Black & White Photography

DURATION: 4 Hours Of Instruction
FORMAT: 1-Day Weekend Workshop
PREREQUISITES: Photo 101 or equivalent

Overview

Create Dramatic Black and White Images

In this 4 hour workshop learn how to bring a classic form of photography into the digital age. Shooting for black and white, the impact of lighting and various conversion techniques from colour to BW are just some of the main topics covered. Also learn how to make the most of the “digital darkroom” by learning key editing techniques to create impact and drama.

“…I will definitely subscribe to upcoming courses (despite the long drive from Ottawa haha). I do recommend, no matter how experienced you are, every time you will learn something new.
– Ahmad A.

Hands-on

All of our classes incorporate a hands-on approach to learning. To really make it ‘click’, we get our students shooting outdoors and putting the principles they learned into practice.

5 Star Reviews

Not only do we consistently get 5 star reviews, we’re also listed as one of Toronto’s Top 10 Photography Schools by BlogTO.

Quality Instructors

Our instructors are professional photographers AND excellent teachers! They know how to simplify technical concepts and teach through exploration, and creativity.

Small Class Sizes

We have small class sizes to ensure the attention every student needs. Many of our classes have 1:10 instructor to student ratio; that’s only 10 students per instructor!

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Course Outline

Course Summary
  • Train your eye to shoot for black and white
  • Learn how to create focus and depth without colour
  • Understand how light creates contrast, texture, and form
  • Use Lightroom as a digital darkroom for enhancing your shots
Composition

We’ll discuss how a photographer needs to train their eye in order to shoot for black and white images with intention. How a viewer reads and understands an images is heavily impacted when colour is taken away. Learn what to look for to still have an image with focus and depth.

Understanding Light

Learning the fundamentals of light to emphasize contrast, texture and form is crucial in creating an impactful black and white photograph. In this workshop, we’ll cover basic concepts like the zone system and the importance of dynamic range.

Digital Darkroom

The black and white darkroom now lives in our computers as a powerful editing tool. Follow the instructor as they walk through an effective workflow in Lightroom to enhance the drama and detail in your shots.

FAQ’s
How early do I need to register?

Registration is open right up until the day the session begins. Please note however, that some of our classes sell out well in advance. In order to guarantee enrolment, we recommend registering as soon as you know your schedule.

What are your class and cancellation policies?

Policies:

  • Prepayment is required to confirm your registration and spot in the class / camp / workshop.
  • All sessions begin promptly at the stated time. Any missed material is forgone by the student.
  • Register early: If you wait until the last minute, the class might be filled or cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

Cancellation by Student:

  • CLASS/WORKSHOP: Cancellations are non-refundable whether the student cancels or fails to show up for class; however, if we are notified within 7 days prior to the scheduled session, we will reschedule you to another session but a $50 administration fee will apply*.
  • PRIVATE LESSONS: Cancellations are non-refundable whether the student cancels or fails to show up for the lesson; however, if we are notified 48 hours prior to the scheduled session, we will reschedule your session, but a  $50 administration fee will apply.

Class Cancellation:

  • GTA Photography Classes reserves the right to cancel or postpone any class if there is inadequate enrolment. In the event that a class must be cancelled, you will be notified by email in advance (please be sure to register using the email address where you can best be reached). You may then either reschedule for another session or receive reimbursement of class fees.

*Exclusions: Travel Photography purchased as a Photo 101 add on is non-refundable and non-transferable prior to or post your scheduled session.

Do you offer certificates?

We offer a certificate of completion to students upon request. Please contact us through email or by phone to speak with an instructor to receive your certificate if you require one. Certificates will be delivered through email. There will be a $25 admin fee if you would like a physical certificate mailed to you.

What equipment should I bring to class?

• DSLR Camera or point & shoot camera that can shoot in manual mode
• Memory Card
• Fully Charged Battery Pack
• Class notes (you’ll be able to download these in your confirmation email)

What type of payment do you accept?

Most of our registration is done ONLINE using MC and VISA. We do however, except CASH / CHEQUES in person at the studio. (Note: We do not accept Debit) Please phone ahead to make an appointment to register if paying by cash, as we may be in session or out on assignment.

Cheques can also be mailed to our studio. Please make them payable to GTA Photography Classes.

Mailing Address:

25 Toronto St.
Suite #200
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5C 2R1

Do I need prior training or experience?

For the introductory courses (Photo 101) and photo tours, no prior training is required. More advanced courses such as Photo 201 and our workshops, do require prior experience as they build on basic techniques taught in Photo 101. If you have some prior knowledge or experience and not sure if you need some of the prerequisites, give us a call and talk to an instructor today!

Do I get more instruction in the in-class Weekend Boot Camp or the 4 week program?

All of our programs include the exact same lecture / workshop material.  You will not get any more or less in any of the sessions. We design our courses and workshops so that we equip all our students with the knowledge they need! You just select the class type that works best for your schedule.  Leave everything else with us!

Where are you located? Is there parking?

For all of our classes in Toronto, they are located at 25 Toronto Street, Suite #200. Parking is available on Toronto St and at several other paid-parking lots around the area.

For all information about our location, contact and map with parking options, please visit our Contact Page for more details.

Galleries
Patti Lowery - Into The Abyss
Patti Lowery - Into The Abyss
Patti Lowery
Mike Glinoga - Gorilla
Mike Glinoga - Gorilla
Mike Glinoga
Megan Schijven - Rico
Megan Schijven - Rico
Megan Schijven
Clay Charters - Wading In
Clay Charters - Wading In
Clay Charters
Francisco Riquelme - Hands
Francisco Riquelme - Hands
Francisco Riquelme
John Salvino - Old Friends
John Salvino - Old Friends
John Salvino
Patti Lowery - Into The Abyss

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