Advanced LAB Color Seminar with Harold Davis



MIG Meeting Place

800 Hearst Avenue · Berkeley, CA

How to find us

We will be inverting color spaces and chortling with glee!

Location image of event venue


This full-day intensive post-production workshop is specifically intended to explore the creative possibilities inherent in the LAB color space within Photoshop. Some prior experience with Photoshop is a prerequisite (check with us if you are not sure you have the background to successfully attend). Learn about the glories of creative LAB color from one of its foremost and most creative practitioners!

Workshop limited to 14 attendees.

Tuition: $295.

Understanding the creative use of LAB color in Photoshop unlocks a vast treasure trove of under-utilized and under-explored possibilities. Truly one of the secrets of spectacular color in Photoshop, if you know how to work creatively with LAB color you will far ahead of the game in terms of getting the results you want from Photoshop.

This workshop explains the structure of LAB color, and demonstrates inversions and LAB equalizations for both image optimization and creative fun. You will learn how to combine Blending Modes with LAB equalizations for an unlimited and powerful palette.

This is information you will learn nowhere else. There will be ample time to experiment with adding LAB effects to your own work, with Harold's guidance and feedback.

Harold says, "When I discovered LAB color, and how to use what has been called 'the most powerful color space,' I knew I was on to one of the great secrets of Photoshop."

The Advanced LAB Color Seminar with Harold Davis covers:

• Understanding LAB Color

• LAB Color in Photoshop

• LAB Channel Inversions

• LAB Channel Equalizations

• Downloading, installing and using Harold's free LAB color action

• Combining adjustments with blending modes

• Creative LAB in a workflow

• Examples and case studies

• Using LAB in your own work for unique and powerful effects

About Harold Davis

Harold Davis is a well-known digital artist and award-winning professional photographer. He is the author of many photography books. His most recent titles are The Way of the Digital Photographer (Peachpit) and Monochromatic HDR Photography (Focal Press). His classic The Photoshop Darkroom is one of the only books to cover using creative LAB color effects in Photoshop in depth.

In addition to his activity as a bestselling book author, Harold is a featured columnist for He has been acknowledged as a Moab Master printmaker and is known as a Master Printer. His limited edition artist book Botanique was featured most recently in Fine Art Printing, the only magazine devoted exclusively to fine art photographic printmaking. Harold’s work is widely collected, licensed by art publishers, and has appeared in numerous magazines and other publications.

Harold’s technique and destination photography workshops to such diverse locations as Paris, France; Heidelberg, Germany; and the ancient Bristlecone Pines of the eastern Sierra Nevada are widely popular and usually sell out quickly.

Harold is a Zeiss Camera Lens Ambassador.

You can learn more about Harold Davis and his work on his website, ( Harold’s blog can be found at .

What some folks have said about Harold Davis workshops:

“A great artist and speaker!”

“Harold is genuine, generous, and gracious – He has a world of knowledge and expertise that he loves to share – his wonderful books show his monumental talents and skill set- his workshops shows the depth of his connecting with others in a very real and personal way.”

“Awesome! He patiently addressed questions from the audience, which contained photographers of all levels, molding his answers to the level of understanding for each of us. His presentations covered a wonderful range of technical knowledge as well as emphasizing the need for images to have an emotional quality. The images he shares are breathtaking and he is generous in sharing many facets of how he captures such beauty.”

“Not all photographers are good verbal communicators. Harold is someone who can DO and TEACH. A rare combination of talents.”


“He was very giving of his talents and time. The course was very organized and thorough. Loved it! Learned so much!”

“Very creative and a marvelous instructor.”