Digital Black & White Workshop

Please consider joining me for a hands-on black and white weekend workshop in beautiful Carmel, California, from Friday October 14 through Sunday, October 16, 2011 under the auspices of the Center for Photographic Art (CPA).

This workshop will examine the craft and vision of digital monochrome in the context of your own work. Field sessions will teach participants how to best see the world monochromatically. We will explore the craft of shooting for black and white in a world-class location that has undeniable associations with the history of black and white photography.

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur © Harold Davis

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur © Harold Davis

Here’s some more information about the workshop—you can also check out the CPA website. Registration is $350 for CPA members ($400 for non-members).

Digital Black & White: Vision and Craft with Harold Davis
October 14th (6:00 – 9:00 pm)
October 15th (9:00 am – 7:30 pm)
October 16th (9:30 am – 4:30 pm)
Sunset Center
Carmel, CA

Monochromatic imagery is deeply tied to the history of photography, and indeed some people only recognize photography as art if it is in black and white. However, in today’s digital photography world, digital sensors “see” the world in color by capturing RGB data—even if the resulting exposure is converted in the camera or computer to monochrome.

This paradox gives rise to a new way of approaching black and white photography. How do we see monochromatically in a post-film world? What kinds of imagery work best in digital black and white? How should you prepare for photography if you know your work will be presented monochromatically?

This hands-on workshop will examine the craft and vision of digital monochrome in the context of each participant’s own work. Field sessions will teach participants how to best see the world monochromatically. We will explore the craft of shooting for black and white in a world-class location that has undeniable associations with the history of black and white photography.

Classroom sessions will demystify the monochromatic conversion workflow, and explain monochromatic conversion techniques including in-camera conversion, RAW conversion, Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop adjustments, the “Ansel Adams” effect using Photoshop’s Channel Mixer, and Nik’s Silver Efex Pro.

Nautilus by Harold Davis

Nautilus © Harold Davis

An optional night photo shoot on the Big Sur Coast is included. Price, including lunch: Members: $350. Non-Members: $400. Workshop is limited to 16 participants.

About the Instructor
Master photographer Harold Davis is the author of Creative Black & White: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), which has been the number one selling black and white photography book on Amazon for more than a year. He is the author of many other bestselling photography books, including Creative Landscapes: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley) and The Photoshop Darkroom series from Focal Press. Harold is a contributing author at Photo.net, and writes the popular Photoblog 2.0. Harold’s workshops and presentations are highly acclaimed, with many of his workshops selling out quickly.
Click here for workshop schedule, what to bring, and registration (scroll to the bottom of the page).

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