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           256 Shades of Gray™ 2017
    Online B&W Photography Workshop

hosted on G+ using G+ Communities


"Enrollment" will continue into January or until we have 50 people signed up; whichever comes first.

We will soon enter our 5th year of our online B&W photography workshop, 256 Shades of Gray (256SOG). In 2016, we had a great year, started a second mid-year group, learned and grew together and saw some fantastic B&W photography work. We here at 256 LLC are preparing for an exciting 2017 edition with exciting new content and a continuing refinement of the assignments we've presented over the last 4 years.

What is on your 2017 New Year Resolution 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 challenging assignments.  We will introduce more artistic growth opportunities. We will continue to emphasize growing our photography and post processing skills in Black and White Fine Art Photography.  New 2017 content will explore more contemplative photography, more B&W technique, more tips to improve your artistic perspective and Intent. We all will learn more… grow more…together. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now. 

Looking forward to seeing you online in 2017. We're anticipating a great year and a great group of continuing and new members!

2016 pricing model 
- 120 $ / year new students - 100$ / year for continuing, prior students or our Arcanum apprentices

To sign up leave a comment below. We'll contact you with payment instructions and a community invitation sometime in late-December. The workshop will begin the first week of January with the first assignment running two weeks. 

 The 2017 edition of 256SOG is limited to a total of 50 members. Photographers of all levels are welcome. More advanced meme3brs are a great resource for less experienced photographers.  

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 as artists. We try to help people see the world differently and to understand their photography in news ways. We want you to be able to say, "I'm not a photographer. I'm an artist 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+ .  As of this writing, the Nik collection is a free download provided by Google. https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

Tentative 256 Shades of Gray™ 2017 schedule of assignments

The tentative schedule of topics is shown below.  This is an evolving schedule and changes each year. Some of the topics will be combined with other topics, some may be removed and others added as we refine the syllabus. We too want to grow as photographers and educators so we work to push the boundaries by exploring new topics each year.

Module 1: Learning to See
• Vision vs Intent
• Seeing in B&W
• Textures, Overlays and Blending
• Creating Composites & Layering
• Introduction to contemplative photography
• Introduction to Mindfulness
• Introduction to Minimalism
•  Recap assignment, Learning to See

Module 2: Exposure
• The Digital Zone System (DZS) Part I
• DZS Part II
• DZS Part III - luminosity masks.
• Low Key
• On Black
• High Key
• On White
• Shadows/Silhouettes
• Chiaroscuro
• Module recap and introduction to creating series

Module 3: Art & the Photo
• Composition
• Paying attention to your subject
• Patterns, Shapes and Space
• Creating Depth 
• Visual Flow Psychology / Gestalt perception 
• Framing your subject in camera
• Module recap with series assignment

Module 4: Emphasis
• Selective Color
• Light
• Focus
• Leading Lines
• Perspective
• Long Exposure/False Long Exposure 
• Module recap with series assignment

Module 5: Contemplative
• Exercises in Contemplative Photography
• Negative Space
• Minimalism revisited
• Motion
• Mindfulness
Module recap with series assignment ( may be combined with year-end recap)

Finale:
• Recap of 256 Shades of Gray™ 2017, final series assignment

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It is sad to say that part of Daily Life is the passing on of a dear and trusted friend. Our loving and gentle friend Molly, passed beyond the curtain on Saturday. She was a very integral part of our daily life and we will miss her dearly for some time to come.

When I remember our previous dog, I always think of the song Mr. Bojangles. "his dog up and died and after 20 years he still grieves." I'll grieve her loss for many years to come even if another friendly spirit enters my life.

Good-bye dear friend.

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The other day I went out to Zion National Park with my good friend and shooting partner +Dewey Farmer. It was an awesome day. One of those days that you dream about. There was fresh snow, not too cold, good clouds moving along at a good clip, and some blue skies sprinkled in.

While there we ran into Jeff Pederson, who just got back from giving a workshop in Yellowstone.

The rock in the center is the Great White Throne, as seen from Big Bend in Zion National Park.

#usnationalparks #ZionNationalPark #cwlupicaphotography #256ShadesOfGray
+World Best Top Photographer Association +BTP Landscape Pro +BTP Monochrome Pro


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Recently we had a nice snowfall in Zion National Park so I headed out to the park to get some winter scenes. This frosted tree was near The Temple of Sinawava, at the far end of the main canyon. My friend +Dewey Farmer was with me and he too got some great shots.

#btpMonochromePro  +World Best Top Photographer Association 

#ZionNationalPark   #USNationalPark   #NationalPark   #Zion   #Utah  
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256 Shades of Gray Online photography learning workshop free trial for the first month. 256 Shades of Gray is an incredible community but it's not for everyone. We want people to be happy so we allow people to join for the first month free. In mid-January, we'll send out invoices via PayPal. At that point, you can decide whether or not you wish to continue.

Best regards
Charles
           256 Shades of Gray™ 2017
    Online B&W Photography Workshop

hosted on G+ using G+ Communities


"Enrollment" will continue into January or until we have 50 people signed up; whichever comes first.

We will soon enter our 5th year of our online B&W photography workshop, 256 Shades of Gray (256SOG). In 2016, we had a great year, started a second mid-year group, learned and grew together and saw some fantastic B&W photography work. We here at 256 LLC are preparing for an exciting 2017 edition with exciting new content and a continuing refinement of the assignments we've presented over the last 4 years.

What is on your 2017 New Year Resolution 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 challenging assignments.  We will introduce more artistic growth opportunities. We will continue to emphasize growing our photography and post processing skills in Black and White Fine Art Photography.  New 2017 content will explore more contemplative photography, more B&W technique, more tips to improve your artistic perspective and Intent. We all will learn more… grow more…together. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now. 

Looking forward to seeing you online in 2017. We're anticipating a great year and a great group of continuing and new members!

2016 pricing model 
- 120 $ / year new students - 100$ / year for continuing, prior students or our Arcanum apprentices

To sign up leave a comment below. We'll contact you with payment instructions and a community invitation sometime in late-December. The workshop will begin the first week of January with the first assignment running two weeks. 

 The 2017 edition of 256SOG is limited to a total of 50 members. Photographers of all levels are welcome. More advanced meme3brs are a great resource for less experienced photographers.  

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 as artists. We try to help people see the world differently and to understand their photography in news ways. We want you to be able to say, "I'm not a photographer. I'm an artist with a camera." ™ 

═════════════════════════════════

It's highly recommended that people signing up have the Adobe Photographer's subscription and the NIK Collection by +Google+ .  As of this writing, the Nik collection is a free download provided by Google. https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

Tentative 256 Shades of Gray™ 2017 schedule of assignments

The tentative schedule of topics is shown below.  This is an evolving schedule and changes each year. Some of the topics will be combined with other topics, some may be removed and others added as we refine the syllabus. We too want to grow as photographers and educators so we work to push the boundaries by exploring new topics each year.

Module 1: Learning to See
• Vision vs Intent
• Seeing in B&W
• Textures, Overlays and Blending
• Creating Composites & Layering
• Introduction to contemplative photography
• Introduction to Mindfulness
• Introduction to Minimalism
•  Recap assignment, Learning to See

Module 2: Exposure
• The Digital Zone System (DZS) Part I
• DZS Part II
• DZS Part III - luminosity masks.
• Low Key
• On Black
• High Key
• On White
• Shadows/Silhouettes
• Chiaroscuro
• Module recap and introduction to creating series

Module 3: Art & the Photo
• Composition
• Paying attention to your subject
• Patterns, Shapes and Space
• Creating Depth 
• Visual Flow Psychology / Gestalt perception 
• Framing your subject in camera
• Module recap with series assignment

Module 4: Emphasis
• Selective Color
• Light
• Focus
• Leading Lines
• Perspective
• Long Exposure/False Long Exposure 
• Module recap with series assignment

Module 5: Contemplative
• Exercises in Contemplative Photography
• Negative Space
• Minimalism revisited
• Motion
• Mindfulness
Module recap with series assignment ( may be combined with year-end recap)

Finale:
• Recap of 256 Shades of Gray™ 2017, final series assignment

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Hello everyone.

+Jean Michel Missri and +Charles Lupica would like to announce a Black Friday sale on their Paris Iconic photography workshop. Sign up and pay the deposit before December 1st 2016 and get a great deal on this fun and educational experience.

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Court of the Patriarchs; Zion National Park, Utah, USA. ©Charles Lupica. All rights reserved.

#NationalParks   #ZionNationalPark   #USNationalParks   #utah   #monochromephotography   #blackandwhitephotography  
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Life Elevated: Canyon Reflections
Snow Canyon State Park, Ivins, Utah

From an outing last week to Snow Canyon State Park with +Dewey Farmer. I've been waiting for months for a decent rain so I could out to Snow Canyon and take some reflections in the pools. We had a really nice rain at the beginning of last week so Dewey and I headed out to Snow Canyon to see what trouble we could get up too. Three image panorama stitched in PTGUI, Photoshop wouldn't stitch it. Processed in +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom +Adobe Photoshop and +Nik Collection by Google ( Silver Effects Pro 2)
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Life Elevated: Gold Rush

The aspen trees have been in their full glory for the last few weeks and I've tried to get out and capture the beauty as often as I can. This trio of Aspen trees line the side of the valley that leads from Cedar City to Cedar Breaks National Monument in southern Utah.

This style of image, with the subject brightly lit and the background in heavy shadows is called chiaroscuro.
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Here's another image for my Daily Life Collection. This image was taken at the farmer's market in a small town outside Paris. He was out strolling through the market doing his shopping. I took this image as part of my visit to Paris for the Paris workshop that I ran with +Jean Michel Missri. I'm looking forward to working with Jean Michel for our May 2017 Paris workshop (to be formerly announced soon)

I'm looking forward to our 2017 workshop. I hope to see you there.

Charles
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