EDITING – BLACK AND WHITE WORKFLOW
Learning how to process back and white images, in order to give them that punch that will make people look more than once at an image is essential for any photographer.
Over the last few years Matt has been asked many times about the secrets, tips and tricks that he uses in his black and white processing techniques. His answer to this question is simple. There is no secret.
Matt goes on to explain:
“The processing of images is not a subject that you can just talk about over the phone. I also know that I have lost the will to live when watching online tutorials in the past! So much so that I just decided to teach myself.
“I have shot film all of my life and I have always struggled with trying to make a digital file work in black and white. When digital first came along I discovered that no longer can you take a great black and white photograph in camera. You can only create a great black and white image if you discover the correct conversion techniques.
“I spent a year perfecting my own black and white processing techniques using Adobe Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro so that I could gain that film style look and feel.”
With the infamous Matthew Hart leading this course, you will be shown how Matt concentrates his mind on his own black and white editing workflow using Adobe Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro to produce a raft of great images.
As well as learning from Matt, we have created a unique addendum to this great workshop. We are knowledgeable in the arena of wet film processing techniques and, without diminishing any aspect of Matt’s workshop, the last section of this workshop will demonstrate how a digital image can be transformed into a negative, ready for wet processing with an enlarger.
This may appear to be a strange consideration in this digital age, but, this side of processing can help you to produce hi-resolution, crisp and popping images as a unique print for display or sale.
Once we discovered Matt’s unique course on using a black and white workflow, we decided to ask him if he could use our studios for his own workshop.
We were delighted that he said yes!
But, and this is a caveat, if you wish to attend a workshop in order to be inspired by Matt, and to learn from him, then please, book into a workshop. If, however, you wish to learn how to emulate Matt and his work, we ask that you think twice before booking onto the course. We are not into the game of creating poor clones of Mathew Hart, Vivien Mair, Bill Brandt, Ansell Adams or anyone else.
You can attend these workshops without a laptop and the required software. Bringing along a pen and a notepad, or a tablet, for taking notes is preferred by most past attendees. If you do choose to bring in your laptop then it is a great advantage to have Adobe Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro loaded and ready to go.
These workshops do not just deal with post production techniques but it will help you to see an image in black and white before you shoot. This will greatly enhance your black and white photography in the future.
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