February 14

Black & White Photography Contest FINALISTS

Announcing our FINALISTS: Black & White Photography

We’re thrilled to be announcing the finalists for our Black & White ALUMNI Photography Contest!

Check out our top 15 AMAZING entries below!


Shot by Dan Ross:

Up close and personal with exotic bark at the Calgary Zoo
1/160 sec at f 8.0, 200 mm, ISO 200 Sony A65


Shot by Dan Ross:

Cannon Beach
1/320 sec at f13, 18 mm, ISO 100 Sony A65


Shot by Jennifer Lynn:

This was taken in Bragg Creek at the very end of a family photo shoot. This little beauty was nine months old and did great despite the cool weather. As we were walking back to the car she fell asleep while her dad was carrying her and created the perfect opportunity to capture those beautiful long lashes.


Shot by Justin Legault.

“Balloon Rabbit (Koons)”
Taken in June 2017 visiting the Broad Art Museum in Los Angeles.
Nikon D3400, 55mm, f/5.6, ISO-800, 1/100


Shot by Lysle Barmby.

Bankers Hall.


Shot by Marni Stokoe.

This black and white shot of the wonderland sculpture downtown is my favourite black and white shot I have taken! The detail came through so well. This shot was taken during the night photography class I took with James! I was set up directly under the head with my camera pointed straight upwards.


Shot by Marnie Shields.

My first in home new born session – Canon Rebel T3i, 50mm prime, f1.8, ISO 100.


Shot by Michelle Sortland of Watch Me Grow Photography.

This image was during a family newborn session, I used an old round dog bed (yes an old dog bed) Using a thick layer of blankets and two fur throws on top to create a nice “well” for bub to sink in all cozy. Using a stretchy wrap to keep him curled (and hide the diaper), adding a mini teddy completes the “cozy and tucked in” feel. This guys skin was so perfect I knew black and white would be perfect for his images.

Canon 6D
Sigma Art 24mm
1/125, f4.5, ISO 100
strobes setup on right and left at lowest setting. Right side with a grid to help with the shadows


Shot by Pam Wensrich.

This was my first shoot with a new Canon 50mm f1.4 I bought this summer. My teenaged son was being very patient as my test subject, but the look in his eyes shows he was just about done. I like that the sentiment comes through in this shot. The natural light source was from a window to the front and left side. I used a small reflector on the right side.


Shot by Rebecca Moore.

Shot with my Sony 50mm f1.8 lens and Sony A7RII. The two city shots were taken in Times Square New York City October 2017, and the first one was shot during the studio course with Glynnis with the same lens and camera.


Shot by Suzanne Adams-Hird.

Photo taken this year, standing under the Hanalei Pier, on the island of Kauai. ISO 800 f/5.6 1/320.


Shot by Suzanne Adams-Hird.

The first photo I took on the streets of Amsterdam at the end of October. I had attended a seminar on Street Photography and been tasked with not taking the same old pictures of Amsterdam! ISO 200 f/7.1 1/250


Shot by Tamara Grigor.

“My heart is tuned to the quietness that the stillness of nature inspires” ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan
1/100 f/10 ISO 80

While we were driving by Flathead Lake near Polson, Montana, this stunning scene was all around us. A thick fog was in the air and it covered the little town. As we drove by the lake I asked my husband to pull over so that I could capture this scene. It’s not a common one for a lake. Behind all that thick fog on the other side of the lake is a mountain with lots of trees. It was a complete white out, and completely breathtaking. Changed to Black and White in Lightroom.


Shot by Tina Quinn.

Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris



Shot by Tina Quinn.

Le Louvre


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