256 Shades of Gray™
Half Year Introductory Session
Online B&W Photography Workshop
Hosted on G+ using G+ Communities
"Enrollment" will continue through mid to late June or 40 people; whichever comes first. (minimum of 15 people) . We still have room, so sign up today.
We here at 256 Photography will be hosting our first-ever 6 month short "course" of our online B&W photography workshop, 256 Shades of Gray (256SOG). In the current 2016 full course we have had a great year so far, learned a lot and grown together and have seen some fantastic B&W photographic art. We are preparing for an exciting 2016 shorter introductory version with some exciting new content, main key concepts and a continuing refinement of the assignments we've presented over the last 4 years.
What is on your 2016 summer study list? Making those fantastic B&W images…growing your artistic perspective….getting to the next level with your photography. The 256 SOG (Shades of Gray ) Community will continue its online learning/mentoring structure with feedback and group participation wrapped around new and challenging assignments to help enhance those summer vacation experiences. We will introduce artistic growth opportunities. We will emphasize refining our photography and growing our post processing skills in Black and White Fine Art Photography. Introductory session 2016 content will explore the base concepts of B&W photography, contemplative photography, B&W technique, tips to improve your artistic perspective and Intent. We will all learn more… grow more…together. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now.
Looking forward to seeing you online in 2016. We're anticipating a great second half to the year and a great group of continuing and new members!
2016 short course pricing
- 50$, June through November / December
- 30$, Two payments of $30 invoiced in June and September...
whichever works best for your budget.
Current full-year course members: receive a 60% discount on the above rates. Ask for the discount when you sign up. In other words, $20 if you're already enrolled but would like to be part of both communities).
To sign up leave a comment below. We'll contact you with payment instructions and a community invitation. The workshop will begin the first week of June with the first assignment running two weeks.
the 256 Shades of Gray short course has a "free" trail period of approximately 3 weeks. Once we have sufficient enrollment to guarantee a class, we will send an invoice that must be paid before the 21st of June. This allows people a chance to see if 256SOG is for them.
The 2016 edition of 256SOG is limited to a total of 40 members. This special half-year session will be more focused on introductory concepts – preparing you to take part in the more advanced full year in 2017.
The "heart" of the community is peer review in a private setting. With each new assignment, we try to push people outside their comfort zone to help them grow. We try to help people see the world differently and to understand their photography in news ways.
We want you to embrace the mantra, "I'm not a photographer. I'm an artists with a camera.™"
It's highly recommended that people signing up have the Adobe Photographer's subscription and the NIK Collection by +Google+. At the time of this announcement, the Nik Collection is being offered by Google for free.
Tentative 2016 Half-Year Introductory 256 Shades of Gray™ schedule
The tentative schedule of topics is shown below. This is an evolving schedule. Some of the topics will be combined with other topics, some may be removed and others added as we refine the syllabus.
Module 0: Introduction / Selfie
Module 1: Learning to See
• Vision vs Intent
• Seeing in B&W
• Textures, Overlays and Blending
• Creating a Series
• Introduction to contemplative photography
• Recap assignment, Learning to See
Module 2: Art & the Photo
• Paying attention to your subject
• Recap Art & the Photo with series assignment
Module 3: Emphasis
• Leading Lines
• Recap Emphasis with series assignment
Module 4: Essence
• Introduction to Digital Zone System
• Low Key/ On Black
• High Key/ On White
• Recap Essence with series assignment
• Recap of 2016 256 Shades of Gray™_ with series assignment