Urban Black and White

"You don't take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams

Film photography rules when it comes to creating outstanding B&W images but you can still get amazing results from the digital format. Black and White photography is all about tone and texture as well as quality of light, patterns and lines. This meetup will feature an urban excursion as well as a discussion on maximizing your results when creating a B&W image using the digital format.

Photo: Chris Ogden

The Walk-about

We will meet at the ING Direct Cafe boardroom at 10am, Saturday, March 15th. Meetup starts officially at 10:15 sharp! We'll spend approximately 45 minutes in the boardroom discussing tips and tricks for Free Capturing urban B&W images as well as tips for post production. 

***Please note: the content will be geared towards beginner-amateur photographers.*** 

We'll finish up around 1 pm with an optional post meetup hangout for a beverage and a snack (location TBA). 

Photo: Ronald Campbell

The Aim

The function of the group is to learn and practice the techniques of photography. This involves learning photography not only from your guides but also by sharing knowledge with your group-mates. The intention is also to organize and get to know new people. The attendant size of the meets will be small so participants can have the opportunity to get to know all their group-mates and spend time with a guide. If you select to attend a meet and then cannot make it, please be courteous to others in the group and change your RSVP status as soon as possible to allow others who might be on the waiting list the chance to participate.

Photo: Sharon Wish

The Après-Meet

Please feel comfortable in posting your photographs and advising others; critical appraisal is helpful. What will also be appreciated are ratings and, especially, comments to individual meets and the group dynamic as a whole. This is important because it will ultimately add value to our meetings and improve our experience.

Photo: Ray Liu

Please RSVP with consideration. See you at the event!

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  • Neil L.

    Just gotta say - sorry I missed it. And not sure if because of or in spite of the weather... the photo gallery is spectacular!!! Not a fail amongst the offerings! Great shooting all!

    March 22

    • Doris F.

      Thanks for comments, Neil! Hopefully, we'll have another dedicated B&W shoot soon. :)

      March 22

  • Greg L.

    Thanks for organizing it Kris. The presentation was good to get in the mood. Nice to meet you as well.

    2 · March 16

  • Kris M.

    Great to see all that attended. Thanks for helping make another successful meetup event with VCFCP!

    March 16

  • Janet

    I couldn't figure out how I missed this one until I remembered the sign up was much later than the invite. I'll need to be better organized for the next one.

    March 15

  • Pamela B.

    Excellent Kris did a great job offering the talk before the walk.

    March 15

  • MyRestlessDream

    I really enjoyed the event. The powerpoint and the discussion just before starting were very helpful to place my mind in the "black and white vision". I really like it so thank you a lot !!!! Hope to see you next time :)

    March 15

  • sharon

    That was great Kris...the presentation was really informative and the shoot was a blast! Cheers and thank you!

    March 15

  • Dionysios

    Good presentation and nice saturated day for photographs. Thank you Kris!

    March 15

  • John M.

    A good day. I enjoyed your presentation Kris. Thanks

    March 15

  • John M.

    I'm going to wrap it up for the day as well. Thanks Kris, see everyone next time.

    March 15

  • Chris*

    Okay...I just tapped out. The rain, cold, and wind just became too much. Thank you very much for organizing, Kris!!! =)

    March 15

  • Kris M.

    I've reopened RSVP for anyone who'd like a spot and can make it last minute.

    March 15

  • Jessica C.

    Sorry I am sick. Have to skip.

    March 15

  • Dionysios

    Good morning folks. Let not a little rain deter us from photography; thankfully there are ziplock bags, umbrellas, tuques, awnings and vestibules. See y'all there.

    March 15

    • sharon

      Bring it on (or not) :)

      March 15

  • Chris*

    Is this a rain or shine event?...it's expected to rain on Saturday!...and only on Saturday!! =(

    March 12

    • Doris F.

      From past meet-ups I know that we go ahead, rain or shine. Zip lock bags and an umbrella will be useful. I am starting to quite like shooting in the rain...

      March 12

    • Kris M.

      Hi Chris, rain or shine it's a go.

      March 12

  • Chris*

    First photo meet up of the year and what a great one to kick off the year with!! =)

    March 10

    • Chris*

      I meant to say to "...kick off my year with!" =)

      March 12

    • Doris F.

      And the first dedicated digital black and white shoot for me ... should be great!

      March 12

  • sharon

    Looking forward to this Kris...it will be fun!

    March 10

    • Dionysios

      Yes! B&W is always a fun idea!

      March 10

  • Kris M.

    RSVP opens at 7PM on Monday, March 10th.

    February 20

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