Do your black and white photos look flat and uninteresting? Are you frustrated trying to make them pop? Spend an afternoon with PTV Photo Adventures learning the techniques pro photographers use to capture starkly beautiful black and white images. From city streets to wild landscapes, black and white photography opens up a whole new world of photographic possibilities.
Under the guidance of photographers Charlie Widdis and Chris Cavallari, you’ll learn how to set up your camera for quick access to all the right settings; understand more advanced compositions for black and white photography; build a photo essay of b&w images; and learn to see light in black and white.
HOURS 1 & 2
Begin the day with an introduction to your fellow photographers, then dive right in to the basics of black and white photography. Learn how light and color affect the overall contrast and effect of the image. Then build a custom profile in your camera that you can quickly access whenever the need for black and white arises.
Spend the rest of the day exploring several locations in the area specifically chosen for their unique and beautiful compositions and light. Practice getting the picture you see in your mind’s eye right in camera the first time. Wind up the day with the fading light of a summer afternoon at a beautiful location.
- Customize your camera for black and white photography
- Understand the principles of b&w composition and lighting
- Build a photo essay using your newfound skills.
- DSLR or Mirrorless camera able to be put into Manual mode
- Neutral Density and Polarizing Filters
- Ziploc bag or waterproof rain cover
- Sunblock, hat, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, water bottle
“If you don’t like the weather in New England, wait ten minutes.” The weather in Maine is really fickle, and can change from moment to moment. When you join one of our tours, it’s your responsibility to be prepared for the eventuality that the weather will change. We recommend bringing the right gear for the forecasted weather, and a few extras just in case. That means sunblock, hats, sunglasses, raingear (for you and your gear), and comfortable clothing for a wide range of temperatures and conditions.
Accommodations & Transportation
When you join one of our Expeditions, you are responsible for arranging for your lodging and transportation.