Back in July, we asked our members to show off their travel photography, but in our most recent challenge, we encouraged our artists to try their hand at black and white photography—not an easy task! By eliminating the use of color, we knew we would limit the number of entries we received and boy was it worth it. The image you see above is the winning image, captured and created by Gregory Van Gansen. (View the full image here.) Congrats Gregory on winning our latest Member Challenge!

Let’s not forget our second place photo, taken by Alan Brandon. You can see his image below.

The following three photos are honorable mentions—we saw these black and white beauties and knew they needed to be recognized as well. From top to bottom, these are the names of the creators of these photographs: Gerry Pless, Marcia Fasy, and Teresa Letkiewicz.  Keep up the good work!

Thanks to everyone who participated and make sure to check back on September 21, 2018 to find out what Member Challenge 24 will be!

Want to learn more about black and white photography? Check out our classes—we have 5 different classes that’ll teach you the secret to black and white photography.