Black and White

Solo Show by Member Terry Pytlarz



Terry Pytlarz: Make A Statement In Black & White
Feb 17 to Mar 8 2017

Artist’s Reception: Feb 18 from 1pm to 4pm

Fellow Member Terry Pytlarz is presenting a solo show of his Black & White photography at

Glass Grower’s Gallery
10 E 5th St.
Next door to the Erie Art Museum
10am – 5:30pm Monday through Friday
10am – 5:00pm Saturday
Noon – 4:00pm Sunday

To see more of Terry’s work, visit

Terry is a long time member of the Erie Photography Club and a founder of the Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania (PASNWPA). He has presented his Make A Statement in Black & White photography seminar to both organizations.


Add Some Drama To Your Life


Add Some Drama To Your Life – The Essential Elements of Black & White Photography

By Terry Pytlarz

PASNWPA Program Series
7PM on Tuesday, November 17, 2015
LEAF Arboretum Education Center
1501 W 6th St.
Erie, PA 16505

Terry will present why he shoots black & white exclusively and why shooting black & white will make anyone a better color shooter. He will discuss the basic elements of all imagery and what happens when you eliminate color from your image. He will also talk about “seeing in black and white” and field notes of what to watch out for in designing your image.

While post processing is the last step in creating black & white images, it is critical – and Terry will reveal the two most important post-processing techniques he uses to create drama in his world of black and white.


Focus On Image by Terry Pytlarz (Volume 1)

20140101-193311_MG_8847-EditPHOTOGRAPHER: Terry Pytlarz

WHEN: New Year’s Day, 2014

WHERE: East Avenue Viaduct Erie, PA

.3 sec at f/4, ISO 1000
75mm (EF24-105 f/4L IS USM)
Canon 7D

WHY: About three years ago I saw this shot from the other side of the bridge during the day. I couldn’t take a picture at the time and it took a while for me to get back to the right conditions…including shooting this image at night. As it happened, the conditions were excellent on New Year’s Day 2014.

HOW: I had to boost ISO to get a fast enough shutter speed, of course, but I still dragged the shutter to get a bit of motion blur on the person. It was a fun shot and really glad I returned to the location. I was fortunate that I didn’t have to wait long. This gentleman was the second of two to walk over this now abandoned inner city bridge. I wanted an image of this bridge before it’s torn down (the debate is on). The fading number of street lights is a testament to its probable demise.

Alfred Stieglitz Photography Presentation


Alfred Stieglitz (January 1, 1864 – July 13, 1946) was an American photographer and modern art promoter who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form. He was married to painter Georgia O’Keefe.*

The Erie Art Museum owns a collection of his photographs. John Vanco, Art Museum Director, will present these black and white photographs – among other photographs in the collection – on Tuesday, November 19 at 7 o’clock in the evening.

This presentation and discussion by Mr. Vanco is open to the pubic and all are welcome. The standard museum admission fee of $7 will be collected at the door (free for EAM members). Parking is available in the Erie Insurance lot across the street.

This event is sponsored by the Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania and the Erie Photography Club.