Shot on OnePlus February: Black & White

  1. woSch
    Photography Expert Feb 1, 2021

    woSch , Feb 1, 2021 :

    Dear shutterbugs,

    I’m Wolfgang, one of the Photography Experts Team here in the OnePlus community.

    This month it is my turn to host the monthly contest thread because this month it is all about one of my favourite themes in photography
    Black & White

    Black & White, once upon a time...
    (this picture is a "Ferrotypie" from around 1900 and shows my Grandmother with her Parents)

    In the early days of photography the term "Black & White" did not exist, it was simply a picture, there was only silver and black (or silver coated copper, later then iron and black). Only when the three-layer color film was invented, the term Black & White was used.

    What is Black & White, many shades of gray between black and white and black and white of course.

    In photography it is not just the lack of color, color and colourfulness also influence the gray values which is particularly noticeable in contrast. In analog photography, filters in yellow, orange, red and green have always been used to increase contrasts for example with clouds in the sky to achieve a dramatic effect.

    Therefore, Black & White in digital photography is not simply "colorless" even today, it also always requires an influence on the gray values in order to influence the tone values, the color changes into the gray values. In this way, lights and shadows, contrasts, shapes and structures can be worked out through the use of light.

    The abstraction of colors into gray values is a great tool espacially in landscape, architecture and portrait photography to get different and eyecatching compositions. A good Black & White picture is not simply a good picture without color.

    So here in the contest we don't expect "monochrome" pictures but actually real "Black & White" pictures, no retro or sepia filters, the art lies in the emotional implementation of reality into gray values. You can find examples for your inspiration below - all ShotonOnePlus (5T/7pro/Kebab/8T).





    Industrie / Abandoned

    Have fun & NEVER SETTLE

    Contest Rules
    • 1 winner per week (1-7/8-14/15-21/22-28), 4 winners per month who all will receive the OnePlus Buds Z.
    • 3 pictures max. per post, 4 posts max. in the whole month
    • All pictures must follow the weekly changing conditions!!!
    • All pictures have to be taken within the current month, maximum is the last week of January!!!!
    • State the specific device/ editing software/ hardware (extra lenses)
    • OnePlus reserves the right to request original photo files before fulfilling prizes if plagiarism is suspected. The photos that can not be verified are disqualified.
    • Copyright infringement is strictly prohibited. Users who post pictures that were copied from the internet, or were not taken with an OnePlus device, get a code of conduct warning, plus a reply-ban for the contest for the actual plus the following two months.
    • Terms and Conditions applied.

    How Do We Select Winners?

    The pre-selection team
    consists of: @Bouncer71 , @cdnfarmer , @hennes , @otto2 , @script , @TibiTibi , and @woSch. We check all pictures of the contest, discuss, which we think are the best, and collect them in a separate thread. Then this group of experts, plus OnePlus staff members, go in a second round through that collection and nominate the 4 or 5 best pictures of the current week. Out of this elite the final weekly winning picture gets selected. It's really a long and careful process.

    Finally, the selected picture has to get checked! Therefore it's needed to contact the person that has posted the picture, ask him or her to send in the original uncompressed file, to get the EXIF data checked. Only after that final check the winning picture can be announced in the forum. And again, it's never settle.

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  2. otto2
    Photography Expert Feb 1, 2021

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    otto2 , Feb 1, 2021 :

    Hello dear shutterbugs. This month is a very special one- vaccination has begun in the first countries, new products are near and we have a new contest.

    My name is Otto , and this month I am here to show you how to get B & W pictures for our new monthly contest for February 2021.
    How to get B&W pictures?
    Experienced users already know, how to get there- for new users in this special level I have prepared some short screen videos.

    B/ W filters on the 8 Pro:

    Using the Oneplus gallery app:

    Using YaImCo ( Newest version by @hennes
    - recommended, since you can compress the pictures at same time to get best display quality in this forum .

    If you got any questions to the videos, feel free to contact me via DM.

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  3. script
    Moderator Moderator Feb 2, 2021

    Stickied Post
    script , Feb 2, 2021 :
    At the moment there are the same conditions for the whole month. In some months we may have 4 separate themes, so the sub theme would change weekly.

    Thx for the reminder.

  4. Eric X.
    Community Intern Staff Member Feb 19, 2021 at 3:58 AM

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    Eric X. , Feb 19, 2021 at 3:58 AM :
    Winner of the First Week
    By @flicks.nt
    Name of photo - Into the Dawn of Mountain
    Device used - Oneplus 7Pro
    Editing software - Adobe Lightroom

    Winner of the Second Week
    By @NaiK9
    Photo name -The Mountain
    Device used - OnePlus Nord
    Editing software- snapseed

    Winner of the Third Week
    By @Thenickclicks
    Photo name - Bike Rider
    Device Used - OnePlus Nord
    Editing software - Lightroom
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 25, 2021 at 8:04 AM

  5. script
    Moderator Moderator Feb 1, 2021

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    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 1, 2021

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    Eclair Feb 1, 2021

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    Moderator Moderator Feb 1, 2021

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    Froyo Feb 1, 2021

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    Eclair Feb 1, 2021

    Jahnavi.Taak , via OnePlus Nord , Feb 1, 2021 :
    As one comment mentioned in the details , last week of January us maximum. Can you please clarify me on this. But confused! Thank you.

  14. Masum Aliyani
    Froyo Feb 1, 2021

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    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 1, 2021

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    Froyo Feb 1, 2021

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  17. sumitMZ007
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 1, 2021

    sumitMZ007 , via OnePlus 6 , Feb 1, 2021 :
    Black and white is tricky one!
    story behind the shot: just yesterday on 31 jan we visited this temple in Maharashtra! it's built in devotion of a great sage and it's said that the sage took samadhi ( live burial ) or in spiritual Sence total self-collectedness and the place where his shelter was ,now there is one water source and water is still present there even after 500 years and never runs out of water even though many do take water on daily basis! it's water is sweet in taste and many says that water keeps on increasing and touches the base of temple on date of samadhi of that sage and goes back to set level automatically! my great grandmother (heard from my mother) use to go there and she use to tell this same thing and it's true till date and when you visit there,you start to believe and experience it! said:
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  18. script
    Moderator Moderator Feb 1, 2021

    script , Feb 1, 2021 :
    Last week of Jan is ok.

  19. Jahnavi.Taak
    Eclair Feb 1, 2021

  20. bhaumikbheda
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 1, 2021

  21. vinodvijayan
    Gingerbread Feb 1, 2021

  22. blueskywhale
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 1, 2021

    blueskywhale , via OnePlus 5T , Feb 1, 2021 :
    @woSch Great theme for the month and thanks for bringing the theme which can bring out the emotion and essence of photography. Good luck to all ✌️
    Ps :: Hope no one will post colour photos without reading the instructions and minding the theme 🙏