B&W Fine-Art Processing Workshop

Single Sea Stack, Black Sand Beach, Iceland : Canon 5D : EF 17-40mm (51mm) : 39 secs : f20 : Cokin Nuances ND10 and ND3 grad filters

Learn how to create stunning fine art B&W images in Camera Raw, Photoshop and Silver Effex Pro, utilising a range of professional processing techniques. You will be shown how to develop a comprehensive and flexible fine art processing workflow, that you can refine and personalise. This online course is designed for individuals who have an intermediate knowledge of photoshop and who wish to develop their post-processing skills further into the area of fine-art image processing.

The course provides creative insight into what constitutes a fine art B&W image. This will include an understanding of creative interpretation, photographic shoot previsualisation and optimising image exposure in advance of post-processing.

You will learn the key processing techniques in a logical, structured and easy to understand format. Both theory and practice will be included, ensuring that you are not simply learning the keystrokes and interface skills by rote. You will be encouraged to adopt these skills as second nature so that your creative interpretation remains uppermost at all times during your post-processing workflow. 

For each of these core techniques within the workflow, various alternative techniques will be demonstrated, providing the flexibility you will need, to tailor your workflow to the characteristics of the image. 

During the workshop, you will work on one of your own chosen images and will be taken through each of the fine art processing techniques in turn. You will leave the workshop with a comprehensive understanding of the skills required to create professional-quality fine art black and white images.

Workshop Details

Each module will consist of three 2.5 hour daily sessions over 5 days.

DAY 1: CREATIVE VISUALISATION AND RAW IMAGE PREPARATION

Creative theory of fine art photography

Learning to pre-visualise in advance of your shoots

Optimising your image capture while on location

Preparing your RAW images in preparation for fine art processing

DAY 2: B&W IMAGE CONVERSION AND OPTIMISATION

Dynamic range considerations

Defining the visual journey of the viewer

Using selections to paint with light

Creating depth, drama using layers, blend modes selective gradient masks

DAY 3: IMAGE REFINEMENT AND OPTIMISATION

Refining negative space to enhance a sense of mood

Selective sharpening and local tonal range increment adjustment

Vignette creation and spotlighting

Saving maintaining workflow information and archiving

WORKSHOP PRICE:

UK: £275. US: $340. Europe: €316

To check availability or for any questions, please e.mail me at david@davidrosenphotography.com

David Rosen