AIM OF THE COURSE:
Learn how to capture and process long exposure images both in-camera and in post-processing within Camera Raw, Photoshop and Silver Effex Pro. A broad range of in-camera long exposure techniques will be explained, including both basic and advanced long exposure theory and the use of various filter systems to achieve different long exposure end results. You will be shown how to develop a flexible long exposure processing workflow, that you can refine and personalise. This online course is designed for individuals who have an intermediate knowledge of Photoshop and Camera Raw or Lightroom and who wish to develop their post-processing skills further into the area of long exposure including both during capture and post-processing.
The course provides examples of how and why water and cloud formations change under different long exposure scenarios. Also covered in the course is creative interpretation, photographic shoot pre-visualisation and how to optimise long exposure times in advance of post-processing goals.
You will learn the key processing techniques in a logical, structured and easy to understand format. Both theory and practice will be included, ensuring that you are not simply learning the keystrokes and interface skills by rote. You will be encouraged to adopt these skills as second nature so that your creative interpretation remains uppermost at all times during your post-processing workflow.
For each of these core techniques within the workflow, various alternative techniques will be demonstrated, providing the flexibility you will need, to tailor your workflow to the characteristics of the image.
During the workshop, you will be encouraged to work on one of your own chosen images and will be taken through each of the long exposure processing techniques in turn. You will leave the workshop with a comprehensive understanding of the skills required to create professional-quality long exposure black and white images.
DAY 1: CREATIVE VISUALISATION & CAPTURE
Theory of long exposure techniques in photography
Learning to pre-visualise in advance of your shoots
Use of long exposure filtration systems and remote shutter controls
DAY 2: B&W IMAGE CONVERSION AND OPTIMISATION
Preparing your RAW images in preparation for long exposure processing
Dynamic range considerations
Defining the visual journey of the viewer
Using selections to paint with light
Creating depth, drama using layers, blend modes selective gradient masks
DAY 3: IMAGE REFINEMENT AND OPTIMISATION
Refining negative space to enhance a sense of mood
Selective sharpening and local tonal range increment adjustment
Vignette creation and spotlighting
COURSE DURATION: Three sessions of 2.5 hours over a one week period
PARTICIPATION: Online. Zoom. Maximum 6 participants
COST: 185 GBP, 210 EUROS, 250 USD
BOOKING: For more information and availability e.mail email@example.com