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Website of the Week.

I found an old book in a second hand bookshop called The Art of Black and White Photography by  John Garrett. The book was first published in 1990, so of course it was film based, but it gave a fantastic insight into monochrome and many of the techniques are directly transferable to digital. Garrett does some great work and it can be seen on his website john-garrett.co.uk/.

This photo I took and developed by adopting and adapting ideas from Garrett’s book.

Gull on the Hull

Gull on the Hull


  1. Tammy says:

    I bookmarked his site so I can spend some time looking later! I love the tones in your image, but what I love most is the dramatic contrast between dark and light

  2. bfcphotos says:

    I haven’t read the book, but your B&W shot has a wide range of tonalities. Was that one of the lessons?

  3. storki says:

    Really great black & white shot Ivor and thank you for bringing John Garrett to our attention!

  4. PC PHOTO says:

    Well done, I love the black blacks you obtained.

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