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Black and White SIG

The Black & White Special Interest Group is a biweekly meeting of those club members who enjoy the special qualities of black & white (or more generally called “monochrome”) photography. Members bring their images for viewing and comments by the group. 

Discussions on editing techniques, as well as on composition and lighting are also a part of the meeting.

The question might be asked “Why are we interested in black and white images when even the basic point and shoot digital cameras can produce very good color photographs?”  The answer is: there are some images which have more visual impact when rendered in black and white.  These images are those which use the interplay between light and shadows to emphasize texture or shapes within the composition. An example is shown above.

Typically, the photographs shown at our SIG have been produced as color images in a digital camera and converted to black and white using one or more of the popular photo editing software packages.

  • Wendell Werner,, moderator.

  • Members bring their images to examine the special qualities of monochrome photography and share editing techniques in composition and lighting.

  • Tuesdays @ 9:30 am - Meetings are in-person at the club and online via Zoom.

  • Meeting schedule can be found here.

  • To join and get the Zoom link to attend register here.

The GVR Photography Club is located in the Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs.
921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622 
Phone 520-648-1315

If you have any questions or concerns please call the above number during business hours or email us at:

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