2-Day Black & White Workshop Using CS6, Lightroom & NIK

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.

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  • Syrinda S.

    Would have liked more group/ 1:1 work on the principles discussed in the class

    December 5, 2012

  • Carry P.

    We talked briefly on Sunday about how photographers manipulated images before digital photography and Photoshop became so ubiquitous. Turns out there's an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC right now about exactly that! http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art...­ At the end of the link there's a free interactive iPad app which challenges users to figure out how and why various photographs were manipulated. You can also buy the exhibition catalog if you're interested.

    December 4, 2012

  • Syrinda S.

    Amie. Please re- email your info- sorry paper got lost. [masked]. Thanks!

    December 2, 2012

  • Syrinda S.

    Amie. Please re- email your info- sorry paper got lost. [masked]. Thanks!

    December 2, 2012

  • Syrinda S.

    Amie. Please re- email your info- sorry paper got lost. [masked]. Thanks!

    December 2, 2012

  • Syrinda S.

    Amie. Please re- email your info- sorry paper got lost. [masked]. Thanks!

    December 2, 2012

  • Syrinda S.

    Amie. Please re- email your info- sorry paper got lost. [masked]. Thanks!

    December 2, 2012

  • Carry P.

    I narrowed down today's shoot to a small selection of photos that I think might be good candidates for converting to B&W. I'd be curious to get anyone's feedback on which shot to bring on Tuesday: http://nwoutdoorgrrl.com/2012/1...­

    December 1, 2012

  • Alan L.

    I just realized the book store is not open until 10:00am. So, we will meet in front and then move to a coffee shop. I will email everybody my cell phone number as well.

    November 30, 2012

  • Carry P.

    Alan: Is there anything else we need to know in advance of Saturday's class except "bring camera" and "meet at Elliot Bay Book Company Cafe"?

    November 30, 2012

    • Alan L.

      Nope, just bring your camera and be ready to have a good time.

      November 30, 2012

  • gretchen t.

    looking forward to this class!

    November 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tried so many time to revolution n pay but failed.. I m revolution now n bring check cod

    November 10, 2012

    • Alan L.

      Jackie, you can bring a check. No problem.

      November 10, 2012

  • Lynn D.

    This sounds great! I use Aperture3 and PS Elements, but I think I could follow the gist of it. Are you saying that you are going to use one shot from each of us in the class and convert it as a demonstration?

    October 3, 2012

    • Alan L.

      Yes, at least one shot. More if time permits.

      October 3, 2012

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