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The Art of Black and White Photography

From Capture to Print: The Art of Black and White Photography

This class is held with Lewis on Zoom from 7-8:30 pm on March 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2023.

 From start to finish, learn how to create powerful and emotive black and white images. We begin with a general discussion and presentation of black and white photography; what type of images work best for this, how to visualize good BW when capturing images, and more.

Using the Lightroom Develop module and Nik Software, Lewis will discuss and demonstrate editing options for black and white images.

Students will also learn how to print monochrome images using the print module in Lightroom. How to find and load paper profiles to obtain the best results and how to use ‘soft proofing.’

We will also discuss a project of having students create a body of work during the course.

Prerequisite: Students should to have a basic working knowledge of the Lightroom Classic Develop Module.

What people are saying about this class. 
“I really enjoyed the class. It was packed with ideas and useful tools for creating black and white images. I am inspired to go forward in reviewing my photographs to use some in that format. Thank you.” Pat M.

What People Are Saying About Lewis

"The instructor was very knowledgeable and efficient at getting us to see many of great locations to shoot urban photography in the neighborhood."

"Lewis gave me a new perspective on black and white photography. Now I really appreciate BW photos and see how powerful they can be."

"Lewis is a thoughtful and excellent communicator...his constructive criticism and suggestions for how to improve our images were always made in a positive and supportive manner."

Instructor: Lewis Katz

Lewis Katz

Lewis Katz is an experienced photographer and instructor based in Baltimore, MD.  He finds inspiration both in the classroom and out in the field shooting his adopted city of Baltimore. 

He teaches at Johns Hopkins University as well as at Community College of Baltimore County. He is a very active member of the Baltimore Camera Club and has received recognition for his award winning images.  

Lewis teaches various In-The-Field Shooting classes in the Baltimore area for Capital Photography Center.

Date: March 02 2023

Time: Multiple dates 7-8:30pm



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Class is held with 4 live Zoom sessions

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  • A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class.
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