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May 16, 2014

Digital black and white photography workshop is May 24

The next Beckley Art Group workshop in a series called “Making Better Photographs” will be held May 24.  

This workshop, held from 9 a.m. to noon, will take an in-depth look at digital black and white photography, focusing on creating black and white photographs using current digital camera technology and photo editing software.

The class is structured toward intermediate to advanced photographers; participants must have a basic understanding of photo editing software, such as Photoshop or Lightroom.

Instructor Ron Bailey, of StudioElevenTen, said for many photography enthusiasts, there is no more powerful image than one presented in monochrome.

Bailey, a Beckley Art Group and Beckley Camera Club member, is a juried Tamarack artist and a juried member of Allied Artists of West Virginia.

He will present examples of strong monochromatic images, host a technical discussion of digital image capture and digital image files and present methods for converting color images to monochrome.

The workshop will primarily use a lecture format with a handout, but if a student has a laptop with photo editing software, he or she is encouraged to bring it to the class.

The cost of the workshop is $40 for members of the Beckley Art Group and $50 for non-members.

Seating is limited, so participants are encouraged to reserve at seat by calling 304-253-9226 or e-mail

The workshop will be held in the Beckley Art Center classroom, located at the Cynthia Bickey Gallery at 600 Johnstown Road in Beckley.

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