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The Art of Black & White photography Yesterday and Today

How to create gorgeous B&W photographies based on the works of the master, Ansel Adams (1902) & how to apply it today.
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Created by Serge Ramelli
Last updated 10/2014
English
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What Will I Learn?
Better understand Black & White techniques
Understanding the methodology of Ansel Adams
Understanding Ansel Adams Zone System
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Requirements
  • Lightroom
Description

In this course we will understand how to apply the methodology of Ansel Adams to the modern tools we use in creating beautiful White & Black photographies. We will cover his zone system, we will prepare negatives, we will understand the concept of dodge & burn and retouching a photo of the Alps - an homage to Ansel Adams.

Who is the target audience?
  • Photographers that like Black & White photography
  • Photographers that have interest in the Zone System
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 9 Lectures Collapse All 9 Lectures 01:10:49
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Ansel Adams
1 Lecture 16:01

In this first video we are going to have an overview of Ansel Adams workflow and how to develop and work black and white photos. I will try to explain his Zone System with simple concepts. Understanding the past will help us see how to apply this is today's tools like Lightroom.

Preview 16:01
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Preparing Negatives
1 Lecture 08:58

In the second video we will start preparing the global development of the photo, and it's basic black and white conversion.

Global development of the photo
08:58
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Dodge & Burn
5 Lectures 30:12

We are going to see the concept of dodge and burn, where this technique comes from and how to replicate these treatments using brushes in Lightroom.

Dodge & Burn introduction
05:52

In this video we are going to keep on doing the dodge and burn starting with the closest to the camera elements.

Dodging & burning closest to the camera elements
04:56

In this video we are going to continue with dodge and burning elements going further and further in the photo.

Dodging & burning going further and further in the photo
07:00

In this video we are going to finish the dodge and burn of the elements which are further away from us giving depth to the photo.

dodging & burning further away giving depth to the photo
05:02

Now we are going to retouch the sky and see how to bring drama to the clouds.

Dodging & burning retouching the sky to see how to bring drama to the clouds
07:22
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Sky & Completion
1 Lecture 05:20

Here we have the final touch's to complete this image of the Alps, an homage to Ansel Adams.

Completion of the photo of the Alps
05:20
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Venice
1 Lecture 10:18

In this final video we are going to do a full retouch from beginning to end of this photo in Venice, Italy.

Full retouch of photo of Venice
10:18
About the Instructor
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Serge Ramelli is one of the most popular on line teachers on Lightroom and Photoshop. He is the second best author on Tuto (the biggest e-learning platform in France) and hosts one of the most popular podcast on Lightroom with over 150 000 subscribers all over the world.

Serge is known for teaching in a very easy way with lot's of beautiful photos. He has been a professional landscape and interior design photographer for over 9 years and has worked for big brands including Samsung, Nike and National Geographics.

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