Photography: William Lemke, View Camera in Black and White
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: William Lemke is a master photographer using photographic film to capture real images in black and white. See examples of his work and equipment he uses, and learn about his process and why he works in black and white.

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: AandA-WLemke**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • For Discussion: What is student reaction to Mr. Lemke’s choice of camera to take his photographs. What type of camera do they prefer? Why?
  • Activity Idea: Mr. Lemke mentions tonality. Students should research tonality to understand what it means in photography. Using their cell phones have them take pictures of places in or outside of the school and edit the images with free editing software to explore the values of tonality. Are they drawn to black and white, or do they prefer the colors?


*Profile videos use a first-person/first-hand approach to highlight interesting people doing interesting things in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.