Cole Thompson – Why Black and White?

1 2006 5 20 The Angel Gabriel Final 12 4 2011

In 75 minutes Cole will attempt to convert the most diehard color photographers to black and white. He will be showing images from each of his portfolios, interspersed with his photographic philosophies, including:

  • Why you shouldn’t listen to other’s advice.
  • Photographic Celibacy.
  • Capture Vs Creating
  • Ansel’s Already done Ansel
  • Simplify
  • Equipment is not nearly as important as you think
  • Don’t compare your work to others
  • What photographic rules you should follow
  • To create great images you must go to great locations…
  • Cole’s Rule of Thirds

And most importantly (even more important than black and white), he will be discussing what he believes is the most essential ingredient to a great image: your Vision.


Cole Thompson is uniquely unqualified to speak on photography:

I don’t have a degree in art or photography, I’ve never taken a class or workshop, I’ve never worked as a photographer, I have no gallery representation and I’m not a Canon Explorer of Light.

Do I have any qualifications? Yes, my images…nothing else matters!

Visit Cole’s Website

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5 thoughts on “Cole Thompson – Why Black and White?”

  1. I am so sad I missed this opportunity to hear you speak again! Just opening your email. I know you blew everyone away with your knowledge and thoughts! Hoping it’s a video so I can watch! Thank you Cole for sharing!

      1. I have been going through the web site but can’t find a link to the actual presentation. Please include a link.

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