Black and white minimalism, daguerreotypes, submerged flowers and more…

Today we have an eclectic collection of inspiration. The black and white minimalist photography awards gives us some beautiful compositions, learn how to capture your own stunning black and whites, also be inspired by flower photography and dissect the 6 tips for taking beautiful portraits outside.

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Capture stunning black and white images with this course – If you are looking to take striking black and white photographs like the ones below, then take a look at the Better Black and White Guide. This course will teach you everything you need to know about identifying what will make a great black and white photograph, and controlling tone and contrast to get the images you want. 

three gray kingfisher birds
Photo by Glen Carrie

Surreal sights in the Black and White Minimalist Photography Awards – For inspiration, take a look at the Black and White Minimalist Photography award winners here. Surreal architectural abstractions, desolate compositions, and thought provoking pieces from this contest is a reminder of the power of minimalism.

Morsiple Messages: A Daguerreotype Multiple Exposure Method – For something different, but intriguing, see how this photographer was inspired by the momentous meeting of Louis Daguerre and Samuel Morse. Here, via multiple exposures he captures images of the sun resembling Morse-code through the daguerreotype medium.

White ribs in a facade against a white sky
Photo by Luca Bravo

Real Flowers Submerged Underwater Blur the Line Between Photo and Painting – For more inspiration, take a look at these photographs of flowers. The affect is achieved by submerging the blooms underwater. This gives the flowers a surreal, almost dream-like quality.

Six outdoor portrait tips from six photographers: The Photography Show Q&A – In this piece you will get 6 top tips from professional outdoor portrait specialists . If you photograph outdoor people pictures and are looking for advice then take a look at these tips from the pros.

Feeris wheel at daytime
Photo by Bruno Abatti

The best camera rumours of 2021 – Always fun to see what eventuates through the year, here is an overview of the best camera rumours for 2021. We've definitely seen a shift in the camera market with DSLRs making way for mirrorless cameras. Here are the top rumours including those hinted at from Canon and Nikon.

Getting Landscapes Sharp: Hyperfocal Distances and Aperture Selection – In this article, sharpness is front and centre (pun intended). If you want to capture consistently sharp landscape photos, then you'll want to master depth of field and hyperfocal distance. This article gives a useful guide to learn how to master depth of field and hyperfocal distance so you can achieve perfect front-to-back sharpness