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Black & White Photography Workshop

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  • Loren's Office

    52 W. Main St. Third Floor, Somerville, NJ (map)

    40.563004 -74.610840

  • Consistently making a beau

    tiful Black & White photo requires more than just clicking a button in your computer or making a menu selection in your camera. It is a thought process from inception to output of your final image.

    Join me, professional photographer Loren Fisher, to learn how to adjust your perception and learn how to visualize a monochrome scene.

    I probably shot 7,000 rolls of Black & White film before shooting 100 rolls of color back in the day as a newspaper photographer. I still see and think Black & White and then my mind adds color to the scene, which is why many of my images have a strong graphic component.

    Whether you are photographing people, landscapes or cityscapes, knowing how to look for shape, form, contrast, texture and pattern within a strong composition is what makes for exciting Black & White images.

    We will start with a two-hour classroom session where we will go over the principles of Black & White photography and get you thinking monochrome. Then we will get out and shoot at a couple of locations that are well suited to Black & White images. I’ll be looking over your shoulder as you shoot, offering tips for better composition. In the afternoon we will be back in the classroom to learn about converting photos in Lightroom using photos you made in the morning. We will also have a gentle critique of the photos you shot so you’ll know what you did right and what you need to work on in the future.

    Some of the things you will learn:

    How to think monochrome and what that means.How to use texture, pattern, lines, shape and form as essential elements to good Black & White photographs.Simple lighting and conversion techniques that can make faces glow or feel ominous and give your Black & White portraits a ton of impact.How to use light and shadow to enhance your Black & White photosHow exposure differs when thinking about Black & White vs. color.That not all scenes are suitable for Black & White and how to avoid certain color combinations don’t have enough contrast or distinction between shades.

    This workshop is limited to 10 people to assure you get plenty of personal attention.

    Saturday, April 1,  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Location: Loren’s Office, 52 W. Main St., Somerville, NJ
    Number of participants: Limited to 10

    $219 Regular registration
    $189 early registration by March 1
    $179 if you have taken a previous workshop with Loren Fisher

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