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April 23, 2024: "Black & White" Critique with David Schilling & Brian Walton | Technical Webinar

Join us for the April Technical Webinar: "Submission for Critique: Black & White Photography" with David Schilling and Brian Walton!

The April Technical Webinar speakers will be Brian Walton and David Schilling and the topic will be "Submissions for Critique:  Black & White Photography".  The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 6:30 pm.  Photos need to be submitted by Saturday, April 6th!  

Black & White photography is an art form of its own, and many of the best photographers in history worked solely in monochrome.  Look at the photography of Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Weston, Sally Mann and Dorothea Lange for inspiration from the masters.  

Working in black and white can make you a better photographer.  How?  Because color is very dominating, it can often mask other key elements of the photo like the contrast, textures, shapes, forms, quality and quantity of light.  By stripping out the color, those critical components become much more apparent, and allow you to control them to make the photograph you visualized.  

Our April webinar will feature B&W photos you submit for critique by David Schilling and Brian Walton.  Look through your archives or capture something new that is in black & white.  If you're shooting something new, be sure to shoot in RAW.  You can shoot as you normally do in color and convert your photographs to B&W in post-processing.  But a pro tip is to change your camera settings to monochrome that allows you to see what the photograph will look like in B&W before you press the shutter button.  If you're shooting in RAW, the pixels of the photo are still in color, but the preview you see through your viewfinder will be in black & white.  If you're not sure how to get to that setting in your camera, refer to your camera's user manual.  

For our April 23rd Technical Webinar, up to 3 photos can be submitted by April 6th.  David and Brian will review and discuss one of your images (as time allows) for critique.  Files submitted must follow a "firstname lastname - photo title" naming convention to be considered for inclusion.

The Technical Webinar will take place on Tuesday, April 23rd via Zoom. For the webinar, we encourage all members to submit 3 of their own photos for feedback before the deadline of 11:59 pm on Saturday, April 6th.


Brian Walton David Schilling

Photo Submission

Submit your photos for feedback in our April Technical Webinar. Our presenters will use this opportunity to provide feedback on the strong and weak points of each image.

  • Must follow this naming convention for file name: Firstname Lastname - Photograph Title

  • Upload 3 JPG files, up to 4MB each and no less than 2MB per image.

  • By submitting a photo you grant PCPC the right to use it as part of the Technical Webinar which will be recorded and to use it in club publicity and on the club website. Photos will not be used in any other manner by the club.

  • It must be in JPG, JPEG or PNG format.

  • The file size may not exceed 4 MB.

Submission deadline is 11:59 pm on Saturday, April 6th.

Technical Webinars

The Technical Webinars are hosted monthly by skilled club members as well as guest speakers who are subject-matter experts on the various topics. Our presenters share expertise, tips, and knowledge about various photography and post-production techniques. Our aim is to increase your skill level and confidence with your photography and post-production.

For members, the link is under the Member Portal page, Zoom Links, and will be provided by email too!

Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, April 23rd for the Monthly Technical Webinar!


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