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London Photography Workshop - Black and White Photography in the City

08th Sep, 2022 - AVAILABLE

Tutored by Adrian Beasley and

£319.00 pp

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This London photography workshop 'Black and White Photography in the City' will take place in September with Adrian Beasley. Learning to see in black and white is a challenge in a world dominated by colour, but if you can master the basics you can convey really powerful emotions with your photography. Without the distraction of colour to wow your viewer you rely on light, line, texture and expression in a much bigger way than in colour photography. That said an awareness of colour and its effect on the palette of grey, white and black is a one of the keys to success.

During this workshop we will look at how to make strong powerful images using contrast and light to help guide the eye through your images as well as shoot a few challenges to get you thinking in shades of grey. 

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London Photography Workshop - Black and White Photography in the City London Photography Workshop - Black and White Photography in the City

At a Glance

  • Tutored By
  • Exertion
    Moderate
  • Included
    • Tuition from Adrian Beasley
    • Online editing session with Adrian Beasley
  • Excluded
    • Travel
    • Meals
    • Insurance
  • Duration 1 Day Workshops
  • Tour Code BLA14
London Photography Workshop - Black and White Photography in the City

London Photography Workshop - London Photography in Black and White

Learning to see in black and white is a challenge in a world dominated by colour, but if you can master the basics you can convey really powerful emotions with your photography. Without the distraction of colour to wow your viewer you rely on light, line, texture and expression in a much bigger way than in colour photography. That said an awareness of colour and its effect on the palette of grey, white and black is a one of the keys to success.

During this workshop we will explore some parts of London, looking at how to make strong powerful images, using contrast and light to help guide the eye through your images as well as shoot a few challenges to get you thinking in shades of grey. 

Using images you captured during the workshop, we will help you realise their black & white potential with an online editing session on 30th September. Demonstrations of a wide range of techniques will help you to explore and develop your images in your own way.  

Some of the topics we expect to cover during the developing session will include:

Conversion from Colour to B&W using your editor and popular plug-ins

Making your RAW images appear like your Jpeg’s, especially for Fuji users!

Identifying the key elements of your image and isolating them

Working with exposure and contrast

High and Low Key treatments

Creative use of local adjustments including exposure, contrast and focus

Toning

Vignettes

Although this will be day of learning the aim is to have fun while you learn a new technique.

You will need a computer with Lightroom and/or Photoshop.  We can also help you if you have CaptureOne, Affinity or Luminar.

Adrian will meet you at 9.30am in London (location to be confirmed) for your day photographing. The workshop will finish at approximately 5.00pm.

The editing session will take place on 30 September between 10am and 1pm via an online session from the comfort of your own home.

4.8/5

Independent Feedback based on 21 verified reviews

Julia - 15th Dec, 2019

This was an excellent day, with a well thought-out blend of hands-on photography and B&W theory. The detailed handbook has enabled me to remember all the techniques taught on the day. My B&W skills have been greatly enhanced and I would recommend this experience to anyone.

Lorraine - 10th Dec, 2019

Enjoyed the workshop & thought Adrian & Paul were both great. Small niggles: the printing people didn't turn up, the room was very cold & the trip notes were bad - annoying to be told to bring filters when they were not relevant for this workshop

Susan - 4th Dec, 2019

The tuition, organisation and materials provided were excellent. The location for the meeting and processing part of the workshop was good although the room was rather cold.

Will - 12th Oct, 2019

a hugely stimulating day in the City of London photographing brutalist and modern buildings in B&W and then exploring the additional possibilities within Lightroom. Big shout for Adrian!

Peter - 11th Oct, 2019

As usual with Light and Land a well organised day presented by a very enthusiastic leader in Adrian Beasley. His love of architecture and monochromatic processing is infectious such that you try to emulate his techniques. This day is an excellent add on to Adrian’s Adobe Lightroom presentations. Thoroughly enjoyed my day amongst “the bling” of London’s finance district.

Andy - 10th Oct, 2019

An excellent day in London. Arian took us to the best locations and provided the tips to get the images. Then showed how quick post processing can be to make the image become much more. Now hooked on Black and White.

Penny - 10th Oct, 2019

I think 7 people is too many for x 1 tutor.

Neil - 9th Oct, 2019

Pleasant company, a knowledgeable leader in Adrian, kind weather..what more can you ask for. An enjoyable day out concentrating on Black & White photography with some processing tips thrown in. On this evidence I’d thoroughly recommend both Adrian Beasley as course leader and Light & Land as an organisation.

Bob - 9th Oct, 2019

Excellent day's workshop. Adrian is a very good leader, very knowledgeable about black and white photography and very willing to share his knowledge.

9th Oct, 2019

Adrian couldn't have been a better guide and tutor for the day.

27th May, 2019

A good day all round. Well mixed group of students in terms of experience and variety of images being manipulated. However much you think you know a product, lightroom say, you can always learn more especially with a good teacher like Adrian Beasley. Certainly would recommend this day workshop with Adrian to anyone who wishes to move into Black and white print processing.

Jerry - 24th May, 2019

Adrian's workshops are always brilliant. I've attended several now, learned a lot, and it's always interesting as well to see what the others in the group are doing.

Janine - 17th May, 2019

Adrian is an excellent workshop leader. Well prepared, very responsive to each individual and their needs. He makes the technical accessible, interesting and useful and his 'book of the workshop' is excellent - helps one relax during the dat and also useful afterwards. I enjoyed the day and came away with two high quality prints. Thank you.

Vanessa - 17th May, 2019

Excellent trainer - Clear information given in a friendly informal way. Really enjoyed it - learnt lots of new things to now put into practice. Many thanks

Jonathan - 17th May, 2019

Informative, useful, and the perfect level for me. Helped me take my next photographic steps. Adrian is fantastic.

Andrew Steptowe - 7th Apr, 2022

A great day! Adrian was an excellent guide and instructor. I'm really looking forward to our follow-up processing session

Philip Davis - 7th Apr, 2022

Excellent leader and good choice of locations. Also there was time to stop and warm up!

Alyn Denhom - 14th Apr, 2022

It was a really interesting day, and the follow up afterwards was extremely useful and instructive.

10th Apr, 2022

A well planned itinerary. Helpful advice in setting camera for black and white.

Mark Stennett - 19th Apr, 2022

Great day out with the camera, but I found the processing session 2 weeks later to be particularly interesting.

Steve Allen - 30th Apr, 2022

Fantastic! Adrian gave us the perfect blend of tuition, locations and encouragement on the tour and his follow-up processing session was a real bonus. The best photography tour yet for me - thank you!

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