WORKSHOP NEWS AND CALENDAR

On this page, you will find the latest news on workshops that are announced.

News September 14, 2020: Online B&W fine art weekend workshop – October 17-18, 2020

I’m announcing a B&W fine art photography weekend workshop for the weekend of October 17-18, 2020 via Zoom. Click here for more info.

News September 17, 2020: Free Quick Mask Pro webinar – October 4, 2020

For users of Quick Mask Pro and owners of the Advanced Masking video, I’m teaching everything about the Quick Mask pro panel during a free Webinar over Zoom on October 4, 2020. At the same time, I’m demonstrating how to use this within the Advanced Masking workflow. Existing users have received an email on how to sign up, new users will receive a link to sign up in the email they receive upon purchasing the Quick Mask Pro panel or Advanced Masking video. Click here for more info on this Free webinar.

 

 

News September 4, 2020: 1-on-1 online workshops have been discontinued, 1-on-1 mentorships will only continue with existing students.

Due to personal circumstances and professional priorities, 1-on-1 online workshops will be permanently and immediately discontinued, and for 1-on-1 mentorship programs, I will not be accepting new students anymore. I will only continue with existing mentorship students. After that, also the mentorship program will be permanently discontinued. Workshops will from now on only be carried out in real life on location. Online workshops will only be carried out with a group, instead of 1-on-1 once a year for the duration of 1 weekend. Keep an eye on the news section here for the announcement of the first annual online group workshop to be held in October 2020 for a limited group of people.

News June 18, 2020: waiting list for possible 3rd Advanced Masking Class.

On June 7 and 14 I’ve carried out two advanced masking classes as interactive webinars. Due to many requests, I’m considering doing a 3rd and final webinar for Advanced Masking for this year. For more info and if you’re interested, you can add your name to the waiting list on this page

News March 11, 2020: B&W Masterclass workshop Dublin, June 2020> Postponed due to COVID-19

*Edit June 2020: due to COVID-19 the workshop has been postponed. The new date is November 2020. For more info go to the ExploreLight Workshops website

I’m teaching a pure B&W post-processing workshop in Dublin from June 12 to June 14, 2020.
To sign-up and for more information you can go to the ExploreLight Workshops website or read more below.

Signing up is only possible via the ExploreLight workshops page.

Keep in mind that the workshop is already filled by regular ExploreLight Workshop students, so it’s recommended to book your place fast if you are interested
in learning some of the most advanced B&W processing techniques you won’t learn anywhere else.

A B&W workshop covering some of the most advanced B&W processing and masking techniques

In the past, I’ve led workshops that were always a combination of shooting architecture in the field and B&W processing in a classroom.
In more recent years my B&W post-processing, and the artistic thought process behind it, has evolved so much and in very elaborate ways, that there was a need for a B&W post-processing workshop only to cover all aspects of my B&W methodology.
A workshop, for both intermediate and advanced B&W artists, while also trying to cover the photographer who is not as experienced in Photoshop.

For that reason, I’ve teamed up with ExploreLight Workshops who are very experienced workshop instructors and organizers themselves.
The workshop will take 3 days, in Dublin, Ireland.

Program outline

Peter Gordon from ExploreLight Photography Workshops, will teach on day 1 to prepare students for the B&W teachings on day 2 and day 3 by yours truly.

Day 1 is more than just preparing the inexperienced Photoshop user. It’s also meant to ensure that also the more experienced Photoshop user will get used to my specific way of working in Photoshop that is different from the traditional ‘adjustment-layer method’.
Not only are the workflow and PS philosophy different, but my workflow also relies heavily on very specific use of channels, layer-masks, and gradients.
On top of that, I will go into a masking method on days 2 and 3 that is a very advanced and self-developed method of masking that has never been published by anyone before. To be able to follow along, one needs to have some basic understanding of more common and traditional masking methods.
Peter Gordon will ensure you will be well-prepared for my in-depth teachings on days 2 and 3.

Focus on automated processing with Artisan Pro X panel but also manual processing

During the workshop, I will mostly use my B&W Artisan Pro X panel for processing demonstrations but I will also be demonstrating the manual (iSGM) method in case you don’t have or don’t want to use the panel.
Having the panel is nevertheless highly recommended because it saves not only a lot of practice and an in-depth explanation of effects that are characteristic for my images, it also ensures the user can do it with the same level of subtlety, in contrast, dark-to-light-transitions and in creating 3-D depth as I can do.

The level of subtlety the panel creates effects with is roughly equivalent to at least weeks, but usually many months of practice by more experienced Photoshop users.

The key differentiator in my work compared to most others is the level of subtlety in especially the dark tones and the gradations. And that, and many other specialized effects, is what the panel will do for you so you’re better equipped to start creating sophisticated B&W images right after the workshop without the long learning curve.

As many of my students know, I keep evolving my methods and techniques on a very regular basis, sometimes even weekly,
as I strive for perfection and efficiency in working.
Attending my B&W workshop ensures you will be able to get the very latest developments in my way of working and B&W photography in general directly from me.

 

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