How to think monochrome and what that means. How to use texture, pattern, lines, shape and form as essential elements to good Black & White photographs. Simple lighting and conversion techniques that can make faces glow or feel ominous and give your Black & White portraits a ton of impact.
How to use light and shadow to enhance your Black & White photos How exposure differs when thinking about Black & White vs. color. That not all scenes are suitable for Black & White and how to avoid certain color combinations don’t have enough contrast or distinction between shades.
Refund and Cancellation policy I must receive notice of your cancellation in writing, at which time I offer the following refunds: 60 days or more before workshop: Full workshop refund. 59 to 30 days before workshop: 50% of workshop cost. 29 or fewer days before workshop: no refund.
We will start with a two-hour classroom session where we will go over the principles of Black & White photography and get you thinking monochrome. Then we will get out and shoot at a couple of locations that are well suited to Black & White images. I’ll be looking over your shoulder as you shoot, offering tips for better composition. In the afternoon we will be back in the classroom to learn about converting photos in Lightroom using photos you made in the morning. We will also have a gentle critique of the photos you shot so you’ll know what you did right and what you need to work on in the future.
Whether you are photographing people, landscapes or cityscapes, knowing how to look for shape, form, contrast, texture and pattern within a strong composition is what makes for exciting Black & White images.
Beginning with field craft and ‘pre-visualisation’ you will be shown the subjects that make perfect black and white photographs and the techniques in composition and camera technique that give you the digital flies needed.
There are two reasons to shoot black and white photography. One reason is because you think it looks old fashioned and it’s a cool effect. A better reason to shoot black and white photography is because of the lessons it can teach you. Black and White Photography teaches you about values. We’re not talking about ethical values but the value in a monotone sense where color is taken out of the picture and we can focus on value as a single element.
If you must forfeit your workshop fee I will refund your full payment if I can fill your spot. I will also issue you a credit to be used on another workshop within the next year.
This is a Master Class and for this reason the group will be limited to 4 photographers to maximise your 1 to 1 time working with Paul. If you have wanted to expand you black and white photography with a master in this field, then this workshop that is a must!
I probably shot 7,000 rolls of Black & White film before shooting 100 rolls of color back in the day as a newspaper photographer. I still see and think Black & White and then my mind adds color to the scene, which is why many of my images have a strong graphic component.
In this workshop you will learn how to adjust your perception and learn how to visualize a monochrome scene.
Paul often says the digital file is just the beginning of the black and white photographic journey and it is when you get back to your computer that the other half of the journey commences. Paul will pass on all of his digital darkroom and print making skills and show you the steps he has devised that will give you prints that will have with that darkroom look.
Based in the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District which has been one of Paul’s ‘doorstep locations’ for all his photographic career, Paul will leave no stone unturned when it comes to the subject he has pursued for over thirty years.
Histograms break down the value of a photograph. Once you understand value you can use it to create stark contrasts or to create soft, subtle compositions. Value in the photography world really just translates to light. If you have a heavily lighted photography it is high on the value scale. If you have a low lighted photograph then it is low on the value scale.
Photography Workshop – Lake District – Black & White Master Class
This is a workshop that will involve both time out in amazing locations hand picked by Paul and also time back at our base looking at what you have photographed and making exhibition quality prints of your work.
No partial refunds are made for unused portions or services of a workshop. Workshops are sold as a package only.
Register now Early registration $149.00 USDReturning client $129.00 USDRegular registration $169.00 USD
Black and White Photography in the Digital Era (free video) Black and White Landscapes (free video)
Location: Loren’s Office, 52 W. Main St., Somerville, NJ Number of participants: Limited to 10
Ansel Adams understood the dynamics of black and white photography along with other essential elements and principals of design and photography. A part of this could be that he didn’t meddle with color, since we often get distracted by color and loose the value of the composition. To truly understand composition shooting black and white photography is something you have to try as not just an “effect”, but as a teaching tool.
To mark the release of Paul Gallagher’s third book ‘Exploring Black and White Photography, A Master Class’, aspect2i have created this workshop to do just that, the art of making beautifully crafted monochrome images and prints.
For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or call us on 0345 505 1455.
If a workshop is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of any money paid, but I’d have to be on my deathbed before I’d cancel.
High value is white and low value is black, you can see below a visual representation of value scale.
DateMon 26th Nov – Wed 28th Nov 2018LocationLake DistrictVenueCrow Park Hotel, KeswickLeaderPaul GallagherPrice£895.00Deposit£179.00
Consistently making a beautiful Black & White photo requires more than just clicking a button in your computer or making a menu selection in your camera. It is a thought process from inception to output of your final image.
This workshop is limited to 10 people to assure you get plenty of personal attention.
$169 Regular registration $149 early registration by March 1 $129 if you have taken a previous workshop with Loren Fisher
Black and White photography workshop where you’ll learn to create beautiful Black & White photographs.