The Art of Black and White Photography

79 USD
  Curs on-line
Predare in limba: Engleza

Many of the most powerful, memorable and effective photographs are black and white images. With digital photography though, you can no longer take a great black and white photograph, ... but you can create one. That's what this course is all about.

So if you're confused about which black and white conversion techniques to use, unsure about how to adjust the tonal range and balance of your images, want to make more of your black and white portraits, and you want to learn how to tone your black and white images, this course is for you.


Until October 31st you can sign up for The Art of Black and White Photograph for just $47! 

Click here to automatically apply this discount or use the coupon code October_47 when you enrol.

What are you going to learn?

  • You're going to learn how to use a range of powerful, flexible and non-destructive black and white conversion techniques. You're will learn which are the most useful and powerful, when to use one technique rather than another, and which techniques to avoid (and why).
  • You will learn how to evaluate the tonal range and tonal balance of an image, and then how to make global and selective changes using adjustment layers, selections, masks and the Curves tool: four of Photoshop's most powerful tools and techniques. 
  • You'll then learn how to use these tools and techniques to overcome some of the unique problems you'll face when converting your portraits to black and white, including how to delineate your subject from the background, how to work with skin tones to maximise detail or smooth your subject's skin, and how to enhance your subject's eyes. 
  • You'll learn how to add unique and complex tones that will really bring your black and white images to life.
  • You're going to learn how to embed all of these tools and techniques into a flexible, powerful and repeatable workflow.

But this isn't just a course about post-production and Photoshop: each video will also enable you to develop the skills you need to create not only technically optimal images, but ones that are aesthetically striking too.

When you create a black and white image, pressing the shutter is just the start. Sign up for The Art of Black and White Photography and take the next step now.

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If you have a slow internet connection, or want to take this course with you on your laptop, smartphone or other portable device, sign up and download all the videos and other course materials now.

Structura cursului

SECTION 1: Getting started
Lecture 1: Promo video (02:49)
Lecture 2: Lecture Slides (31 slides)
92 MB
Lecture 3:
Lecture images (28 files)

SECTION 2: Black and white conversion techniques: Part one
Lecture 4: Black and White conversion techniques, an introduction (17:01)
Lecture 5: The twin Hue/Saturation black and white conversion method (13:44)

SECTION 3: Black and white conversion techniques: Advanced methods
Lecture 6: Converting to black and white using the Channel Mixer (22:08)
Lecture 7: Converting to black and white using the Calculations method (05:33)
Lecture 8: Converting to black and white using the Black and White tool (13:55)
Lecture 9: Converting to black and white using the Camera Raw plugin (17:14)

SECTION 4: Enhancing tonal range and contrast
Lecture 10: Enhancing tonal range and contrast, an introduction (33:00)
Lecture 11: Enhancing tonal range and contrast using the Curves tool (27:25)
Lecture 12:
Masking: Selective adjustments and blending conversion techniques

SECTION 5: Black and white portraiture
Lecture 13: Black and white portraiture, an introduction (14:10)
Lecture 14: Working with detail and skin tones (22:27)
Lecture 15: Enhancing your subject's eyes (16:14)
Lecture 16: Converting a portrait to black and white using Lab Color mode (18:59)

SECTION 6: Toning and colorizing your black and white images
Lecture 17: Toning and colorizing a black and white image (19:40)
Lecture 18: Advanced toning techniques (34:25)

SECTION 7: Conclusion
Lecture 19: Conclusion (00:45)