Oksanen

  • Jeff E Jensen March 17, 2012 05:45 am

    Ah, a good challenge. I'm shooting a newborn tomorrow, so I'll definitely have some new work to show for this. Meanwhile, here's some I shot a bit ago:

    http://jeffejensen.blogspot.com/2011/08/three-gangsters.html

  • AJBopp March 17, 2012 05:44 am

    Here's my favorite B&W portrait of mine.

    http://ajbopp.wordpress.com/portraits/#wpcom-carousel-2381

  • Wrenchead March 17, 2012 05:42 am

    A picture I took of my friend in traditional Indian attire.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/emonmitra/3238557075/

  • Wrenchead March 17, 2012 05:42 am

    An inn keeper in a remote himalayan village.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/emonmitra/6777024159/in/photostream

  • Michael Sauers March 17, 2012 05:38 am

    I love shooting people in black & white. I've tagged a few of my better ones in Flickr @ http://www.flickr.com/search/?ss=2&w=45082883%40N00&q=DPSBWPORTRAIT&m=tags