Photography Foundations: Black and White

Photography Foundations: Black and White

Photography Foundations: Black and White is an Intermediate level course on Photography, created by the creator, Ben Long. This course is an absolute base for anyone who needs to sharpen his/her Photography skills. It provides you a strong understanding on Black and White, Photography Foundations, Photography, Photoshop, Black and White, Photography Foundations, Photography and Photoshop.

Free Download - Photography Foundations: Black and White
Author Ben Long
Publish Date 6/29/2011
Skill Intermediate
Duration 3h 3m
Topic Black and White
Video Tutorials 39
Last Update N/A

In this Foundations of Photography, Ben Long shows photographers how to develop a black and white vocabulary and explains the considerations to take into account when shooting for this medium. The course follows Ben as he goes on location and explains what makes good black and white subject matter and how to visualize the scene in terms of tonal values and contrast rather than color. Along the way, he demonstrates some exposure strategies for getting the best images. Back at the computer, Ben demonstrates techniques for converting the resulting photos into black and white using Photoshop and other imaging tools, and offers tips on printing and output.

Topics include:

  • Why shoot in black and white
  • How to recognize good black-and-white subject matter
  • Preparing the camera
  • Shooting a tone-based subject
  • Exposing for black and white
  • Understanding grayscale
  • Converting from color to black and white using Photoshop CS4 or CS5
  • Converting to black and white in Camera Raw
  • Vignetting
  • Toning and split-toning
  • Comparing high key versus low key images
  • Preparing a black and white image for print

Photography Foundations: Black and White : Video Lessons

  • Welcome1m 20s
  • Why black and white?5m 12s
  • Suggested prerequisites53s
  • Using the exercise files56s
  • Is it really black and white?1m 9s
  • How gray corresponds to color4m 38s
  • The medium of black and white3m 5s
  • The vocabulary of black and white4m 46s
  • The physiology of black and white2m 22s
  • How a camera's image sensor captures an image3m 43s
  • Preparing the camera3m 34s
  • Light revisited6m 3s
  • Seeing in black and white2m 21s
  • Taking a black-and-white expedition1m 17s
  • Finding and shooting a black-and-white image11m 14s
  • Shooting a tone-based subject2m
  • Exposing for black and white6m 17s
  • The nature of grayscale images3m 33s
  • Converting to black and white using Photoshop CS4 or CS56m 17s
  • More about the Black & White dialog box3m 19s
  • Converting to black and white using Black & White adjustment layers3m 54s
  • Converting to black and white in Camera Raw4m 5s
  • Making an advanced tonal correction17m 33s
  • Doing more tonal corrections14m 6s
  • Calming down highlights10m 4s
  • Vignetting8m 58s
  • The trestle images2m 39s
  • Handling tricky skies2m 43s
  • Doing a selective black-and-white conversion2m 23s
  • Toning1m 19s
  • Split-toning2m 19s
  • High-key and low-key images2m 31s
  • Diffusion4m 40s
  • Using Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro 2 plug-in7m 46s
  • Selecting a printer5m 17s
  • Preparing the image for print8m 30s
  • Configuring the Print dialog5m 9s
  • Evaluating a print5m 17s
  • Goodbye43s

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