Seeing in Black & White

January 24 - January 31, 2021

Seeing in Black & White

$150.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $150

Sunday, January 24, 2021 ~ 11am- 2pm EST
Sunday, January 31, 2021 ~ 11am – 2pm EST

Learn to see the black and white potential of a scene, portrait, or still life object as you are shooting and plan for how you would evaluate your image through the process. This workshop is designed for beginning black and white photographers and will cover visualization, scene evaluation, lighting, understanding contrast and brightness values of colors as they convert to black and white, as well as some post processing tips. We will have visual exercises designed to get you thinking differently about color. Nancy will discuss and demonstrate how to approach your images from start to finish.

This class will be conducted live on Zoom. Participants will receive an email from Peters Valley at least 48 hours prior that includes a link and a password. Only registered participants will be admitted.

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1. Remember that any audio/video communication may involve two-way camera and audio usage. This means that the instructor will need to see participants’ work and speak with them about it and may also be able to see and hear what is occurring in their home.
2. Do not make audio or video recordings of lessons. Without the permission of the instructor, Peters Valley School of Craft and other lesson participants, this may be illegal.
3. Do not provide access to the lesson to anyone other than the registered participant.
4. Maintain the confidentiality of other students if you are participating in a group lesson. All individuals participating may be able to see and hear what is occurring in your home.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Nancy J. Ori

Author, teacher, professional photographer, and exhibitor, Nancy Ori obtained a BA degree in Fine Arts from Elmira College, Elmira, NY and MS degree in Visual Communications from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.   She worked for 25 years for Ciba-Geigy and Novartis Pharmaceuticals as their corporate photographer and manager of Video and Photographic Services. Ori is currently the owner of NJ Media Center LLC in Berkeley Heights, where she continues to do product, portrait, food, and event photography.  She also enjoys exhibiting her photographs and teaching photography workshops throughout the US, Cuba and Europe.  Nancy was taught by Ansel Adams and then affiliated for many years with the Ansel Adams Workshop in California. In Jersey, she is currently on the faculty of numerous museums and teaches privately. 

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