SY081 The Power of Black and White Photography (3 classes)

  • 15 May 2012
  • 10:00 AM
  • 29 May 2012
  • 1:00 PM
  • Artist's studio, 75004 Paris; Métro: Pont Marie, Hôtel de Ville
  • 10


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Credit: Meredith MullinsTuesdays, May 15, 22, 29

The humanist street photographers (Cartier-Bresson, Doisneau, Ronis, Kertesz), grand landscape artists (Adams, Caponigro, Weston), and dramatic portrait artists (Avedon, Penn, Karsh, Arbus) all embraced the power of black and white photography. In this course, we will study their work ... and our own ... to explore the key elements of B&W imagery -- lighting (experimenting with low-key and high-key lighting), form and line, and contrast and tone. We will learn how to better see in B&W and how to convert color files to a full tonal range of B&W so that images are strong in composition and tones.

The course includes discussion of technique, review of master photographers’ work, practical hands-on lighting and composition exercises, and creative assignments (followed by friendly critique). We will also discuss printing techniques and/or the final project and have our work printed so that we can review what makes a good B&W print.

Instructor:  Meredith Mullins is an internationally exhibited photographer and popular photography instructor; a winner of the 2009 Grand Concours Photo sur Paris, 2010 PX3 Competition, and 2010 Worldwide Gala Photo Awards; a finalist for the 2010 Julia Margaret Cameron Award; and author of the award-winning book “In a Paris Moment.”

Photo Credit: Meredith Mullins 

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