It’s been 4 years ago since I last did an online workshop. Therefore, I’ve decided to do another online workshop this summer. This one-off online workshop will be limited to only 5 students. You can learn anything you want and ask anything you want, as long if it’s related to the art of photography.
Part 2 of the guide to black and white photography: black and white photography technical essentials and an overview of conversion methods with the least amount of interpolations. Recommendations for better black and white photography
In this review I try out Phase One’s latest digital back: the IQ3 Achromatic 100MP. A camera dedicated to black and white photography, with possible exposure times up to 60 minutes. Included in this review are 100% crops and full resolution images for download.
Part 1 of a guide to give some insight in black and white photography and how to create better black and white photographs.
In this location guide I discuss how and when to shoot The Salk Institute (located in San Diego) and The Scoop (located in London). I go over vantage points and give my advice on how to photograph these locations.
A new series with short articles on ideas and thoughts, meant to motivate and inspire and improve one’s photographic and artistic abilities.
A more advanced and accurate way of creating split tones to a black and white photograph, using luminosity masks and exact color values for complementary tones.
A series on photography locations of my favorite photographs with tips and recommendations on how to access those locations, how and when to shoot it.
People ask me on regularly what my best black and white photography tips are, apart from the more generic tips like I shared them in this article. More specifically they ask: What’s the difference between a good and a bad black and white photograph?
A personal selection of books that are not the typical technical books on photography, some aren’t even on photography at all, but have proven to be influential books that have changed how photography as an art form can be approached and thought of.
With some moderate anticipation I went to the 2016 edition of the Photokina in Cologne, Germany. Moderate, because it’s ‘just gear’. But well manufactured and good looking gear is not only a moral booster but it can also open up creative possibilities you didn’t…
An attempt to demystify and understand the creation of art and fine art photography in particular. A theoretical and practical manifesto to defining, analysing, approaching and creating fine art and other photographs that are considered meaningful. And finally an…
New release of Photoshop CC panel for quick black and white adjustments and conversions. Also included are luminosity masks, zone masks and easy access of the most used photoshop functions.
No these are not the best tips ever on the Internet like many blogposts are screaming, and pretending, only to see they state that you should shoot in RAW and expose to the right. No, these are just my five personal tips to improve your black and white photographs…
I’m happy to announce that I’ll be teaching a black and white fine art photography and long exposure photography workshop for the second time in the beautiful city of Vienna, Austria in collaboration with the Lightbox Academy Project team.
Why do so many people prefer creating fine art images in black and white rather than in color? Do colors distract from the subject, like most people would say, including me in the recent past? Now I would say no, not when color is used thoughtfully and to emphasize the subject.
Recently I had an exhibition of my architectural work in a gallery in the South of France for which I exhibited 25 fine-art prints, printed by master printer Jeff Gaydash, in close collaboration with me. As a result of this, I’m selling those exhibition prints.
I haven’t been very active on social media and here on my website for the last six months. Part of my existence as a professional photographer/educator consists not only of actually taking photographs but also of evaluating the work that I try to create and…
Just recently I updated the Complete Guide to Long Exposure photography in an elaborate way. I included some recommended cameras, or in some cases: not recommended cameras for long exposure photography. One of the NOT recommended cameras was the 50MP Canon 5DS/R.
Michael Levin is a fine-art photographer from Canada who had a major influence on the style of black and white long exposure photography that became very popular in the last decade: minimalistic and very aesthetic black and white photographs from mainly seascapes and landscapes.
This long exposure photography tutorial is targeted at several levels: beginners will find a complete guide and an extensive step by step explanation what long exposure photography is, what you need and how to do it yourself. The more experienced long exposure…
Here’s the long exposure photography quick reference card with optimal settings for you to download and to print it out. This is designed for beginners, advanced photographers and photography workshop instructors who want to give their students an easy to understand…
In this article I’ll give an example how to approach a black & white still life photograph using my method of post processing. I’ll also give insight into my vision that precedes the processing phase. I’m trying to make a case for still life photography to hone your compositional skills.
The following article on better digital black and white photography printing, is written by guest writer Red Ognita. He’s a specialist in creating fine art black and white photographs. Many times in the past I’ve stated the importance of printing your work…