There are a multitude of methods by which a black & white image can be created from a digital color file, including desaturation, grayscale conversion, channel mixing, and L*A*B conversion. In addition to these basic techniques, the digital photographer now has available various software programs—either as stand alone programs or as plug-ins to Lightroom and/or Photoshop—to more carefully control the final black & white image.
The results from each of the different techniques will be compared using a limited number of color files so that the differences can be easily evaluated, and the converted images printed.
This highly concentrated 4-hour workshop is limited to 12 lucky attendees. Register today!
Your Instructor: David L. Robertson
I have been interested in photography since college, where I learned how to develop my own negatives and to print black and white images. My photographs tend to reflect strong graphical elements and simplicity; regardless of subject matter. They have been described by NYC photographer and friend—Jay Maisel—as reflecting solitude, without loneliness. I have previously taught more than a dozen workshops on Lightroom, Photoshop, printing and B&W conversion at Viewpoint and at various photography groups in the Sacramento region. I have also had several solo and group exhibits of my photographs, including a solo exhibit at the Pence Gallery in Davis (January 2008), a group exhibit at Viewpoint (May 2009), and a two-person exhibit in Roseville (May 2010). Another two-person exhibit is scheduled for the Grants Pass Museum of Art in Oregon (October 2011).
You can learn more about David, and see additional photographs, at his Web site: DLRobertsonPhotography.com