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The Magic of Black and White Class

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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 and is limited to 8 participants.
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


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. 

This is a one-time class. Please review our class cancellation policy below. 

Class Cancellations

Tier 2: Special Events and One-Time Classes
You have up until seven days before a scheduled Mock Wedding, Flash Fest, Portraits in Depth Series, Photo Campouts (including Spring and Fall Photo Camping Extravaganza), special events and one-time classes to cancel and receive a full refund or to reschedule. If you do not show up for a tier 2 class your registration will be forfeited and you will not be permitted a refund or to reschedule. Cancellations made within 7 days of the class will receive a 50% refund.

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 to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or messages, will not be honored. 



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