Black-and-white imagery can be powerful, thought-provoking and, when done correctly, convey more drama than when shot with colour.
Visualising a scene in black-and-white is a difficult skill to master, so you’ll find out why contrast is so important and how to control it in-camera. The eye can also see a much wider tonal range than your camera, so we’ll explain how to interpret tones to spot suitable monochrome subjects.
Composition and the elements of line, shape, texture and form are key for successful photography in all genres, but even more so for black-and-white images. We’ll identify these elements in our cityscape so you can train your eye.
As is standard with our practical courses, you'll get access to a pre-course video tutorial, recapping the basics and making sure that everyone is at a similar starting level to get the most out of your day.
The group size is limited to just six, so that you get plenty of individual support from your tutor and the opportunity to ask questions freely throughout the day.
By the end of your course you’ll have a thorough understanding of the camera settings needed for the best results and how to shoot successfully in monochrome.
Learn how to:
– Shoot black-and-white images in-camera
– Evaluate the scene for suitable black-and-white subjects
– Understand tonal range and how metering affects the tonal range you can capture
– See the best lighting for black-and-white photography
– Frame your shots for successful monochrome results
– Use and adapt the rule of thirds for black-and-white images
– Get the most out of your lenses
– Analyse the photographic elements