Black and White Photography: It’s All About Tones (Philadelphia, PA)
When: Friday, March 22, 2012, at noon to Sunday, March 24, at approximately 3:00 pm
Where: Philadelphia, PAHotel: The Hampton Inn, Philadelphia, Pa
Instructor: Brian J Zwit and Elliot Stern, and Keith Ervin
Registration Fee: $450.00
With the victory of digital imaging over film, many photographers thought that the era of black and white photography had come to an end. It was simply impossible to create true, neutral black and white images with the equipment available at that time. However, black and white photography is currently undergoing a renaissance as a result of improvements in software and printers. We can now create black and white images that rival silver halide images.
In Black and White Photography: It’s All About Tones, you will learn how to take and create stunning black and white digital images. You will learn and practice how to choose an appropriate subject, compose your image, calculate exposure, and convert your color digital images to black and white. The workshop includes classroom instruction, field work in downtown Philadelphia and the surrounding area, and practice in the digital darkroom.
Philadelphia offers some incredible subjects for you to hone your black and white skills. Your instructors, Brian Zwit and Elliot Stern, & Keith Ervin (in our instructor pages) will take you, among other places, to the Eastern State Penitentiary to photograph the old prison, the waterfront to capture the excitement and beauty of the harbor as well as downtown Philadelphia, and two local parks for outdoor work. Philadelphia is very historic city and offers some wonderful opportunities to photograph great sculptures and architecture. You will love the tones that all of this great subject matter will produce.
In addition, you will learn how to convert your images from color to black and white using Photoshop, Aperture, Lightroom, & Capture one and Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro plugin and learn about the different options available to you for printing and presenting your black and white images.
Admission costs and donations to our shooting locations are included in the registration fee.
****Blue Ridge Workshops has negotiated a special room rate with the Hampton Inn for the workshop of $139.95 per night plus taxes. To get this special rate, please tell the hotel that you are with Blue Ridge Photography Workshops when you call to make a reservation. You can make reservations directly with the hotel by calling (215) 665-9100