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Lets do noir photography!

What is noir photography?

Do you remember those fabulous films made in the 1940’s? They used dramatic lighting with huge shadows and everything looked mysterious.

Get inspired with Noir; a genre known for swirling cigarette smoke, blazing guns, a seductive femme fatale, and the dark streets…

If you love photography but you feel… Too busy, tired, unmotivated, or uninspired to pick up your camera, join our #NoirForever photo challenge!

There is a large community of noir photographers, and we at 50andrising love this photo genre.  We share our noir forever photos monthly and would love to see what you are doing.

Discover new ways to be inspired through black and white photography, and over the course of the challenge, curate a portfolio of unique images influenced by Noir books and films.

You will be amazed at how you can tell incredible stories with just one image.

Noir photo of person in silhouette, gritty lighting, self-portrait of photographer at a door.

Need photo tips?

Follow @50andrising for ideas!

Post on the last Friday of every month with the tag #NoirForever 

Where can I get Noir photo Inspirations?

Choose a new or old noir movie. It can be a black and white movie such as Double Indemnity or a contemporary mystery film.


Choose a book to inspire you.

Photograph at night

Look for places that remind you of a movie or a book scene.

You can re-create a scene if you wish. Don’t forget to do some self-portraits.

Safety First

Go to safe areas.

Take a friend.

You can photograph at home if you don’t feel safe going out alone.

Post your photograph on Instagram on the Last Friday of the Month.

Use the hashtag   #NoirForever

That’s it!

I look forward to seeing your photos on the last Friday of every month!

Get inspired by other photographers

The secrets of noir photography

20 Grity examples of noir photography


Updated June 4, 2024

Marguerite Beaty, Blogger, Photographer & Artist

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One Response

  1. I have a black and white photo for #NoirForever
    but don’t know if 1) I should post it on my instagram
    SKWFoto and call it #NoirForever
    or 2) should I post it on 50andRising and call it #NoirForever
    obrigates Shauna

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