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ENRICH-0012 – Art: Black & White Photography Workshop (ENRICH-0012_BW)

Black and White is New Again! A Black and White Digital Photography Workshop

Perhaps no other photographer is identified with black and white more than Ansel Adams, known for his careful compositions, sharp focuses and tonal sensitivities. Yet, black and white images have been around since the mid-1800s. To many, black and white evokes nostalgia, even romance. Some consider the form the ideal of fine art photography. With today’s digital technology, creating black and white images can be fun and creatively rewarding, but also challenging. Let professional photographer Scott Dressel-Martin lead you through the process of producing visually stunning black and white images. First, learn how to see in black and white, including how to interpret the color world in terms of line, form and tone in order to identify appropriate subjects. Then, discuss the technical and creative challenges you may face when creating interesting black and white compositions. Between classes one and two, head out and shoot on your own. Back in the classroom, be prepared for hands-on work in Adobe Lightroom. Learn a simple and effective workflow for bringing your images into Lightroom, and explore several of the program’s excellent tools for developing photographs into rich and detailed black and white images. Before the final group critique session, develop your photos in Lightroom, if possible. Back in class, review submitted images: What works? What doesn’t? How might you expand your skills in the future? Come away with the eye to look at subjects in a different way and the skills to create beautiful, tonally rich images for screen or print.

Three sessions
Wed., 6:30-9 pm, Oct. 4;
Sat., 9 am-1 pm, Oct. 7;
Wed., 6:30-9 pm, Oct. 11, 2017
Location: Room 119, Shwayder Art Building, DU campus

Scott Dressel-Martin is the author of Light Grows the Garden: The Denver Botanic Gardens. As a photographer and filmmaker, Scott has photographed around the world. He began his career in newspaper photojournalism and has been published internationally. He is the official photographer of the Denver Botanic Gardens and also works with a select group of institutions helping them promote their mission and tell relevant and moving stories.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 9Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $175


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Wednesday4th October 201711th October 201706:30PM - 09:00PMShwayder Art BuildingScott Dressel-Martin
Saturday7th October 20177th October 201709:00AM - 01:00PMShwayder Art BuildingScott Dressel-Martin