Report on the Black and White Workshop in Baltimore, MD

The last weekend in March, the School of Creative Photography held its annual workshop on black and white photography in Baltimore, MD. The students were a small but hardy bunch. While enduring wind and rain on Saturday and Sunday, they caught some quintessential black and white images of Baltimore.

On Friday, we visited Housewerks, an architectural salvage yard, and the Inner Harbor. On Saturday, we started the morning in Fells Point then moved on to the B&O Railroad Museum, and finished up at Green Mount Cemetery. On Sunday, we skipped Mount Vernon Square first thing in the morning due to torrential rain but the conservatory in Druid Park provided us with a wonderful inside location later in the morning.

Baltimore provided everyone with incredible opportunities for great image making. Here are a few images from the weekend…

Black and White Photography: It’s All About Tones

2014-01-04_Bruno_Zwit_0003-editWhen you think of classic photographs, you generally think of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Dorthea Lange, and Gordon Parks and the one thing that they all had in common was that their most famous works were in black and white. Black and white photography has gone through a renaissance since it was seemingly vanquished in the early years of the digital revolution and has regained much of its lost prominence. Leica and Phase One have even introduced black and white only digital cameras.

Join the School for Creative Photography in Baltimore, MD, beginning at noon on Friday, March 28, 2014,  for an intensive two and half day workshop on black and white photography. Black and White Photography: It’s All About Tones is all about helping you to take and create stunning black and white images with your digital camera.

This workshop combines field and classroom work. You will learn what subjects make the best black and white images and more than enough ways to convert the color images from your camera into stunning black and white images. We will also take advantage of all that downtown Baltimore has to offer, including the waterfront, an architectural salvage business, and a cemetery, to practice what we learn in the classroom.

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