This 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.

Further Reading on Black and White Photography

5 Black and White Photography Tips

Key Ingredients for Black and White Images

Tips for Black and White Photography

What Subjects are Good for Black and White Photography

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Black and White Portraits: Weekly Photography Challenge