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Exploration #11: “Further Adventures in black and White”

Monday July 12th 7pm to 9pm

DEADLINE - Images due by midnight July 10th.


In the last exploration we started a journey into the powerful visual and emotional possibilities of black and white images.  Putting this into practices requires making sound judgements about the translation of the technical and evocative characteristics of the image into an impactful image that elicits the strongest response from the viewer.

We often find it difficult to assess the potential of a photograph to evoke a strong reaction because of our own response to the image - our personal experience of the place, the circumstance, and our relationship to the subject matter. So, we should carefully think about the translation of the captured image through post-processing in order to accomplish our personal vision and its impact on the viewer.

This exploration requires that you carefully reflect and consider the whole process of “image taking” to “image making” and be prepared for a more intense critique and discussion of your work in so that you may improve, grow, and benefit from constructive analysis and feedback.

1. Submit one black and white photograph of a formal or casual human-interest portrait that illustrates a clear aspect of the subject’s personality.

2. Submit a black and white photograph of a person or people in a street or outdoor scene where you believe the image illustrates an impactful context with that environment or relationship among individuals.

Be prepared to talk about your post processing as well as your thoughts and feelings about your images and why you feel it is compelling to you and especially to your audience. Shoot in RAW if possible.

A limit of two images per submission in .jpg format.

Program Objectives:

  • Built on our successful summer challenge program
  • Designed to encourage personal photographic creativity and exploration.
  • Practical explorations achievable in our Covid-19 environment.
  • Create better images by sharing your work and getting feedback.
  • Open to all OCC members at any level of experience.
  • Share personal work or participate in exercises.

Participant information:

  • You may submit up to 2 images for this session
  • Images must be submitted to robin@imaginacorporation.com as .jpgs - any size greater than 1 mb accepted.

DEADLINE - Images must be submitted by midnight July 10th

Note that we will once again be utilizing our WebEx online meeting system that will allow you to use your computer or smartphone to view the presentation as well as allow you to call in for the audio and participate with questions or comments.

If you have any questions or need any further information, please email challenges@oakvillecameraclub.com or robin@imaginacorporation.com

We hope to see you on Tuesday July 12th

Robin King, Education Director & Jared Fein, Challenges Director

Photo credit:  Robin King

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