Perfecting Your Digital Black & White Photography and Prints | February

Perfecting Your Digital Black & White Photography and Prints

Date  |  Saturday February 24, 2018

Time  |  10AM – 5PM

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC)

1070 Bannock St.,  Denver, CO 80204

Cost  |  $210 Non-Member   $189 Members

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. Also discussed are 32-bit HDR shooting, post-production, and printing methods and hybrid film to digital print techniques. The digital printing process is covered in detail and you will have an opportunity to create, 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, 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
  • 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
  • Lightroom and Photoshop Software
  • Laptop with Power Cord