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The Magic of Black and White
with Shelley Preston 
 
This class is held in our large classroom measuring over 1,000 square feet to ensure social distancing. This class requires face masks.
 
 
Black and white photography is classic, timeless, and carries an elegant beauty. In this class, we will examine some black and white photos taken by some of the greats and talk about why we love them. We will also talk about techniques and what to look for when you are shooting. We will compare color to black and white and discuss why one is more impactful than the other. There are times when black and white will completely “make” the photo, and why on earth would you want to SHOOT in black and white, and not convert in post-processing? Come find out why!  

Topics Covered

  • Brief History of Black and White
  • Famous Black and White photographers and their works
  • Reasons to shoot in Black and White
  • Color vs Black and White
  • Different types of camera's monochrome modes
  • Filters
  • Analyzation of the communication of photos
  • What to look for in abstract Black and White photography
  • Composition techniques
  • Half hour shooting at stations

Supplies Needed

  • Camera
  • Charged battery
  • Something to take notes

Audience

This class is for anyone wanting to learn more about black and white photography, and why you should shoot in B&W. If you are interested in learning how to break down an image, and be able to create an image of your own, using specific techniques, this class is for you.  

About the Instructor

Shelley Preston has been shooting for 21 years, and focuses most of her photographic work on shapes, shadows, and light. Traveling and chasing the light is her main love, where she chases those fleeting moments of light and immortalizes them in a photograph. She has called Austin home for most of her adult life, but has lived out west, nestled in the Northern Rockies, and also in the Midwest surrounded by skyscrapers. She began teaching photography to share her love for the art, and to give her own, creative approach to delivering messages on the art form. As an abstract painter, her photographs and paintings tend to blur the lines of both art forms, borrowing techniques from each medium. She earned a BA from Texas Tech University, and currently works in the Sales Department at Precision Camera & Video. 

Please review our class cancellation policy below. 

Class Cancellations

Tier 1: Standard Classes
You can cancel a class registration up to two business days before the class begins and receive a full refund for standard classes. If you register for a tier 1 class and do not show up, your payment will be forfeited. You may reschedule a class only if notice is given before the start time of the class. Unless otherwise stated, class refunds are only issued to customers that provide notice to the store that they would like a refund no later than two business days prior to the class. Refunds will not be issued to customers who sign up for a class but fail to attend.

Minimum Enrollment
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.

How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email classes@precision-camera.com to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or Meetup.com messages, will not be honored. 

 

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