Take your photography to the next level and rediscover the art of black and white photography!
This class is a great introduction to black and white photography covering everything from camera settings to the work of inspiring masters of this medium and everything in-between. You will learn how to read and use histograms as well as choosing the correct file type. You will be fine-tuning your understanding of exposure and getting yourself acquainted with the magic of black & white.
What Will You Learn?
Fine-tune your understanding of exposure and composition in relation to its conversion to monochrome
Learn how to seamlessly convert your color images to black and white using the least destructive methods
Discover how to create powerful and engaging black and white images using professional composition techniques
How Will You Learn?
This course has been carefully designed by Andrew Gibson, who is a renowned photographer and writter. The course consists of 20 online lessons and 2 practical projects.
Get the knowledge you need from 20 easy-to-read lessons
Develop your skills by practicing from the exercises and projects
Get feedback and support from your dedicated tutor
My interest in photography began when my parents bought me a Ricoh KR-10m camera over 20 years ago. Since that day I progressed from colour negative to slide and black and white film and finally to digital, when I bought my first digital SLR, an EOS 350D, in 2006. During that time I’ve taken photos in over 60 countries, studied for a degree in photography and worked as Technical Editor for EOS magazine. Now I’m a freelance writer and I make a living writing about photography. In recent years I’ve lived in the UK, China and New Zealand, which is now my home. My clients include EOS magazine, Craft & Vision, Digital Photography School and Focal Press.
Cameras: Canon 5D Mark 2, EOS 40D
Lenses: Canon 17-40 4L, 85 1.8, 50 1.4
Flash: Canon 580 EX II Speedlite
Filters: Circular Polarizer, Nine stop ND
Computer: Macbook Pro
Software: Lightroom 5
Bag: Lowepro Slingshot
When does the course start?
Whenever you want! This course is provided online so you can start whenever you like. There is no rigid academic calendar.
How long do I have to complete the course?
Take as much time as you need! You have lifetime access to the course and there are no hard deadlines for completing the course from start to finish. You can pursue the course at a pace that is the right for you.
What if I don't like the course?
There is no risk for you! The course has been specifically designed to provide you the best experience. If for whatever reason you are not happy with our course, simply email us within 7 days of your enrollment and we will refund your money.
Do I have the right gear?
For this course, you should have a camera that you can set in B&W (ideally a DSLR). You will learn also how to use an editing software for B&W photography. If you are unsure just ask us!