"Exploring Black & White in New England-Image by Bob Ring"
by Bob Ring & Don Toothaker-MA
Monday, September 19, 7:15 PM-PLEASE NOTE EARLY START TIME
Robert Ring and Donald Toothaker are co-owners and founders of the New England Photo Workshops who are committed to exploring, photographing and sharing the distinct beauty of New England with photographers of every level. www.nephotoworkshops.com
Bob is a member of Photographic Society of America, the Merrimack Valley Camera Club, and the Greater Lynn Photographic Association and is a Nikon Professional Services photographer. His first career was in the field of electrical engineering and now retired he works full time in what he has enjoyed doing since the early 70â€™s, photography. He enjoys teaching others about photography in all aspects from landscapes, studio, product, portrait photography, software and much more. He has obtained recognition in national and international competitions, and does educational presentations and judging at local camera clubs. www.robertmringphotography.com
Don is primarily a self taught photographer who has been photographing a variety of subjects for the past twenty five years. His main interest is in travel photography and he is committed to sharing the wonders of New England in all seasons through teaching and imagery. A judge, lecturer and exhibitor he has been an accomplished member of the Merrimack Valley Camera Club since 2000 and a published photographer in various national and international magazines. He is a member of the Photographic Society of America as well as a juried Member of Nikon Professional Services. www.toothakerphoto.com
Join our speakers as they explore Black and White photography from both the technical and creative sides of today's digital photography. Bob and Don discuss best camera techniques, software and brands of print paper to use and much more. They also discuss the best attributes of an image for Black and White photography. The key to the creative process starts with being able to 'see' in B&W
Despite dramatic advances in technology the fundamentals of creating and producing a compelling black and white image remain the same. Color images can rely on the presence of color to carry a scene but, a well done black and white image requires good tonal range, contrast, shape/form, exposure, composition, and a strong subject. Technology helps us tremendously but, learning to â€œseeâ€ in black and white comes from the photographer themselves.
New England provides wonderful opportunities and subjects for dramatic, well done black and white imagery. Join us as we explore processing techniques, subjects, and locations that help you create beautiful monochrome images and prints.