January 17, 2019 Eric Bowles will Present Black and White Nature Photography – Landscapes and More


2019 01 Eric Bowles BWThe Smyrna Chapter of the GNPA is excited to have Eric Bowles present “Black and White Nature Photography – Landscape and More” and judge January’s Photo Print Competition. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm at the Smyrna Community Center. You are also invited to join Eric at Porch Light Latin Restaurant at 5:30pm for a bite to eat and great conversation before the meeting.

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.