Craft of Black & White in the Digital Era

Monochromatic photography looks back to the glorious aesthetics of the classical era of film photography. At the same time, the world has moved on and revolutionary advances in technology have made black & white photography and printmaking more powerful and relevant than ever.

Join two of the leading contemporary masters of digital black & white photography, Harold Davis and Vincent Versace, for an absolutely unique hands-on workshop in Berkeley, California on Saturday, March 10, 2012 covering the entire black & white workflow from shooting through processing and creating museum-quality prints.

Don’t miss this opportunity. Reserve your space while there is still room. Click here for more information and registration.

Nautilus in Black & White

Nautilus in Black & White © Harold Davis

Full Day Workshop with Vincent Versace & Harold Davis

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from two of the masters of contemporary monochromatic photography. Vincent Versace is the author of From Oz to Kansas: Almost Every Black & White Technique Known to Man and Harold Davis is the author of Creative Black & White: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (in addition to other bestselling books from both master photographers). Click here for more information and registration.

Topics covered in this workshop will include:

  • The monochromatic vision: learning to see the world in black & white
  • The craft of digital black & white
  • Digital black & white workflow
  • Monochromatic conversion in Lightroom
  • Nik Silver Efex 2
  • Working in Photoshop to perfect your black & white images
  • Monochromatic HDR
  • Tips & techniques from both Harold Davis and Vincent Versace
  • Making fine black & white prints
  • Making fine black & white prints with Perfect Resize 7 by onOne Software

In addition, there will be time for individual portfolio reviews (plan to bring no more than six black & white prints or six images in JPEG format on a USB drive).

Workshop fee includes a finger-licking BBQ lunch from Everett & Jones. Vegetarian dishes and salads will also be served.

Choosing the Path by Harold Davis

Choosing the Path © Harold Davis

Who is this workshop for?

If you are interested in black & white photography and would like to take your work to the next level this is a rare opportunity to perfect your technique and be inspired by two legendary photographers and teachers! This workshop is primarily intended for serious amateurs and professionals who already have some experience with digital black & white photography.

Where: MIG Meeting Place, 800 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710
When: Saturday March 10, 2012, 9:30AM
Tuition: The cost of the workshop is $395 including BBQ lunch. Workshop limited to 25 participants.
What to bring: Your camera, tripod (if you have one), six black & white images (prints or JPEGs), a laptop loaded with Photoshop and Nik Silver Efex if you want to follow along with the presentations (free trial versions of software are available for download).

Registration: Click here for more information and registration.

About Vincent Versace

Vincent Versace is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts and Entertainment, the Shellenberg fine art award, a four-time nominee to the Photoshop Hall of Fame, and is the author of the best selling book Welcome to Oz, the first edition of which was chosen as Shutterbug magazine’s best how to book of the year. Versace is a member of the Epson Stylus Pros, a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, an Xrite Colorotti, Lexar Elite Photographer, and an American Photo Magazine Mentor Trek and Master Class instructor.

About Harold Davis

Harold Davis is an award-winning professional photographer and widely recognized as one of the leading contemporary photographers. He is the author of more than 30 books, including Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis (Focal Press), The Photoshop Darkroom 2: Creative Digital Transformations (Focal Press), and The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post-Processing(Focal Press).

Harold is the author of the Creative Photography series from Wiley Publishing.

“Harold Davis’s Creative Photography series is a great way to start a photography library”—Daniel Fealko, PhotoFidelity.

The Creative titles include: Creative Landscapes: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Lighting: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Portraits: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Black & White: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Composition: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Night: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Close-Ups: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley). He’s also written a book on the fundamentals of exposure, Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers (O’Reilly Media).

Click here for more information and registration.

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