If you interested in learning how we light our portraits, check out our workshop in April 14, 2012 from 9:30 to 4:30 at CCP. To find out more, please email me at Stacy@CCforP.org.
VETERANS PORTRAIT PROJECT: STW - Images by Stacy Pearsall
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Second Monday Lecture Series | March 12 | 7 p.m.|
Douglas Carr Cunningham
|On Monday, March 12, at 7 pm, the Charleston Center for Photography will welcome Douglas Carr Cunningham. |
Shooting Black & White Film: A Craft Worth Preserving
Give the French the credit.
In 1827 Frenchman Joseph Nicephore Niepce made the first photograph with the camera obscura by exposing first Black and White image for 8 hours onto a metal plate. It was essentially sensitized asphalt, but a real photograph, nonetheless. Niepce's buddy, Louis Daguerre, developed the sensitized silver-based daguerrotype in 1839.
Real photography, as we know it, was born. Today, millions of photographers are still using silver-based Black and White Film to document their surroundings, or to reveal their souls with photographic art. It is a challenging endeavor, considering the current convenience of digital photography. Black and White Film is not dead, yet, and its usage should survive alongside the digital wave. 162-year-old daguerrotypes have survived the passage of time. Will your important digital images survive as well?
Staff Photography Instructor Douglas Carr Cunningham makes the case that digital technology should not supplant analog Black and White Film as a medium of creativity and documentation.