Shooting for Black & White should be very different than when you intend to shoot in color. It's not just a matter of desaturated processing. Great B&W photography actually starts before you hit the shutter button. You should compose your image based on tones, contrast, geometry and Lines. This 2-day workshop will refine your shooting skills as well as processing the images from color to B&W. Photoshop CS6, Lightroom 4 and NIK Silver EFX 2.0 will be covered.
Day 1: Saturday, December 1 at 9-12am
We will meet at Elliot Bay Book Company Cafe and discuss the art of Black & White. Look for compositions that will stand out with the ideas above in mind. We'll have a coffee and go over the difference between shooting for color vs. shooting specifically for B&W. Then we will go out and shoot Capital Hill specifically for Black and White images.
Day 2: Tuesday, December 4 at 7-9pm
We'll meet at the Mercer Island Library where we'll take your best shot from Sunday and learn how to convert them to B&W using PhotoShop, Lightroom and NIK Silver EFX. We'll discuss each photo from a B&W perspective and peer to peer critique. I'll have a 32 inch monitor with me to work with.
Class will go as along as there are 6 attendees. Rain or shine. To adhere to Library Policy, Tuesday's session is free and open to the public.