Black and White images provide viewers with an image of timelessness with a journalistic feel. An image is a window that opens viewers eyes to the moments we as photographers capture and experience.
How we present that moment, or a series of moments, is the photographers responsibility to tell the story, evoke a feeling, and provide viewers with information about the subject.
Knowing how to capture images with those three ideas in mind requires a whole thought process and spontaneity from the photographer to become second nature to be able to react with camera in hand.
Our tools are a part of us, and as image makers, just like our eyes are a part of us, so are our cameras. Black and white images capture our attention because color must be imagined on a subliminal level.
Black and White imagery tells story as an images must stand on it's own, allowing the inherent drama to unfold while opening the windows to our experiences or stories. Our most famous photographers have captured the beauty in black and white imaging.
In this workshop we get in the digital and technological aspects of black and white, tonal values of black and white and the psychological aspects of perception in black and white.
Workshops discuss digital capture, hands on in the field, assignments, attention to exposure, contrast, filters, Lightroom, the digital darkroom are all covered.
Classes are scheduled individually, and in groups up to 5. Private Workshops are the most popular as all the attention is focused on you and your learning experience. Individual attendees wanting classes or full days - weekends gain more individual attention.
Black and White Photography requires your eye, your intuitive vision, and the digital darkroom. Particular attention for Individuals is focused on where you are now with your photographic skills, and how to bring your abilities to the next level. Based on your Photography goals and what you want to do we figure out how to get you there through shooting exercises and assignments.
Please call today to reserve your place in one of our Black and White Workshops or classes. If you are wanting to combine several areas of photography study as mentioned here and your ideas, we can do that as well. Please inquire, Thank you.
Attendees should bring to class their camera, laptop, about 25 images they wish to work with. We will have class and go through Black and White vs Color, The Psychological Differences, The Sophistication of good Black and White Imagery.
We will go shoot on location to various locations that the studio likes that exemplify good black and white imagery using New Orleans as a backdrop. then go back to the studio to look at, critique and discuss the various process's using the images you created while on location.
We also examine and create a journalistic approach to your own style and work with your gear and different computer techniques...
For Beginners, Intermediate and seasoned shooters...
We offer various workshops throughout the year and cover many topics. The Louisiana Swamp tours are one of our most popular photography trips as folks love to see the magic of the bayou. From sunrise to Sundown - even I the rain it's very different kind of beauty, all it's own.
Call us today to see if we have an ongoing workshop at this time or we can work with you individually to help you find your inner photographer, who can make images anywhere and fast.
Whatever you choose when working with us we want to help you be better with your camera and how you use it. We believe in starting form the basics as a foundation. One can read many books on photography and until you have someone standing there with you and telling you why it is or isn't working, you won't get it as quickly as you may think. Besides all that we make your experience with us fun and memorable as we shoot in your desired locations. Whether on the Gulf coast or in New Orleans we make it interesting and your images will be a direct result.
We are happy to discuss what kind of photography you want to work on. We can come up with ideas and suggestions that could be great just for you!
Are we snapping photos or creating images? With Instagram and Facebook inherently everyone is a kind of journalist - yet many an image is a snapshot.
The difference however in a good image maker and a snapshot maker is our methodology and care we take to understand the image and the process to create a fine image and the equipment we use.