The Power of Black & White Photography with Andrew Howard

Session 1: 9:45 am – 10:30am

Why black and white?  A better question might be “why not?”  Black and white photography has evolved from the traditional wet darkroom variety to a digital choice made for the purpose of self-expression.  There is a vocabulary that is unique to black and white image making that has made it endure through the many changes and possibilities now available to contemporary photographers.  In this presentation I will explore the way in which the photographer can utilize the language of black and white image making to present subjects in a unique and personal way. I will also demonstrate one approach to utilizing Adobe Lightroom for this purpose.

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Biography: Andrew K. Howard, a native of Cape Cod, has been making photographs for over forty-seven years.  Andy teaches Photography and Drawing at Wheaton College, in Norton, Massachusetts where he is currently a Professor of Art and has been for the past forty-one years.  He has also worked commercially from his Boston based studio photographing for clients which include:  IBM, Tenneco, Cape Dory Yachts, Sheraton, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn-Crowne Plaza and many others.

The recent focus of his work is the landscape of the American West.  He has travelled to and photographed numerous locations in Arizona, California, Utah and New Mexico.  He has also photographed extensively in New England and Ireland.  He has recently returned from photographing the receding glaciers in Alaska and plans to travel to the Paria Canyon in Southern Utah this coming spring to continue his American West portfolio.

Andy has also taught workshops and courses at the Cape Cod Art Association and the Cape Cod Museum of Art.