October 9 – 14. 2016. Seeley Lake, Montana
Instructors: Eileen Rafferty and Elizabeth Stone.
Black and white photography still inspires and fascinates in the colorful world we live in today. This workshop will be an in depth exploration of the fascinating world of black and white photography. Starting with a brief history of innovative figures and techniques, we will then discuss methods to visualize our color world through black and white eyes and how to most effectively capture these images with our digital cameras. We will cover techniques for converting files to beautiful grayscale images in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop in addition to mimicking creative darkroom printing in the computer. We will explore hands-on historical printing techniques to expand the ways we can present our black and white images in print.
Elizabeth and Eileen’s formative years in photography were in the traditional wet darkroom and each has worked and taught extensively in black and white film. Eileen was a custom darkroom printer professionally for four years and worked exclusively in black and white photography during that time. The workshop will take place at the historic Double Arrow Lodge in Seeley Lake, Montana. Autumn in Western Montana is the perfect time to train our eyes to view the world in a new way. From Western ranch characters to Big Sky vistas, we’ll expand the way you envision your black and white images and inspire creative paths to explore this exciting medium.
Cost for Workshop: $1595. A deposit of $450 is due at time of registration.