B&W Digital Conversion

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This workshop will demonstrate the various methods available to digital photographers for converting a color image into a black & white image, using the tools available in Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Nik Silver Efex Pro, and George DeWolfe's PercepTool plug-in for Photoshop.

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

May 8 2011 8:00 AM   through   12:00 PM
2015 J. Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95811
United States
Phone: 916-441-2341
Members $ 75.00
Non-Members $ 125.00

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