Creative Black & White | Part 2: Black and White Conversion

What: Creative Black & White (Part 2): Black and White Conversion

When: Tuesday May 26, 2020 at 10am PT. Duration between one and two hours, including Q&A

Where: On your computer or mobile device from anywhere via Zoom. Zoom authenticated registration and a tuition payment of $19.95 are required for enrollment. You must register in advance. The Registration link is No new sessions are currently scheduled. We will schedule a new session as soon as possible. Recordings of previous sessions available on YouTube with a time delay for light editing.

Details: In this detailed presentation, Harold Davis explains overall best practices for a digital black & white workflow. Attention will be paid to a variety of conversion techniques, including Lightroom and Photoshop presets, OnOne Photo RAW, Topaz B&W Effects, Nik Silver Efex, and the channel mixer and LAB color conversions in Photoshop. Strategies for putting all these techniques together in the digital analog to the zone system will be explained.There will be ample time for Q&A.

Harold Davis is the author of highly-acclaimed books about black & white digital  photography, including Creative Black & White 2d Edition from Rocky Nook and The Photographer’s Black & White Handbook from Monacelli Press. Harold’s digital black and white work has been compared to that of Ansel Adams.

Tuition: The tuition for this webinar is $19.95, and requires prior registration. Seating (on a first come, first served basis) is limited. You must register via Zoom to be enrolled in this webinar! The Registration link is

A lightly-edited recording of this Webinar will be posted following a time delay on our YouTube channel,

Nautilus in Black and White

Nautilus in Black and White © Harold Davis

Structure and advance assignment (optional): Harold notes: “I’m teaching the second live webinar in the Creative Black and White series on Tuesday, May 26 at 10am PT. Here’s the registration link. I’ve decided to take a chance and try something different with this webinar. So I will make some images live on camera, using materials that are easy to find while sheltering in place. That way, you can see what I am doing, and ask questions if you’d like.

“Next, I will show how I convert the captures I have just made to become monochromatic images. My suggestion (although it is only a suggestion of course, and you don’t have to do it to get information from the webinar) is that you prepare in advance by making your own photographs in line with the assignments. I find I always learn more by being active as opposed to passively listening.”

Click here for the details about the structure and advance assignment.

About Harold Davis: Harold Davis is a bestselling author of many books, including Creative Garden Photography from Rocky Nook, which can now be pre-ordered. He is the developer of a unique technique for photographing flowers for transparency, a Moab Master, and a Zeiss Ambassador. He is an internationally known photographer and a sought-after workshop leader. His website is