Next class starts September 4
Registration opens August 7
Teacher Michelle Gardella
Get ready to totally immerse yourself in the world of black and white photography. Whether you started in your high school darkroom 20 years ago or have never thought about monochrome before, this four-week class will reignite a passion for seeing things in new ways.
Black and white imagery, while it creates a feeling of truth, is not actually how you see the world when you open your eyes each morning. Every single black and white image is a magical manipulation of reality, and once you harness the power of it all, there’s no turning back.
This class will be all about evolving your photographic ‘eye’, even if you have no plans of ever being a black and white photographer in the future.
You’ll explore how to shoot specifically for black and white photographs, experiment with different film types, and celebrate what happens when you create right smack dab in the middle of the intersection of historical tradition and modern visualization. You’ll look at some of the greats and some of the top-secret favorites, and fill your cup while collaborating all together.
This class will go into the nitty gritty post processing techniques, but isn't designed to teach you how to be exactly like someone else. You'll walk away with an expansive and luminous personal awareness of why certain stories living within you need to be shared the way only you can tell them.