Start making stunning black-and-white images

I have to confess to you — I’m an ambivalent photography lover. My love for color knows few bounds (unless we’re talking oversaturated images or horribly processed HDR). Color dazzles the eyes, prompts emotions, inspires. And yet, my heart splits in two when we turn toward black-and-white photography. Not just any black-and-white photography. I’m talking breathtaking, dramatic, glossy black-and-whites, the kind a master of the medium can make. To me, great black-and-white photography requires an artist’s touch, a deft use...