Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.
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.
Participants must be able to select and organize images using image editing software for class sessions.
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.
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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.
For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for two weeks after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after two weeks to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.
Cira Crowell is a photographer and artist whose work spans conceptual, adventure, landscape, cultural, documentary, and humanitarian themes. 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.
Cira travels the world, capturing evocative incidents of life and light to share in books, shows, talks, and online. Her journeys include Nepal, Bhutan, India, Japan, Germany, and Iceland. Her adventures include over 1,000 miles on foot in the Himalayas, as well as summiting Mt. Rainier, Mt. Fuji, and Cholatse, a technical, 21,130ft/6,446m peak in the Everest region of Nepal.
Her most recent project as expedition photographer and Executive Producer of “Dream Mountain” film, was honored as Best Mountain Film at London Mountainfilm Festival 2020. When not abroad, she teaches close to home at the Santa Fe Workshops.
This workshop is currently full. Use this form to sign up for the waitlist, and SFW will reach out if a seat becomes available.