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13-inch Epson SureColor P600 photo printer promises better black and white


 
 

Can't get enough of black and white photography, but find it hard to recreate in print what you see on the screen? If so, you're the target customer for Epson's latest photo printer, the just-announced SureColor P600. Among the many features of this capable 13-inch model, Epson is focusing on its black and white...

Ilford opens lab in U.S., will start processing your film by mail

 
 

While the world may seem stacked against film photographers, every now and then there's a glimmer of good news. The folks at Ilford, makers of black-and-white film and papers, have opened up a lab in California, and will turn their expertise to developing and printing your film for you.

While the lab will print color...

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Damon Winter wins Leica-sponsored i-shot-it.com photo contest

 
 

It hardly seems fair but Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times photographer Damon Winter beat out nearly 2000 entries from amateur and professional photographers alike to win the Leica-sponsored 2013 i-shot-it.com black-and-white photo competition. The 38-year-old Winter, who is based in Brooklyn, wins the US $20,090...

Watch a fascinating BBC documentary on street photographer Vivian Maier on YouTube

 
 

We've written about the dueling documentaries on street photographer Vivian Meir and her lost images previously and now here's your chance to watch one of these movies via YouTube.

The BBC documentary, titled "Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures?," originally aired on BBC One's "imagine…" series last week and is...

A Colorful Encounter: When William Eggleston met Henri Cartier-Bresson

 
 

Though he's a bit on the reclusive side, 73-year-old American photographer William Eggleston sat down for a short interview a few years ago with actress Drew Barrymore (yes, that Drew Barrymore) to discuss his work and his distinctive approach to photography.

Now, there are some who have called Eggleston the "world's...

BBC to air fascinating documentary on the lost photos of street photographer Vivian Maier

 
 

There's something universally appealing about an undiscovered artist finally getting their place in the sun. In the case of Vivian Maier, a virtually unknown street photographer whose stirring, black-and-white work was discovered in a storage locker only a few years before her death in 2009, her story has inspired not...

Hengki Koentjoro’s dreamy, black-and-white underwater photos capture the mysteries of the deep

 
 

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro spends hours underwater armed with a digital SLR and a pair of flippers but his love of photography began on land with the spectacular American vistas captured by Ansel Adams.

"Ansel Adams is an inspiration for me," Koentjoro has said. "I’ve been studying and learning his...

Dennis Stock’s classic photos of James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and others on display

 
 

Dennis Stock's classic, black-and-white photos documenting the "The Golden Age of Hollywood," are getting a well-deserved showcase in a new retrospective exhibition. Called, simply, "Dennis Stock Photographs," the images are on display at the Milk Gallery in New York City until April 17th.

A Magnum photographer for...

Fujifilm prepares for double-digit film price hike


If you're still shooting some or all of your photos on silver halide film, now would be a good time to stock up. The explosion of digital photography over the last decade and change has brought many benefits, but for film lovers -- and the companies who supply their beloved medium -- it's also created a rather difficult situation. The...

Ansel Adams’ former assistant talks about working with the master in new video

 
 

Anyone who's an Ansel Adams fan is going to want to set aside an hour or so to watch this insightful video (below). Entitled "Looking at Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man," it's an educational discussion led by Andrea Stillman who worked for Adams as his assistant at his home studio in Carmel, CA, beginning in...

Iranian photographer’s minimalist black-and-white images are starkly poetic

 
 

Looking at the starkly poetic black-and-white images of Iranian photographer Hossein Zare is like entering another world. It's a minimalist world composed of simple black lines intersecting with quadrants of negative white space.

And it's a loosely populated world, sometimes occupied by a lone person walking stoically...

Haunting, black-and-white self-portraits by young Hungarian artist mesmerize Flickr fans

 
 

Noell S. Oszvald does not want to be called a photographer, claiming she's "not yet one" in a message to Imaging Resource when we contacted her about her work. While the 22-year-old, Hungarian artist is, perhaps, being modest, the reaction to her surreal, black-and-white self-portrait photos has not been.

After...

AMC releases gorgeous black-and-white promo photos for Season 6 of Mad Men

 
 

We post quite a few interesting vintage photos here on the IR News Feed, but here's a set that are vintage in style only. These gorgeous, black-and-white shots were released by the AMC channel to promote the upcoming sixth season of its popular show, "Mad Men."

The show, which is (usually) in color, focuses on the...

“We Never Look Up” blog features beautiful black-and-white images of the tech obsessed

 
 

Have you ever been so engrossed with the blips of information scrolling across your smartphone you've accidentally walked into a tree or a signpost? Have you ever accidentally walked into another person?

If you have serious texting "issues" like these, you might want to check out a tumblr blog called "We Never Look...

Color vs. black-and-white: Photography debate stirred by new Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibition

 
 
 
 

A new gallery exhibition at Somerset House in London that runs through January 27, 2013, bears the provocative title "Cartier-Bresson, A Question of Colour." The show presents 15 rarely seen black-and-white photos by famed French photographer Henri...

Is it color or black-and-white? Video artist shows that it’s all just shades of grey

 
 

Here's an oddly mesmerizing "black & white" video, which is not a black & white video at all. Video artist Eran Amir painted an entire room, including himself, in shades of grey and then shot video of the scene in color.

The real-life color of the scene is cleverly revealed over the length of the two-minute clip.
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Time to start hoarding: Kodak discontinues T-MAX P3200 film


 
 

For a generation of photographers brought up on digital, this news may not mean a lot. For those of us who remember the days when strips of plastic coated with silver halide was where it was at, though, news of another discontinued Kodak product may well inspire a moment's reflection. The latest icon on Kodak's...

Hundreds of lost Ansel Adams photo prints found at UC Berkeley

 
 

Talk about a photographic treasure trove! Over 600 signed prints by legendary American photographer Ansel Adams have been discovered in a box at the University of California's Berkeley campus.

The prints -- totalling 605 in number -- were part of a project Adams had been hired for in the 1960s, which involved...

Five Tips For Making Great Black & White Photographs

Scottscorvette-logoRich Harrington and I discussed this the other day and I thought it would make a good post. There are many things that I learned about black & white photography back in the day when we used film: black-and-white film, that is. Some of them translate to digital and some don’t.

For those of you who want to work in black & white, here are a few tips.

1. Capture as much data as...