What others are saying about the course
You’ve inspired me and made me understand what vision is: something abstract made real through creative work. And you’ve taught me how to use tools and techniques that will make my vision come to life. You’ve taught me that I’m an artist who happens to use a camera.
Since I took your Black & White Master Class in Chicago I’ve used your photo processing techniques on some of my own work. It has come out beautifully. Your tutelage is second to none. You helped me in pursuing my vision and showed me the techniques I needed to perfect my work. I am proud to call you “mentor”.
Included in this course!
Make Dramatic Black and White Photos
Black and White Artistry is taught and proven in the classroom. This approach delivers the goods. Several alumni have gone on to become award-winning photographers themselves.
This course is designed to expand not only your skill but your vision for your own work as well. The possibilities that are about to be opened up to you are limited only by your imagination!
By themselves, tools are just that: tools. It’s how and why you use them that makes the difference. That’s what Jim will teach you in this course. Here’s some of what you’ll learn:
Curves and Levels
Adjustment Layers and Layer Masks
Making Custom Brushes
Preparing A RAW File
Black And White Conversions: The BAD
Black and White Conversions: The GREAT
Black and White Conversions: The AWESOME
A Tour Of Silver Efx Pro
Blending Exposures By Hand
Workflow Example: Dodging, Burning, and Other Goodies
Of Gradients, Masks, and Alpha Channels: Part 1
Of Gradients, Masks, and Alpha Channels: Part 2
Workflow Example: Lighting with the Gradient Tool
Creating Depth Cues
Workflow Example: Rondo – Creating Light
What is Black and White Artistry?
- There are 20 videos included in this video training package.
- Also included are 20 work along images, many with Jim’s complete layer-by-layer edit of that image. No secrets. Nothing is held back!
- The comprehensive nature of the course will give you a firm understanding of the skills needed to produce gallery-quality work.
The whole course is conducted in Photoshop. Silver Efx Pro and Color Efx Pro, which are part of the Nik Collection, are also occasionally used but they are not required to get the most of out the material.
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Download the Bonus Content
Take your Black and White photos to a whole new level!
All Educational Videos
Follow Along Images
You Own It!