Converting a Digital Capture to Black-and-White: A Less is More Approach

There are probably as many ways to convert your digital capture to black-and-white as there are ways to cook potatoes. Like cooking, a lot of what we do in photography is down to personal preference. There is no “one size fits all” method, and the best approach is unique to each of us…it’s the one that gives you the results you visualize.

In this lively and information-packed 60-minute session, Alan will share his steps for converting a color digital file to black-and-white. He will also share his favorite adjustment tools in Photoshop and Lightroom for transforming the converted file into a tonally rich nuanced black-and-white image. And because he would rather be out photographing than sitting in front of his computer, his approach is quick, easy and efficient. Among the things you’ll learn:

  • Why Alan likes Lightroom for initial global adjustments and then switches to Photoshop for nuance and finishing
  • How Curves can magically enhance tonality with one “swipe”
  • How Overlay layers work to make image tonal adjustments without altering your actual image layer
  • When to say “enough”

Sixty minutes of information-packed fun. $50 per person. Current Schedule: Saturday, March 12th, MST.


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