Black & White Digital Photography Mini Workshop
Black & White Digital Photography Mini Workshop
Having learned my craft creating and shooting monochrome film images, I retain an appreciation for high quality black and white photography.
Some do not see the benefits, after all, we live in a colourful world, and are bombarded constantly with high quality colour imagery.
But black and white photography is an art form in its own right. Demanding it’s own approach, requiring a different ‘mindset’ to create above average images on a consistent basis.
When done badly, black and white results put people off. But when done well, it simply raises itself to a level of art, often respected more than colour photography possibly?
This mini workshop is a wonderful mix of practical elements and explanations.
It simply provides a clear, motivating roadmap, and enables those with a passion or possible interest to concentrate and achieve most in minimum time.
An inspiring event, from the conceiving of our images, to using step – by – step tools and techniques, at the capture stage, and then into post capture, then output.
Delegates are requested to bring a camera and a lens of at least 85mm (Full frame) or equivalent. A ‘macro’’ or ‘micro’ lens of similar focal lengths is also ideal.
- Understanding and implementing a monochrome mindset.
- Popular routes to black and white, the pro’s and cons.
- Setting your cameras options to achieve high quality monochrome images out of camera.
- Exposure and metering for best monochrome results.
- Getting the best Jpeg and Raw file potential.
- Filtration – what type, when and how to apply it and why.
- Post capture – the tools that work well in major programs.
- The paper canvas.
Q & A throughout.
N.B. An understanding of your cameras basic controls and menu system is anticipated.
Your Host Photographer
A working professional photographer, with many decades of real world experience to draw upon, John’s client list includes the corporate world to the Great British Public, Photographing across various genres of people and commercial photography.
With respected technical expertise alongside, (he was also Nikon UK’s ‘Advisor of Photography’ for a number of years, and continues to work with a number of imaging and lighting companies as a consultant, ambassador and educator.
Author of over a dozen books, he also had ‘technical consultant/contributor’ roles on many photography magazines in the UK previously.
But today, a sought after presenter, John’s workshops and seminars excite and inspire, due to his concise, but often highlighted amenable style.
His events demystify the technical and inspire the creative aspects. Drawing on his combined experiences, from his extensive technical background, too creative eye-catching photography, helping others along their journey from the beginner too the enthusiast and pro photographer.
What people have said about our courses…
I really enjoyed the course – your enthusiasm and passion is infectious and you’re genuinely one of the nicest people I’ve met in the world of photography
Thank you for a brilliant course and notes! It was a brilliant day!
Great stuff. Just wanted to say thanks again for a great day
Hi John. Many thanks for firstly two very informative and well conducted courses – I can’t recommend your style of teaching and content of courses enough
Hi John, thanks so much for the course, it was so helpful
Thank you for being a great teacher. Incredibly passionate, patient and clear with your explanations. It was an excellent day. I hope I’ll get chance to join you for another course in the near future
Thought I would just send your some feedback on the event I attended today at Calumet Drummond Street. Amazing. Apart from being a great photographer, John has the ability to teach too, able to convey complex issues in a clear and understandable way, which obviously requires great understanding of the subject matter. The structure and pace of the course was excellent, allowing time for questions whilst covering essential information during the day . Can’t believe I learnt so much in one day. And as a bonus John is such a kind, friendly guy whose enthusiasm is infectious. Well done Calumet for holding this seminar. Rating for course 10/10 – could not have wished for more in one day
Excellent expert, could not convey his instinct for lighting enough, overall excellent stuff
John hosted a studio lighting course in August. Great course – John is amazing at getting across his knowledge – top guy!
I would really have liked to stay another hour or two to tap into your expertise and experience. I really want to say how much I enjoyed the course.
The images I have obtained are far beyond my wildest dreams which really pays homage to your excellent guidance. It was great to spend the day with such lovely like minded people and as a group I thought we all worked together well. As I mentioned at the time, both the pace and level of tuition you give is spot on.
Thanks for a great day today. You had a great team there and the location was top class – I am sure I could spend a full week there and not exhaust all the potential shooting options …… and it goes without saying it was great to be able to call upon your knowledge and experience to both qualify my personal learning and also expand my knowledge and ideas through your insight
Just a quick email to say a big thank you for all your hard work yesterday. It was just as you promised, a very interesting and rewarding day and whilst I haven’t had time to do more than unload the pictures to my PC, I have high hopes that there are some great ones there. I really appreciate all the energy and enthusiasm you put into these courses and I hope that I will be able to retain all the knowledge!
Big thanks to John “Speedlight Commander” Clements @gophototraining and Harrisons Cameras for Saturday’s Nikon seminar.
*Brilliant* flash course w @gophototraining training today with john clements. Suddenly a huge amount of stuff makes sense. thank you john!
John Clements is a really good instructor. He makes you want to do it.
John is great at explaining, and has excellent skills. I really enjoy his courses.
Absolutely fantastic study day.
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed today’s workshop. John Clements was both engaging and informative and his relaxed style made everybody feel at ease and make the most out oftheir seminar experience. I had some doubts whether I would benefit much from the workshops, however within the first 5 minutes I soon realised that Johns experience and teaching skills was highlighting top-tips and important camera craft that will take my photography to another level.