Digital Black & White: Craft & Vision
Date: This event took place live on January 19 2012
Presented by: Harold Davis
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.
Monochromatic imagery is deeply tied to the history of photography, and indeed some people only recognize photography as art if it is in black and white. However, in today's digital photography world, digital sensors "see" the world in color by capturing RGB data-even if the resulting exposure is converted in the camera or computer to monochrome.
This paradox gives rise to a new way of approaching black and white photography. How do we see monochromatically in a post-film world? What kinds of imagery work best in digital black and white? How should you prepare for photography if you know your work will be presented monochromatically?
In this webcast, master photographer Harold Davis, author of the best-selling Creative Black & White: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques examines the vision required to create black & white photos in the digital era, and explains the craft involved in his monochromatic images. There will be ample time for Q&A.
About Harold Davis
Harold Davis is an award-winning professional photographer and widely recognized as one of the leading contemporary photographers. He is the author of more than 30 books, including Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis (Focal Press), The Photoshop Darkroom 2: Creative Digital Transformations (Focal Press), The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post-Processing (Focal Press), Creative Landscapes: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Lighting: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Portraits: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Black & White: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Composition: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Night: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), and Creative Close-Ups: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley)
Harold writes the popular Photoblog 2.0, and is a photography columnist for Photo.net.
Harold is a popular presenter on many digital photography topics. He is a gifted teacher, and his workshops are usually sold out well in advance.
Photographic adventures and assignments have taken him across the Brooks Range, the northernmost mountains in Alaska. He has photographed the World Trade Towers, hanging out of a small plane, followed in the footsteps of Seneca Ray Stoddard, a 19th-century photographer of the Adirondacks, and created human interest photo stories about the residents of Love Canal, an environmental disaster area. Harold's work has been published in books and magazines, and as posters and greeting cards. His prints are widely collected.
Harold brings a broad range of experience to his work as a professional photographer and author. He has worked as a software engineer, an enterprise technology consultant, and an Internet company executive.
Harold is well-known for his night photography and experimental ultra-long exposure techniques, use of vibrant, saturated colors in landscape compositions, and beautiful creative floral imagery. He is inspired by the flowers in his garden, hiking in the wilderness, and the work of great artists and photographers including Ansel Adams, M.C. Escher, Monet, van Gogh, and Edward Weston.
Harold frequently collaborates with his wife, Phyllis Davis, on book projects. They live in Berkeley, California with their four children.
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