"The Power of Black and White"
by Silvana Della Camera, MNEC-MA
Monday, October 9, 7:30 PM
Black and White photographs pack a forceful unnerving impact. Photos that deliver a timeless punch evoke nostalgia & inspire a lingering gaze. When we think of this artistic style, the greats come to mind- Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, among many others. The intensity of black and white is achieved through the clarity of a view without color. By mastering colorless imagery, the subject of your photo becomes larger than the image itself. In this presentation, you will learn techniques of abstract realism.
Past President of the Stony Brook Camera Club, she is the recipient of many photography awards and her images have appeared in Yankee Magazine, the Boston Globe, Lighthouse Digest, and were featured in Nikon’s 100th birthday celebration. She has presented and judged at camera club councils, camera clubs, and art associations throughout the US.
Silvana helps others expand their own photographic vision through her photography workshops, photo walks, photo tours, private instruction, and club presentations on various photography topics including infrared, Milky Way, black and white, nightscapes, deep space photography, and time-lapse. She challenges photographers to consider that there is much more in a scene than what is visible to the human eye and to tap into the power of their cameras to discover it. To her, life is best summarized by the quote ‘Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death.’ – from the 1958 film ‘Auntie Mame’
You can see more of her images and read and get information on her workshops, photo walks and tours by visiting her website at https://silvanadellacamera.com/