[Udemy] Dramatic Black and White Photography in the Digital Age
Dramatic Black and White Photography in the Digital Age

Dramatic Black and White Photography in the Digital Age

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Course Description

Are you a black and white photography lover? Immerse yourself in the timeless, cinematic world of black and white images. Gain understanding of the black and white principles - learn why certain images are successful when converted to monochrome while others are suddenly losing their initial impact. "Seeing in black and white" is essential to produce meaningful, impressive black and white photographs. If you have tried to simply turn your colour images to monochrome by hitting a single button on your computer, you were most probably disappointed with the results. Black and white photography is an art. The creative process it involves is an unique journey that unfolds as you progress along the path. We have designed the "Dramatic Black and White Photography in the Digital Age" course as a map to help you move with confidence and avoid common pitfalls. We know from our own experience how frustrating Photoshop work can be if you play the "trial and error" game. To start with - this

course is packed with high quality supporting materials (14 high resolution TIFF files), they are downloadable and ready for you to use and speed up the learning process. The "hands-on" tutorial part of the course is based on the provided image base, you don't have to waste time searching for suitable images. By following along the complete, explained step by step edits you will discover all the ins and outs of the professional black and white creative process. We will teach you how to work effectively, in a non-destructive way, how to take intelligent creative decisions and get the results you always dreamed of. Join this course, download the supporting files and experience the magic of black and white universe!

What you will learn

You will understand the core principles behind b&w conversion and successfully apply them in your own artwork using a whole range of the most powerful and flexible b&w conversion techniques You will learn how to evaluate tonal range in your images with the Histogram Tool and use it as a basic reference in your workflow You will master the most effective and flexible Photoshop tool in terms of photo editing - The Curves Tool You will learn how to fix common issues in photographs such as "flat" images, washed out sky, eyes in the shadow, low contrast, lack of definition, lack of details and texture You will learn how to blend multiple adjustments in a seamless way in one image with help of masking techniques You will be working in "non-destructive" way with Adjustment Layers to massively speed up your workflow You will gain understanding of how RGB additive color model works and apply this knowledge in your work You will learn useful techniques to pick out details and in an intelligent way sharpen selected areas within the frame You will learn how to massively improve your images by applying targeted adjustments in a few simple steps You will achieve stunning results with your images and develop your artistic skills

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction

Section 2: Everything You always wanted to know about B&W

Section 3: Simple One Step B&W Conversion Techniques

Section 4: Basic Photo Editing Tools to Evaluate your Images

Section 5: Advanced B&W Conversion Techniques

Section 6: Master the Most Powerful Editing Tools to Enhance Your Images

Section 7: "Hands-on" Full Edits explained step by step

Section 8: Thank You!