Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best Black & White images in the All Things Black And White Photo Contest with chances to win a Canon 5D MK III and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Tim Walden for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Tim took over Walden’s Photography from his father in 1980, taking the studio in an entirely different direction when he developed the Walden trademark “Relationship” Black and White Fine Art portraiture. Today, he and his wife Beverly run a high-end studio, providing beautifully crafted images for their clients as well as traveling the world teaching and sharing with other photographers.

People's Choice

Grand Jury Winner

"This image really takes you to this place in a very special way. It shows you what the eyes can’t see by the unique angle and lens selection along with the exposure, providing a very powerful image. The qualities of this image, as a black and white photograph, are magnificent with its rich blacks, deep in tone, but filled with detail that you see as you study the image. The leading line from the left side takes us right to the middle of this image and the soft, light tones hold us there. This is truly a stunning image." - Tim Walden

Runner Up

"There is no doubt  as to where the maker wants your attention to be as you look at this image. The lighting and the beauty of this subject takes you directly to her face, and her eyes and expression keeps you there. However, there is more to this image. The maker used the concept of mimicking strong, vertical lines with her face, her hands and her hair all repeating verticals, creating a strong and effective composition. The deep tones of her hair and shoulder keep you focused on her face and they are filled with detail. A very impressive black and white portrait." - Tim Walden

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"This image will absolutely sneak up on you. It pulls you in with a quite peacefulness of the building contrasted by threatening skies. It has a wonderful soft and gentle mood that holds you and it does all of this without missing a beat technically. The composition is perfect and the eye goes exactly where the artist planned with the deep surroundings and the gentle white building, all while holding great detail and drama in the dark areas and all the subtle tones of the white church." - Tim Walden

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"This image is an amazing show of design and emotion. The symmetry  of the lines leading out towards the horizon provide us a feeling of infinity. Yet, putting an empty white chair in this image of dark infinity is somehow haunting. It is design and composition at its best. This is the type of image that will speak many different stories to many different people." - Tim Walden

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"It a high tech world, we often miss the scenes that bring such peace for the moment or two as you sit in front of them. They are quite and have depth to them. Capturing them in a way that has all the technical qualities and high standards of a great black & white and holding the viewer there, in that place, letting them both enjoy and imagine, is not easy. This image does just that." - Tim Walden

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"So many tones and beautiful tonal gradation throughout this image are handled so beautifully. The thing I love about this image is the dynamic contrast of a quite and restful location against the power and movement of a night sky which is placed beautifully in this scene. Well played!" - Tim Walden

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