Americana & Monochrome
Jack Graham, Instructor
Dates: November 15th-17th, 2019 (9am-4pm)
Skill Level: All, know your camera and equipment
“Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts”… Minor White
To me there are two types of monochrome photography. One is more documentary and the other uses textures and evoking deep feelings of a fine art print
Why is monochrome (sometimes referred to as Black & White) photography different from color? To many, monochrome delivers a different feeling since our everyday world is made up of colors. In other words monochrome is not our reality.
For many photographer’s color presents a lot of challenges. In many images, the use of monochrome brings out the shapes and textures stronger than color. Perhaps it’s that in many images color can be distracting and taking away the drama of the scene. In monochrome photography, one can adjust the brightness, shadows and contrast to their individual liking, just as we can with color, but the unexpected often is stronger to the viewer. Color evokes emotional responses like monochrome image. We all like different levels of color. At times, these emotional decisions take over the attention of the viewer
Jack Graham is a professional photographer with over twenty-four years of experience. He resides near Seattle, Washington, in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Jack leads both small groups and one-on-one photography workshops domestically and internationally. He has been published in leading photography publications, has several e-books and has been successful with stock photography. He is a member of the Board of Directors of NANPA (North American Nature Photographers Association), and SUWA (Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance).
Jack exclusively uses Fuji “X” series cameras and Fujinon lenses and has been named an “X” Photographer by the Fuji Corporation. His images have been used extensively by Fuji for commercial and promotional purposes.
For more images please visit his website: Jack Graham