Go for extensive in-depth learning and practice of B&W fine-art methods with the elaborate and highly praised book, or with the more visually orientated video tutorials that have inspired many award-winning photographers. Or take a shortcut with the powerful and easy to use post-processing panels. Or, go for the best of both worlds. Like I do.

Software

Photoshop Panels

The Panel Reimagined - Our goal is to create the best B&W editing software.

We’ve taken photoshop panels to another level. Instead of building software panels that give you ergonomic shortcuts to already existing features in PS, we’ve created panels that incorporate the knowledge and workflow of the designer, B&W expert and educator Joel Tjintjelaar. Our panels are designed to make complicated adjustments easy and more intuitive in PS. Our presets contain hundreds of steps, automatically executed in a specific sequence for a specific base result, triggered by just one click. As of v1.3 the panel automatically generates and uses 16 bits custom asymmetrical masks to ensure a high degree of accuracy and subtlety in darkening/lightening areas.

[…] I think that these are brilliant software, venturing in areas where nobody, without having the resources of Adobe, has ventured since Ansel Adams. I think they are revolutionary.[…] 

Giulio Zanni – Fine-art photographer 

[…] I have so much more control than I did before in a very easy and intuitive way. It lets me experiment with different directions so quickly and easily and the panel is totally seamless in terms of its effects on the image. There are no harsh edges, it blends in very naturally. […]

Rodrigo Etcheto – Fine-art photographer / philosopher – USA [more testimonials]

B&W Artisan Pro Panel for Photoshop Professional Black and White Editing Software

B&W Artisan Pro v1.3

$ 35

AIMING TO CREATE THE BEST B&W EDITING SOFTWARE  – v1.3 MAJOR UPDATE OUT NOW

B&W Artisan Pro v1.3 is an intuitive and easy to use Photoshop panel for advanced editing of B&W photographs, with powerful local adjustments features, designed by the innovative B&W expert Joel Tjintjelaar. With this panel, Joel provides an easy and quick alternative for his advanced B&W editing techniques without needing to acquire the technical knowledge and years of experience, necessary to create striking B&W photographs.

Elementary tasks, like local darkening/lightening, are enabled by quick, carefree free-form selections, and then clicking 1 preset that triggers a sequence of often more than 100 custom-built steps for an accurate and subtle result. 11 MicroZone adjustments with asymmetrical masks enable even more precise local adjustments, by automatically isolating tonal details, with fast carefree selections. Smart Mask Optimization to prevent fringing and other advanced features make this the ideal artisan side-kick for B&W artists who don’t want the steep learning curve without sacrificing quality.

Quick Mask Pro v1.2

$ 44.90

CREATING MASKS THE EASY WAY WITHOUT A PEN OR BRUSH – 16 bits V1.2 UPDATE November 22, 2018

Create intricate base masks  (note: hard masks not ‘soft’ luminosity masks) within seconds with just a few mouse clicks. Refine your base masks fast, easy and non-destructively using the buttons under Quick Refine Mask to create the final mask. This replaces the traditional, labor-intensive, workflow of manually refining your mask using a brush or pen and tablet and zooming in a few hundred percents. To bring out the most intricate parts of your image, like fences, cables, antenna’s or even hair, use Advanced Refine Mask feature.

Quick Mask Pro Panel Software for Photoshop The Easiest Way For The Most Accurate Masking
Quick Mask Pro Panel Software for Photoshop The Easiest Way For The Most Accurate Masking

Bundle Discount Price

$ 65

B&W ARTISAN PRO & QUICK MASK PRO – UPDATED

Save extra with the special bundle containing both B&W Artisan Pro and Quick Mask Pro, always with the latest updates.

Books

Books

A Bestseller, for a reason

“Outside of Ansel Adams’ Basic Photo Series, From Basic to Fine Art, by Joel Tjintjelaar and Julia Anna Gospodarou, is the best book on B&W photography written in the last 40 years.”

George DeWolfe Photographer/Educator

“[…] It was at this point, around mid-2016, that I read a review on ‘From Basics to Fine Art – Black & White Photography Architecture and Beyond’, an e-book co-written by the renowned photographers Joel Tjintjelaar and Julia Anna Gospodarou. I bought the book and read it over and over. It proved to be a turning point in my photography journey. Up to that point, my editing was loosely based around a workflow which catered for making mostly global adjustments to an image. In the book, both Joel and Julia Anna outlined the benefits of breaking an image down into a number of carefully selected areas. Once selected, those areas can be adjusted and the result blended into the overall image, typically using a gradient mask. That simple principle was the foundation for a completely new editing process for me. It is now central to everything I do in Photoshop. […]”

Jim Graham, Photographer [more testimonials]

From Basics To Fine Art – $ 59

Our best selling product – praised by many as one of the best books on B&W photography after Ansel Adams’ trilogy

This highly praised and best-selling 424 page eBook that has been written with co-author Julia Anna Gospodarou and Joel Tjintjelaar and has been released mid-2014, is focused on black and white photography, architectural fine art and long exposure photography, but it also covers other important topics in black and photography extensively. The book covers the artistic sides of black and white fine-art photography, but also the practical and financial aspects. Our B&W processing methods and workflow are analyzed and explained in depth in a practical hands-on way. You can read a preview and reviews on this page or go straight to the Fastspring webshop to purchase the book.

from basics to fine art black and white photography tutorial

Videos

Video Tutorials

A structured B&W method widely used by award-winning photographers

The B&W method of digital post-processing as demonstrated and explained in our video tutorials by Joel Tjintjelaar, is one of the first structured and systematic methods for ultimate control in B&W processing, based on an encompassing philosophy towards art in photography, that is now ubiquitous and in use by, or have inspired, an increasing amount of award-winning B&W fine-art photographers around the world. The same applies to our tutorials on long exposure photography.

Mastering long exposure photography video tutorial
Mastering Long Exposure Photography – $ 59

This comprehensive tutorial on long-exposure photography, including an eBook, will help you discover your own talent as a photographer. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced photographer, you will learn how to get the most out of your long exposure photographs while also avoiding many of the pitfalls.

black and white speed workflow video tutorial
B&W Speed Workflow – $ 49.95 > See Black Friday 2-video Bundle deal on this page for the same price!

This tutorial helps you develop the skills and tricks needed to create award-winning B&W fine art images. It’s a method that I’ve used on all my photos exclusively since 2009 and is in use by many award-winning photographers worldwide with slight variations. This method integrates the use of luminosity masks to isolate and control every element in a photo. This tutorial demonstrates a processing style in B&W that enhances 3D like depth in objects that will make your photos stand out from the crowd.

B&W Long Exposure Masterclass – $ 99 > See Black Friday 2-video Bundle deal on this page for $49.95!

This tutorial guides you step-by-step through my digital B&W workflow using my self-developed method of iterative Selective Gradient Masking (iSGM). This method is the predecessor of the B&W Speed workflow (iSGM2.0) but gives a good basis for that newer workflow. At the same time, this video gives you a look at how I approach architectural and landscape photography using long exposure techniques out in the field. The method gives full control over every element in a B&W photograph.

black and white long exposure masterclass video tutorial
Fine Art Color Workflow – $ 59

I have spent the past year developing my own personal way of processing color images inspired by the often limited color palettes of old master painters like Rembrandt and Vermeer and fine-art photographers like David Burdeny. In this new video tutorial, I’m sharing my fine art color workflow for the first time to the public.

fine art color workflow post processing video tutorial
exploring vision mastering the creative process video tutorial
Exploring Vision – $ 79

I have spent the past year developing my own personal way of processing color images inspired by the often limited color palettes of old master painters like Rembrandt and Vermeer and fine-art photographers like David Burdeny. In this new video tutorial, I’m sharing my fine art color workflow for the first time to the public.

Receive a discount when buying a video bundle tutorial
Bundle Discount

We offer a bundle discount when buying the B&W Long Exposure Masterclass and the B&W Speed Workflow videos.

There is also a discount available when buying the Fine Art Color Workflow and the Exploring Vision videos.

Speed Workflow & Masterclass Bundle – $ 149.90 – 49.95

NOVEMBERSPECIAL: $ 49,95! This download bundle includes the Long Exposure Black & White Workflow Masterclass and the Speed Workflow. Purchase this bundle and get the full Joel Tjintjelaar Black & White Workflow. 25 videotutorials included.

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Filters

Filters

joel tjintjelaar firecrest neutral density long exposure signature edition kit

ND Filters

The revised Formatt-Hitech “Firecrest Long Exposure Joel Tjintjelaar Signature Edition” kit#1 and kit#2, featuring the brand new Firecrest ND filters and New Filter Holder light leakage proof set with integrated polarizer filter. These filters are extremely neutral and ultra thin. With the new 13- and 16-stops ND filters, stacking filters is no longer needed – effectively eleminating vignetting problems. There are two kits, each containing three filters. Kit#1 comes with a ND 0.9 (3 stops), ND 2.4 (6 stops) and a ND 3.0 (10 stops). And kit#2 comes with a ND 3.0 (10 stops), ND 3.9 (13 stops) and a ND 4.8 (16 stops). Both kits are available in either circular or rectangular format. The rectangular kit comes also with the new filter-holder (light-leakage proof with end-caps) and integrated polarizer filter. For more info on the signature edition kits, click here.

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