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Charles Lupica
Works at The Arcanum
Attended University of Florida
Lives in Redmond, WA
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           Second Announcement
            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.™"

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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
• Composition
• Paying attention to your subject
• Framing
• Recap Art & the Photo with series assignment

Module 3: Emphasis
• Light
• Focus
• Leading Lines
• Perspective
• 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

Finale:
• Recap of 2016 256 Shades of Gray™_ with series assignment


Best Regards
Charles Lupica
Deborah Lupica
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Oh, fantastic!! It seems like we're going to have a wonderful group! :)) +Charles Lupica +Birka Wiedmaier +adrienne harvey 
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                Announcing
            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 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
• Composition
• Paying attention to your subject
• Framing
• Recap Art & the Photo with series assignment

Module 3: Emphasis
• Light
• Focus
• Leading Lines
• Perspective
• 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

Finale:
• Recap of 2016 256 Shades of Gray™_ with series assignment


Best Regards
Charles Lupica
Deborah Lupica
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Bellevue Rising: Cruising Altitude


A new collection of Fine Art Architecture images. I thought about creating a new collection just for my Bellevue Washington images but decided to make it broader than that so that I can share my images of other cities as well as the images of other creatives.

#Bellevue   #BellevueCollection   #cwlupicaPhotograhpy   #256ShadesofGray   #256SOG   #AbstractPhotography   #architecturalPhotography   #BlackAndWhiteFineArtPhotography  

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great Digital Art, I share in +Photo Evolution Page 

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Pine Valley Peak, Zion National Park.  4 minute long exposure.

#NationalPark   #USNationalPak   #ZionNP   #ZionNationalPark   #Utah
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Gm +Charles Lupica terrific...love b/w.
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Here is the first image in a new collection that I'm starting, called Intimate Contemplations.

Orange Tears
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It does have a very intimate feel to it, Charles! And a softness that works well with both your subject (flower) and your topic of contemplation :)) Beautiful work! :)) +Charles Lupica​
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Love this image by +Tami Martino so I thought I would share it to my Fine Art collection.
 
For leading lines - this is my photo of a bird of prey that I shot earlier this week, then a B&W conversion in Nik, and added a flood filter.

WPP2016 - Week 20 - Leading lines

+Ken Fowkes, +Alen Ianni , +Tim Kennedy , +Robyn King , +Rob Masters , +Bernhard Rembold , +Byron S , +Francesco Scaglioni , +Alicia Smith , +Grandma Snyder , +Navin Upendran and +Mary Wardell

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#WPP2016-Wk-20-Leading-lines
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Very cool shot! Well done, +Tami Martino!
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So welcome my dear +Charles Lupica :)) Have a happy weekend ...ciao ♥
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I think it is kind of original art of photography in this field.... Actually... Like again 
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This beautiful picture has been shared at +HQSP Flowers. Thanks for your contribution & have a nice day!
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Please be advised that your curators list is outdated. Below is the link for the most current update for your future reference. Thank you!

http://hqsp.info/flowers/
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Education
  • University of Florida
    Geology, 1976 - 1981
  • University of Colorado at Denver
    Computer Science
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Gender
Male
Birthday
November 28
Relationship
Married
Story
Tagline
Photographer: One frame at a time, I discover my world™.
Introduction

Photography is the currency we use to connect™

About Me
Black and White photography evangelist at 256 Shades of Gray. International award winning photographer.  Photography Workshop, photowalk, and photography tour leader. Master of Photography in the Arcanum. [ www.thearcanum.com ]

International award winning photographer
International Photography Awards ( ipa ) Gold Medal winner for the commercially produced book, "Grand angle sur la Collégiale de Neuchâtel". IPA honorable mention 2014 for the series, L'Eglise Rouge'. 

"Beta member of G+"

Founder and curator of many photography themes on G+.  I have curated 

  • Food Friday 
  • Monochrome Monday
  • Sacred Sunday (founder)
  • Wide Wednesday Panoramas (founder)
  • All Things Monochrome
  • Black and White landscape Wednesday ( closed)
  • European Photo 
Of these, I'm still associated with Sacred Sunday and All Things Monochrome.

I founded 3 photography communities on G+
  • 52 shades of gray - monochrome photography workshop ( by invite only)
  • Sacred Sunday 
  • Black and White Photography

Contact Info:
Email: clupica at lupicas dot com

(sorry about the breaks in the name but I'm trying to avoid spam)

I support the Best Top Photographer group
http://www.besttopphotographer.com

A cool circle I was in
2012 Black and White Fine Art Photographers

Bragging rights
Author of the international award-winning book, "Grand angle sur la Collégiale de Neuchâtel" published by Alphil Editions, www.alphil.ch
Work
Occupation
Professional Photographer, author and workshop leader, Master of Photography in the Arcanum
Employment
  • The Arcanum
    Master of Photograpphy, 2015 - present
    Master of Photography in the Arcanum Magical Academy of Artistic Mastery.
  • 256 Shades of Gray
    Owner, present
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Currently
Redmond, WA
Previously
Neuchatel, Switzerland - Evergreen, CO - Fredericksburg, VA - GUAM - Aurora, CO - Gainesville, FL - Key Largo, FL - Chesterland, OH