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

Blend If



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

Custom Glows

Custom Vignettes


Workflow Example: Rondo – Creating Light


What is Black and White Artistry?

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

    PDF Documentation 

    Follow Along Images

    You Own It!