New Workshop: Monochromatic HDR in the Big Sur landscape

Friday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29, 2013—Sponsored by the Center for Photographic Art (CPA), Carmel, CA

Click here to register for the Monochromatic HDR in the Big Sur Landscape with Harold Davis workshop.

Workbench © Harold Davis

Workbench © Harold Davis

When folks think of HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography, they tend to have color imaging in mind. But the fact is that HDR techniques are just as applicable to monochromatic photography as to color.

In both cases, the point is to extend the dynamic range of the resulting image beyond what is normally seen in a single exposure—and, indeed, beyond normal human perception. When working in digital black and white, the tonal range is extended from the lightest lights to the darkest darks. This results in images with great graphical appeal that make for splendid monochromatic prints.

In this workshop, Master Photographer Harold Davis guides participants in both aspects of the monochromatic HDR process: shooting and post-processing.

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur © Harold Davis

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur © Harold Davis

Workshop participants will take advantage of Carmel and historic Monterey as well the glorious landscape of Big Sur, photographing subjects as varied as Bixby Bridge along Highway 1, Point Lobos, Mission Carmel, and more. In the classroom, hands-on guidance will explain techniques for extending dynamic range, monochromatic conversion methods, and best practices where the two technologies intersect.

In addition, the workshop will provide extensive coverage of the creative vision required to successfully create monochromatic HDR images as well as the workflow necessary to make art prints from this specialized image-making technique.

Under the Old Oak Tree © Harold Davis

Under the Old Oak Tree © Harold Davis

Tuition: $400 (CPA members); $450 (non-members)

Click here for more information, detailed curriculum, and registration.

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