SFW Online

The Language of Black and White

with Cira Crowell

March 1 - 12, 2021

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; 12:30-2:30 pm (Mountain Time)

  • Tuition $595.00

Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.

Course Description

Black-and-white photography is a process that begins long before pressing the shutter button on your camera. In this online workshop, our perspective moves from the big picture to the smallest detail - exploring philosophy, physics, aesthetics, optics, and individual artistry that goes into creating evocative monochrome imagery.

We peer through historical lenses, considering how the progression of culture and technology have impacted black-and-white images over the past century. By delving into the key characteristics of light, you learn how to make choices with your camera. Digital workflows based on LightRoom and Photoshop give you the tools to express your creative intent.

As we engage in a range of photographic experiences, you expand your knowledge and deepen your concept of what it means to make a powerful black-and-white photograph. Daily presentations from Cira, image reviews, group conversations, photo assignments all leave you with greater vision, fresh inspiration, and a sense of mastery over the medium. This is a class for photographers who want to go farther, exploring the craft.

Come immerse yourself in pure passion for the poetry, prose, story, mystery, and magic of black-and-white digital photography.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs
What You Should Know:

Participants must be able to select and organize images using image editing software for class sessions.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 12:30-2:30 pm (Mountain Time) Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting March 1 and ending March 12 (six online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.

Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

View updated Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for 2021 online programs.

Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.

Policies:

View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

Tuition INFO:

Includes tax.

Categories
Creative Vision, Fine Art
© Christopher Michel
about
Cira Crowell

Cira Crowell is based in Santa Fe and Los Angeles, and is founder of InLightWorks Productions. She is a fine-art photographer, mountaineer, philanthropist, and executive producer whose initial film Dream Mountain won “Best Mountainfilm” at the London Mountainfilm Festival and has been shown at festivals globally. Her passion for black and white photography began thirty years ago with her grandfather’s film camera and darkroom work. She still uses many of the same forty-year-old lenses in her current digital workflow.

Her love for photography and Leica has continued as she travels internationally photographing some of the world’s most engaging natural and urban landscapes. She has spent much of her career working at very high altitude, including trekking over 2,000 miles in Nepal and summiting four Himalayan peaks over 20,000 feet (6,000m+). Most recently, she summited India’s highest mountain, the otherworldly Kangchenjunga at 28,269 feet (8,586m+), the subject of her latest body of work.

Cira’s photographs have been exhibited worldwide, most recently at the Leica Gallery in Los Angeles and in the Leica USA corporate headquarters. When not abroad, she teaches close to home at Santa Fe Workshops.

Instagram: @ciracrowell

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