Black and White Photography Essentials
|Colour is such a strong element in photography, that it can often “steal the limelight” from other elements such as texture, tone, pattern and shape. Being able to “see in Black and White” takes a bit of practice, but the ability to craft a high-impact monochrome image will certainly add a feather to your cap! The workshop will include a classroom session, a number of practical activities incorporating the beautiful local scenery, and a post-processing demonstration using Photoshop.
|Experience level: Intermediate
Max. participants: 5
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $200 (tea/coffee, light refreshments and worksheets included)
Location: Bright, Victoria (Venue TBC)
|What topics will be covered?
||• Composing for Black and White photography
• Simplifying the scene
• The importance of contrast
• Achieving monochrome shots in-camera
• Shadows, reflections and silhouettes
• Assessing whether an image works best in colour or monochrome
• Processing in Black and White
|What should you bring?
||• Your DSLR / mirrorless camera
• Fully charged battery (and a spare if available)
• A spare memory card
• A sturdy tripod (optional, but recommended)
• Remote shutter release (optional, but recommended)
• Polarising filter and ND Filters (optional, but recommended)
• Your camera’s instruction manual (essential)
• Suitable clothing for the weather forecast (please check! It gets very cold here!)
• Sturdy, comfortable shoes
• Notepad and pen
To be released post COVID-19 pandemic
Note: a camera with manual settings, and a good understanding of those settings
(ISO, aperture and shutter speed) are pre-requisites for this Workshop.
If you need assistance with the camera basics, please consider joining me for my “Photography Basics“ course first.