June 19, 2019 – “Black & White Nature Photography” with Eric Bowles

Wednesday, 7:00 pm

2019 06 EricBowlesLOCATION--Alpharetta Arts Center – 238 Canton Street, Alpharetta, GA. (Corner of Canton St. and Mayfield Rd.) Overflow parking, if required, will be at the Elementary school about 1 block from the Arts Center on Mayfield Road.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm. 6:30 to 7:00 pm will be time for socializing. Presentation will begin at 7:15 pm.

Members as well as guests are invited to join us.

We know the classic images of Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and the modern classics of John Sexton and Vincent Versace.

Their black and white images are still striking for their use of light and composition. Early photographers did not have the option of color, digital processing, and the other capabilities we use for image making.

How can we build on classic ideas for B&W images using today’s tools?

What is the difference between a black and white image vs. a color image. What gear do you need? How do you learn to “see” in monochrome tones? What camera settings help to optimize your images? What post processing tips can enhance monochrome images? There is a lot more to B&W than reducing saturation or removing the color. 

We’ll take a look at all these things and more to help you make great B&W nature photographs with today’s digital equipment.

About Eric

Eric Bowles is an Atlanta based nature photographer specializing in the southeastern states.  Eric is a photo educator providing photo tours, workshops and training both independently and Nikonians Academy.  Eric’s work has been exhibited in galleries, purchased by corporate and individual collectors, and published in books and magazines.  Eric provides individual instruction for photographers of all skill levels. 

Eric’s specialties include landscape, wildlife, macro and close-up photography, as well as infrared image making using modified cameras.  He is the director of Nikonians Academy.  Eric is a Board member and past committee chair for North American Nature Photography Association and a Board member and Vice President of Georgia Nature Photography Association.  Eric is a frequent visitor and speaker for photography groups throughout Georgia and the Carolinas and co-host of the NANPA Webinar series.  For more information about Eric, visit his website at www.bowlesimages.com.

We look forward to seeing you on June 19th.