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Get Back: Creating Black and White Photographs

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When asked to name a favorite photographer, many people identify Ansel Adams, Richard Avedon, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helen Levit, Sally Mann, Irving Penn or Edward Weston. The common denominator: All created powerful imagery in black and white. With digital photography, the photographer first sees color on the camera’s LCD screen, then on a computer screen while editing the photograph, and then on the web when the photographer shares the image. However, there are dozens of ways to convert the file from a color to a black and white image, often increasing its power by stripping away color. This study group will examine several areas: digital workflow; what kind of images work “better” in black and white than in color; and various techniques for converting images to black and white, with an examination of the pros and cons of each. Along the way, the group will touch on the historical aspects of black and white photography, as well as compositional techniques.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Jack Siegel2.Susan Reyman 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
7/12/2018 - 8/2/2018 Weekly - Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Susan Reyman  ; Jack Siegel  ClassRoom