A Way To Better Black& White


“It’s about mastering the use of a limited visual palette in such a way that you actually EXPAND your ability to express yourself.”

Jim Welninski

What others are saying:

After completing your Real Raw tutorials and webinars I have not used any profiles but my camera’s Real Raw profiles.


I think I am just beginning to see the value of a linear camera profile with no curve adjustments....What I like most about your Real RAW approach is that the colors are not over-saturated like they are when using a camera/Adobe profile.


I appreciate you so much. Your raw openness is inspiring. And your talent...wow!


I downloaded you Raw course today, went through the videos and all’s I can say is WOW!!...I took the same image into ACR and starting with the Real Raw file I made and applying your advice on editing I was able to get very close to my vision.


I cannot thank you enough. The new possibilities that you have opened up are terrific and very inspiring.


Included in this course!

Hours of Fully Interactive Learning

LIVE Online Webinar Classes

Hours of LIVE Online Education

Comprehensive Educational Videos

Hours of Video Instruction

Follow Along Work Files

Reference Tools

Color Wheels

Customizable Gamut Masks

Color Analysis Action Set

LUTs and 3DLC Presets

Default Reference Gradient

The 6 Principles PDF

Fully Interactive Color Harmony Builder

Plus, more fun and learning than you could pack into a college course!

Make Expressive Black and White Photos

As a photographic artist, you know that Black & White photography has its own special set of challenges. That’s because it’s about more than just 256 shades of gray. It’s about using tone and contrast in a compelling way. It’s about creating a visual roadmap for anyone that views your work. It’s about mastering the use of a limited visual palette in such a way that you actually expand your ability to express yourself. This course is a deep dive into those challenges. It’s not designed to simply overcome them. It’s designed to obliterate them!

Jim has been teaching this method in the classroom for years and has been internationally awarded for his own work. But it’s the students of Black and White Artistry who are the real stars. Several alumni have gone on to become award-winning photographers themselves. This approach is classroom tested and it delivers the goods!

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:

Creative Contrast

Think Like A Painter, Part One

Think Like A Painter, Classic Masters

Think Like A Painter, Modern Masters


Camera Profiles & LUTs, Part One

Camera Profiles & LUTs, Part Two

Camera Profiles & LUTs, Part Three

The RAW Stage

Integrating Photoshop


Useful Blend Modes

The Artful Use Of Contrast;  Why and How

The Artful Use Of Contrast; The RAW Tools

The Artful Use Of Contrast; Photoshop Tools & Techniques

The Artful Use Of Contrast; Structure and Application


The Artful Use Of Contrast: An Experiment

Multistage Glows: Building The Glow

Multistage Glows: Dealing With Noise

Multistage Glows: Final Workflow


What is Advanced Black and White Artistry?

Does this course cover the same material as the original Black & White Artistry?
Definitely NOT!
Nothing from the first course is repeated here. This is all new material that Jim has been perfecting for the past 2 years. If you already own Black & White Artistry, you’ll build on those skills and rocket your work to a whole new level.
6 hours of content?! What else is included?
  • 6+ Hours of Premium Video Content!
  • There are 18 videos included in this video training package.
  • There are 5 workflows in the course.
  • Also included are 19 work along images, 63 Camera Profiles, and Custom Brushes. 
  • The course includes comprehensive discussions of light, contrast, blend modes, noise reduction, glow building and detailing techniques, and a processing strategy that will give you a roadmap for success. You’ll get Jim’s unique insights and instruction as you learn the same approach he uses in his own work. Nothing is held back!
Program Requirements

The entire course is conducted in Adobe Camera RAW CC and Photoshop CC. In order to use the LUTs you will need a subscription to Abobe CC. No plugins or other software is used.

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Bonus Video 1 – Strategic Keys To Creative Contrast


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Bonus Video 2 – Think Like A Painter, Part 1


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