Past Meetup

Simple Beauty: An Introduction to Black & White Photography

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Alright! This is an event that you won't want to miss. Not only is it the Madrid Blogger Network's 2-Year's also the return of Felix Estrada! 🙌🏼

If you were lucky enough to attend Felix's presentations on how to take better photos, you know he's going to knock this one out of the park! This will be a two-part workshop and will require you to do a bit of homework before hand so we can have some live participation during the event.

Simple Beauty: An Introduction to Black & White Photography

Two-Part Workshop

Taking pictures helps you stop, focus, and see the beauty in the world around you.

Using your mobile phone, and using the basic tips presented in the workshop PDF, you will take black & white photos around the streets of Madrid, and you will practice capturing the simple beauty of everyday objects often overlooked in a busy city.

We will then critique and discuss these photos at our Saturday meet-up, reviewing what works and what doesn't work, and why. Emphasis will be placed on visual curiosity and attention to detail.

Like any art form, learning to see simple beauty is a lifelong process of discovery. Our sensitivity increases with time and practice, as does our sense of wonder and appreciation. And once we begin to see simple beauty, we see it everywhere.

Finally, taking black & white pictures helps us see the critical interplay that exists between art/beauty and design/structure, opposing forces working in harmony.

"Art lives in the tension between abstraction and description." –Philip Perkis

Felix Estrada is a photographer and art director. He has worked on a wide range of advertising and design projects for global fashion, luxury and beauty brands. He also teaches a postgraduate program on art direction at IED Madrid. Felix studied graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

**This event is for all levels, novices, experienced, and pros. You do not need to have a blog or a fancy camera to join.**

- 15:00 - 15:30: Mix and Mingling
- 15:30 - 15:45 - Intro to Madrid Blogger Network and the event
- 15:45- 17:00 - Presentation + Q&A
- 17:00 - 17:45 - Mix and Mingle some more!

La Piscine has been kind enough to provide us a space to hold our events for FREE after hours the past 1.5 years. This season we will require a 5€ attendance fee per person which will include 1 free drink.