Photo by Vicent Versace
Creating Stunning Black and White Imagery with Vincent Versace (Weekend-Intensive)
- September 7, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- September 8, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- September 9, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
For most of us the love affair with the black and white image started with a film captured and silver printed image. The goal, today, is to take that which we fell in love with of film photography and apply it to digital photography. Where the once impossible in the analog world becomes merely an opinion in the digital world.
In this weekend workshop, Vincent Workshop will apply his techniques based upon his best-selling book, From Oz to Kansas: Almost Every Black and White Conversion Technique Known to Man, in effort to help students produce stunning black and white images. After a Friday session meet-and-greet, Saturday will be spent out in the field and in the studio, taking photographs of models. Here, students will spend time in a Sunbounce cage, discovering the tools that Vincent uses to arrive at his award-winning images. Moving into the digital lab on Sunday, Vincent will instruct students how to convert images to back and white. A multitude of topics will be explored, including global de-saturation, LAB conversions, split channel conversions, black and white adjustment layers, gradient tool, and mid-tone contouring. Students will also enjoy learning printmaking skills with Vincent using an Epson printer.
Designed as a creative adventure for photographers at all levels, participants will leave the workshop armed with a new set of photographic skills that will help them create extraordinary black and white images for their portfolio. All equipment will be provided, but please bring your own camera.
This course will be taught in LACP’s digital lab. Students will have their own workstation equipped with a 27? iMac computer loaded with Photoshop CC Lightroom Classic CC. Bamboo Pen & Touch digital tablets will be available if needed. Although participants will be learning using Photoshop CC and Lightroom Classic CC, the skills taught are cross-platform to earlier versions of Lightroom.
Vincent Versace (https://versacephotography.com/) is an internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography. His passion for black-and-white photography is manifest not only in his work but also through his role as a creative and technical leader, contributing to innovative breakthroughs across the entire digital image value chain.
Hi is one of Nikon’s founding Nikon Ambassadors and is considered by Nikon to be “one of the top photography artists and visual storytellers of this era. ” Vincent is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Shellenberg fine art award. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History.
The author of the best-selling book From Oz to Kansas: Almost Every Black & White Technique Known to Mankind, Vincent’s work has been featured in numerous publications, including American Photo, Popular Photography, The New York Times, Shutterbug, Outdoor Photographer, Pro Digital Imaging, PDN and many more.
Based in Los Angeles, Vincent divides his time between commercial and fine art photography assignments, teaching, and consulting for such suppliers as Nikon, Epson, Nik, OnOne, X-Rite, Adobe, Sunbounce and others.
Dates: Friday, September 7, 7-9 pm + Saturday and Sunday, September 8-9, 10 am – 6 pm
(Please note exact meeting times may vary.)
Enrollment Limit: 10 students
Skill/Experience Level: Students should be comfortable working with the Macintosh OS X operating system. Experience working with Photoshop and Lightroom is helpful but not required.
Tuition: $975 + $100 model and equipment fee
Venue Phone: (323) 464-0909
Venue Website: https://lacphoto.org/Address: