Black and White: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Black and White Photography Tips: From Snapshots to Great Shots
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2012 English

Course Description

This “Black and White Photography Tips” video is part of Peachpit’s popular Snapshots to Great Shots series. In this high-quality video, photographer John Batdorff invites you into the studio and on location to demonstrate how to master the fundamentals of composition, light, texture and contrast. You'll learn black and white photography tips and techniques that will make your portraits, landscapes and action shots amazing.

Batdorff starts with shooting basics and goes on to cover all the key camera features that affect your image, including the shutter speed's ability to freeze and convey motion, as well as aperture's direct correlation with depth of field.

Once you've captured those shots, John will take you step-by-step through color conversion and post-processing in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, showing you effective enhancements with Nik Silver Efex Pro software that will make your black and white images truly stand out.

Take this course and learn exclusive black and white photography tips and tricks.


What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to master the fundamentals of composition, light, texture and contrast.
  • Learn techniques that will make your portraits, landscapes and action shots amazing.

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginning and intermediate photographers

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: My First Section
CHAPTER 1: Getting Started
CHAPTER 2: Composition and Light
CHAPTER 3: Exposure
CHAPTER 4: Post Processing in Lightroom
CHAPTER 5: Effects with Silver Efex Pro
CHAPTER 6: Print, Post, and Share

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Instructor Biography

Peachpit Press, Books, eBooks and Videos for Creative People produces top-notch videos, books and ebooks on the latest in graphic design, Web design and development, digital photography, multimedia, video, and general computing. Our award-winning products are authored by the creative industry's top professionals and feature step-by-step explanations, timesaving techniques, savvy insider tips, and expert advice. Peachpit is the home of Peachpit Press, Adobe Press, Apple Certified and New Riders and is the publishing partner for The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), and others.

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