BLACK & WHITE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Instructor: Jimmy Peters
A black and white photograph strips away the literal presentation that color sometimes imposes allowing the viewer to concentrate on form, texture, subject, and the photographers’ intent. In many cases this allows the viewer the freedom to make a more thoughtful interpretation. — Jimmy Peters
Thursdays To be announced – if interested, please call 924-1200.
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost – $150
In this workshop, you will learn to convert color photographs to black and white using a technique developed by John Paul Caponigro. You will learn to control, rearrange and assign a full range of tones to your image that is impossible with any other method. You will be turning a good photograph into a piece of fine art.
The workshop will be divided into four classes: 1- Taking the photograph you will be using and setting it up in Photoshop. 2- Converting your channels, analyzing the tones in your photograph, setting up masks. 3- Advanced use of masks for effect. 4- Cropping and critique.
- Camera, preferably a single lens reflex.
- Wacom tablet (helpful but not necessary).
- Calibrate your monitor (helpful but not necessary).
You should be familiar with the following
- Basic photography
- Photoshop layers, channels, brushes, masking, sharpening, blurring.
- How to adjust the brightness and contrast control on your monitor.
Jimmy Peters has been the recipient of national and regional advertising and photography awards. His work has been published in LensWork magazine. The “Florida Cowboy” collection was chosen for an exhibit in the Capital Building in Tallahassee, Florida. The photograph “Cracker Pack” was given to the Governor as a wedding present by his Cabinet and is on permanent display in the Governors Mansion in Tallahassee. His work is included in the traveling “Florida Cattle Ranching Exhibit” sponsored by the Florida Bureau of Historic Preservation. The photograph “Cracker Pack” was redesigned as a cancellation stamp for the United States Post Office. Jimmy’s photographs have been on exhibit in galleries, museums, and are held in private collections throughout Florida and across the country.
Jimmy grew up in Sarasota and has been a self-taught professional photographer for the past 30 years. For 6 years he ran an in-house advertising agency for a large commercial bank. In 1985 he moved back to Sarasota and opened Taylor, McHone advertising. Most of his professional career has been centered on commercial photography.