Mike Baker of Photogenesis Photo Club in Naperville, presented an amazing program on March 14th called “Adventures in Black-n-White.” Being a seasoned photographer with many awards & publications under his belt, he did a great job explaining how he “sees” in black-n-white and is always composing pictures as he moves about life every day. He went over principals of pre-visualization, composition elements, shapes and directional lines, pattern and texture, lighting, subject matter, and even adding a human factor to images for interest, impact, and focus. It’s about training yourself to look and think in black-n-white. He was able to show us his comparisons in his work with images in color vs. black-n-white to give his opinion of how he saw it best and letting us draw our own conclusion of how we would choose.
Overall, it was an amazing program with Mike being a great personable speaker with so much knowledge that he inspired our entire group! We thank him for sharing his knowledge and program with us and we look forward to having him back with us next season for more!