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What others are saying about the course

You’ve inspired me and made me understand what vision is: something abstract made real through creative work. And you’ve taught me how to use tools and techniques that will make my vision come to life. You’ve taught me that I’m an artist who happens to use a camera.

Barb

Since I took your Black & White Master Class in Chicago I’ve used your photo processing techniques on some of my own work. It has come out beautifully. Your tutelage is second to none. James

You helped me in pursuing my vision and showed me the techniques I needed to perfect my work. I am proud to call you “mentor”.

Federica

Included in this course!

Comprehensive Videos

Hours of Content

Follow Along Work Files

Make Dramatic Black and White Photos

Black and White Artistry is taught and proven in the classroom. This approach delivers the goods. Several alumni have gone on to become award-winning photographers themselves.

This course is designed to expand not only your skill but your vision for your own work as well. The possibilities that are about to be opened up to you are limited only by your imagination!

By themselves, tools are just that: tools. It’s how and why you use them that makes the difference. That’s what Jim will teach you in this course. Here’s some of what you’ll learn:

Curves and Levels

Adjustment Layers and Layer Masks

Making Custom Brushes

Preparing A RAW File

Black And White Conversions: The BAD

 

Black and White Conversions: The GREAT

Black and White Conversions: The AWESOME

A Tour Of Silver Efx Pro

Blend If

Quickmask

 

Blending Exposures By Hand

Workflow Example: Dodging, Burning, and Other Goodies

Of Gradients, Masks, and Alpha Channels: Part 1

Of Gradients, Masks, and Alpha Channels: Part 2

Workflow Example: Lighting with the Gradient Tool

 

Creating Depth Cues

Custom Glows

Custom Vignettes

Finishing

Workflow Example: Rondo – Creating Light

 

What is Black and White Artistry?

Why are there 2 Editions?
The Standard Edition is a complete, in-depth exploration of the creation of dramatic Black and White Photography for anyone who wants to take their black and white work to the next level. The skills you’ll learn with this edition will absolutely set your work apart.
The Extended Edition is for those who really want to give their creative batteries a jolt. The tutorials in this edition are heavily focused on the creative process, tracking the development of a photograph from inception to completion. A study of this intensity isn’t for everyone and these tutorials take much more time and effort to produce, which is why there is a standard edition at a lower price.
4.5 Hours of Premium Video Content!
  • There are 20 videos included in this video training package.
  • Also included are 20 work along images, many with Jim’s complete layer-by-layer edit of that image. No secrets. Nothing is held back!
  • The comprehensive nature of the course will give you a firm understanding of the skills needed to produce gallery-quality work.
Program Requirements

The whole course is conducted in Photoshop. Silver Efx Pro and Color Efx Pro, which are part of the Nik Collection, are also occasionally used but they are not required to get the most of out the material.

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Take your Black and White photos to a whole new level!

Black and White Artistry
$87/$147 Retail
  •     All Educational Videos

  •     PDF Documentation 

  •     Follow Along Images

  •     You Own It!