Since the first black and white photograph was produced by the French inventor Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 black and white photography has remained enduringly popular: and to this day it is still the preferred medium of many professional and amateur photographers as it can be used to produce simple, yet stunning images.
Since the introduction of digital cameras and image processing, black and white photography has lost nothing of its popularity, but the skills you need to create a stunning black and white image have changed. Now, rather than loading your camera with black and white film (and then enhancing the tonal range and contrast in the darkroom), creating a black and white image from a digital negative requires an additional, crucial step: you need to convert your original colour image to black and white.
In this hands-on workshop you will learn all you need to know in order to create stunning black and white images of your own, including:
1) How to visualise and shoot for black and white post-production.
2) The strengths and weaknesses of a range of different black and white conversion techniques.
3) How to selectively modify the tonal range of a black and white image to maximise its technical and aesthetic impact.
4) How to create stunning black and white portraits.
5) How to tone your black and white images using a variety of tools and techniques.
Who Should Attend
You are familiar with aperture, shutter, ISO and understand how these work together to create a correct exposure. You shoot in Aperture or Shutter Priority modes and can use the basic features on your digital camera confidently.
You have a basic understanding of the basic image adjustment features of Photoshop and can apply basic enhancements to your work (i.e. saturation, contrast, brithness..etc).
You are looking to consolidate your understanding, increase your repertoire of tools and learn some more creative techniques.
One Day Workshop
What you should bring
* Your Camera, an empty SD/CF card, a note book, medium zoom to wide angle lens range.
* Your laptop with a copy of Photoshop CS3 or above (If you don't have a copy you can download a 30 day trial from Adobe here: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=photoshop. Please make sure you don't download it too early as it only lasts for 30 days).
* We will be shooting during this workshop but you should also bring along a variety of your own RAW files, including both landscape and portrait images.
I agree to provide all photographs I took during the FotoWeekend 2012 workshops to the GPP representative who will collect them IN CLASS and I agree to the following:
Strict Cancellation Policy:
Early Bird tickets are non-refundable but can be exchanged for other FotoWeekend workshops. All workshop transfers are subject to availability and prior agreement with Gulf Photo Plus.