Many of the greatest photographs ever taken were shot in black & white. Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, Walker Evans and Margaret Bourke-White were all masters of the color-free medium and their images are testimony to its inherent beauty and timeless qualities. While most of us now capture images in color, there is still a place in the world for black & white (or monochrome) imagery. In this Zoom workshop we will be taking the time to stir the gray matter and explore the creative visual possibilities of the monochromatic image. We begin with learning how to see in monochrome, then move through the technical aspects of transforming a color digital image into black and white. We explore subjects including places, portraits, abstract, and landscape to help master your monochromatic vision. Bringing together the aesthetic and technical considerations for the monochromatic image will open a new vision for thoughtful and timeless image creation.
Workshop donation: $500.00
Class will meet 9:30 - 11:30 am Mountain Time on Saturdays and Wednesdays starting March 11, 2023 and ending March 29, 2023 (six - two hour online group sessions via Zoom).
What is Digital Black and white?
Digital vs. traditional wet process.
Digital image capture.
Digital darkroom hardware
Stripping an image of its color helps the photographer concentrate on the basic elements of composition.
Basic LightRoom Techniques
Converting color images to grayscale
Working with RGB images in grayscale
Advanced Luminance masking
Dodging and Burning
Advanced contrast masking
A classic and timeless look can be created by making portraits in black and white.
Any subject matter can be turned into an abstract image, especially when the color is taken out of it.
There’s a whole range of images you can make when it comes to black & white photographs of buildings, street scenes, and unique locations.
Great monochrome landscapes aren’t simply a case of turning up and switching the color off. If anything, you need to work harder.
Develop the understanding of making images directly from our hearts.
Each class session will include assignments based on session subject.
Assignments will consist of three (3) images submitted via email for group review the following session.
Class will meet 9:30 - 11:30 am Mountain Time on Saturdays and Wednesdays starting March 11, 2023 and ending March 29, 2023 (six - two hour online group sessions).
Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.
Zoom Video Conferencing software will be used for class sessions.
Further details will be emailed to registrants.
Workshop Donation $500.00 via PayPal
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