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Black & White Developing and Printing

Led by Adrian Beasley

Create high impact Black & White images from the developing techniques through to printing


Perhaps, because Black & White images are inherently manipulations, they encourage creativity in a way that colour often doesn’t.  We feel more at ease pushing the boundaries and the viewer expects monochrome images to be “artistic”.


This workshop is totally focused on creating high impact Black & White images.  We will look at various ways to use Lightroom, Photoshop and Google/Nik tools to convert and develop your images. Finally, we will look at optimising your images for different papers and the settings in Lightroom and Photoshop’s print module.  We will have an Epson professional printer on hand and everyone will be able to print several A3 images to take away.


  • Shooting tips for Black & White

  • Image Selection – which of your colour images will work best in B&W and why

  • Different types of B&W

    • Black & White, Monochrome, Split tone, Fake & Real Infrared

    • High key and Low Key

  • The Lightroom tools

    • Global and Local development

  • The Photoshop tools

    • Tools, Adjustments and Filters

    • Speed things up by automating with Actions

  • The Nik tools

    • ColourEFX and SlilverEFX

    • Boarders and stylised presets

    • Modifying and saving presets

  • Style ideas

    • Local adjustments

    • Focus

    • Contrast

    • Matching look/tones across images

  • Printing considerations & preparing your images for print

  • Printing from Lightroom and Photoshop

Who Should Attend and what to bring

This workshop is ideal for those wanting to explore the wonderful world of Black & White and learn how to select, develop and print their own images.  Some experience of Lightroom and Photoshop is needed.  This workshop would not suit an absolute beginner.

You will need to bring:

  • Your computer (PC or Mac – sorry no iPad’s!)

  • You will need LightroomClassic and Photoshop, also, download the free Google/Nik collection

  • Images to work with.  Some examples are also provided for the demonstrations

Group Size, Location & Facilities

The group size is limited, based at Pilton Arts building in Pilton, just outside Barnstaple. Tea, coffee and a snack lunch are provided.

Your tutor

Adrian Beasley has taught C&G Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom workshops for over 15 years and has been involved with computers since school.  He has a very engaging and relaxed teaching style, ideal for beginners.

Adrian is an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE).

Sunday 3rd June 2018
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