Images in black & white reveal beauty hiding in plain sight.

What is truly important becomes clear without the distraction of color.

Let’s look at how using the example of a flower.


What is the essence of a flower?

How do you know what type of flower this is if you can’t see its color?

Does the flower’s shape or size inform you?

Could the answer lie in how many petals a flower has?

Or perhaps the texture of the petals gives you a clue?

Let the answers to these and other questions guide you toward the photos you might take to show the essence of a flower.

How do you see the essence?

The simplest way is to look at your subjects in black & white. Then you cannot be distracted by colors.

Seeing in black & white easily reveals the essence of your subject.

It helps you simplify your compositions and to see light and contrast.

Learn how in Beautiful Black & White using any digital camera, even your phone.



Discover the freedom of in-camera black & white

The black & white images shown here were all captured 100% in-camera.

No post-processing required!


Explore new creative paths

In Beautiful Black & White  you’ll learn how to see captivating black & white images all around you.

Take your creativity in an exciting direction.

Discover the joy of black & white photography and start finding beauty everywhere!


What Bryan says about instructor Brit Hammer

In a previous newsletter Bryan wrote this:

“I rarely speak out with this level of enthusiasm for any of our instructors because ALL of our instructors are equally great in teaching their individual craft, so why have I chosen to call attention to one of our instructors Brit Hammer? Simply because of Brit’s ability to transform each of her students’ vision from good to great consistently, time and time again; in part because of her insightful lessons, but I can say unequivocally that Brit’s greatest strength is her in-depth and disarming critique style of each student’s weekly assignments.

This is the most often comment I receive from BPSOP students: ‘Brit’s critiques were the greatest value in this course. The assignments were great, BUT the critiques were by far the most valuable!’

If you have yet to take a class from Brit, consider [this] the best opportunity to grow your photography in ways you have perhaps never imagined!” — Bryan F Peterson




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** No post processing skills necessary for any of Brit’s courses **



Brit Hammer is an international award-winning photographer, bestselling author, and a celebrated artist whose work is aptly described as fresh and optimistic.

Brit’s students love her intuitive eye, patience, enthusiasm and holistic nurturing because the results are unbelievably incredible and inspiring student growth.

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“There are great photographers and great teachers, but it is rare to find a great photographer who’s also a wonderful instructor; Brit embodies that rare combination.” — Tennessee Rick Elliot