Perfecting Your Digital Black & White Photography and Prints | April

Perfecting Your Digital Black & White Photography and Prints

Date  |  Saturdays April 18 & 25, 2020

Time  |  10AM – 5PM

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC)

1070 Bannock St.,  Denver, CO 80204

Cost  |  $384 Non-Member   $348 Members + $45 materials fee for all participants

Instructor  |  Frank Varney

Skill Level  |  Beginning to Advanced – some previous Lightroom or Photoshop experience required

This workshop explores how to create black and white photographs and prints that are equal to or better than those produced on traditional film and paper by using a digital workflow designed to optimize quality. Topics covered include conversion techniques using both Lightroom and Photoshop and digital toning methods that mimic traditional chemistry toning. The digital printing process and color management is covered in detail and you will have an opportunity to process and print your own images during the workshop in the CPAC printing lab. Students should provide their own laptops and DSLR cameras. If you do not have any of these items please let us know as we have a few that can be provided. Printing paper is included in the workshop.

Workshop Topics:

  • Why a consistent individualized workflow is critical for quality
  • RAW vs. JPEG
  • Using Lightroom’s new monochrome image profiles
  • Converting color tones to monochromatic tones using color adjustments
  • Color capture to black and white conversion techniques with Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Black and White digital toning techniques
  • Increasing dynamic range with Photo Merge
  • Image processing and corrections with Lightroom and Photoshop
  • How to calibrate your monitor and soft proof image files for consistent results
  • Ink Jet printing from Lightroom and Photoshop
  • How to find, install, and use printing profiles
  • Ink Jet Paper types and selection

Required Equipment:

  • Digital Camera
  • Current version Lightroom Classic and Photoshop software
  • Laptop with Power Cord