I’ve been an amateur photographer since college. Back in those days, it was me with my 35mm SLR camera and rolls of Black & white film. I had a small darkroom and learned to develop and print my own photos. Somewhere in the attic is a box with what’s left of those photos. There’s something about the contrast and shades of gray that have always enticed my eye.
Now we live in a digital world, but my love of black and white photography is still there. Smartphones have taken a lot of the guesswork out of taking great pictures but composition can still be important. Please grab a glass of wine or whatever your pleasure is and enjoy my black & white gallery crawl. All photos were taken with iPhones using available light. Below there is a quick tutorial on how to take better iPhone photos. I just happen to an Apple fan but your smartphone of choice will net you amazing results as well. Now point, click, and enjoy!