There’s something awesome about portraits captured on black & white film. With color out of the equation, monochrome tones highlight what’s most important: the person – their expression, their distinct features, and emotion. We always enjoy seeing your black & white captures. For that reason, we are excited to announce our next film photography contest
November 8 update
The “B&W Portraiture” contest images have been selected and Facebook & Instagram likes have been tallied. Here are the winners;
1st place 3,046 combined likes, John Carleton’s “Dreaming” photo of his daughter on Across 100 and taken with Pentax 6×7!
2nd place with 1,273 likes, Olivia Hutcherson’s “A coming of age.” portrait of her father, captured on her trusty Canon AE-1 with Kodak Tri-X 400tx.
3rd place with 1,236 combined likes, Matt Allen’s Mural portrait, shot on a medium format Bronica ETRS with Kodak Tri-X 400.
Thank you all for your beautiful submissions and meaningful captions! With 13,319 total finalist likes, this was our best contest to date – they just keep getting better! If you didn’t win this time, there’s always our next contest which will be announced in the coming week!
To enter, tag your photo with the #TheDarkroomLab_BWportrait, explain the photo well in the caption, tell us the film type, the camera used, and where you got it developed (hopefully The Darkroom!). Deadline for submission is October 31, 2017. Remember, it has to be black & white film and it has to be a portrait. We can’t wait to see your entries. Until then, good luck!
This contest will run September 10 through October 31 , 2017.
For a chance to win one many great film cameras from our Camera Bar all you have to do is post one of your film photos on our Facebook wall or on your Instagram. Be sure to tag us, use the #TheDarkroomLab_BWportrait, explain the photo well in the caption, and tell us the film type, camera used, and where you got it developed (hopefully The Darkroom!). *You are limited to one submission. If multiple photos are posted we will only consider the first submission. This contest is a U.S. only contest*
1. Upload your FILM photographs to our Facebook wall or post to your Instagram page. Be sure to tag us and use the #TheDarkroomLab_BWportrait hashtag.
**Please note that our Facebook wall is private so you wont see your post on our wall but you can see it in the “Visitor Posts” section.**
2. Caption it – In the caption, tell us about the photo, where you’re from, the film and camera that captured it, and tag #TheDarkroomLab_World.
Contest Ends – October 31, 2017
Our staff will pick up to 12 images from photo submissions and those finalists will be posted on Facebook and Instagram for all to like. The photo that receives the most combined likes will be the contest winner. Contest is for film images only. Judging criteria will be based on subject matter, descriptive caption/photo details, composition and overall quality in adherence with the theme. Photos submission can be used on The Darkroom website or contest promotions, and credit will be given to photographers where appropriate. By entering, you are warranting that you own full rights to the photo, and you indemnify and hold The Darkroom harmless from any claims to the contrary. The Darkroom reserves the right to modify the rules of this contest should it be deemed necessary for clarification or other purposes. By submitting your photo to the contest, you are agreeing to these terms.