Announcing: A new class from Michelle Gardella for May

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!” ― Ted Grant


Anyone who is an avid follower of Michelle Gardella’s work knows that her stunning black and white images are one of her trademarks. From her River Stories sessions to her personal work, her gritty, revealing, and intimate black and whites stir the soul.  We are beyond thrilled that she has created a new class for DEFINE, designed to help you shoot and process incredible monochromes.


In Foundations of Black + White you’ll get to totally immerse yourself in the world of black and white photography. 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, exploring how to shoot specifically for black and white photographs, exploring film, digital editing techniques, learning from some of the greats, and collaborating with Michelle and your fellow classmates along the way.

Yet, as is the common theme with all our classes here at DEFINE, the underlying intention is to help you develop your own unique approach, drawing inspiration from others but ultimately leaving you with an expansive and luminous personal awareness of why certain stories living within you need to be shared the only way you can tell them.

There is truly something magical about a successful black and white photograph. This is your chance to learn from a gifted teacher how to tap into that magic within your own work.


Registration opens April 4th at 12pm EST and seats are limited. This one is sure to be popular so don’t wait to secure your seat. Classes begin May 2nd.


// all images by DEFINE teacher Michelle Gardella.


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