• Intro to Classic Black and White
    January 14, 2021
    5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Session 1
    January 21, 2021
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Session 2
    January 28, 2021
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Session 3
    February 4, 2021
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Session 4
    February 11, 2021
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Full Black & White Workshop
    January 14, 2021 - February 11, 2021
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Introduction to Classic Black and White Photographs -FREE

Thursday, January 14, 5 PM, PST 

Have you ever marveled at the beauty of a Ansel Adams or Edward Weston photograph and wondered how you could create that with your digital camera?

The beauty of classic black and white is not about what tool you use, but how you use it! Join Creative Photo Academy and Rich Seiling for this inspiring evening that will show the thought process and tools Rich uses to create museum quality digital black and white prints in the classic style.

Session 1

Thursday, January 21, 5 PM PST 

Contrast is the key component of an expressive B&W photograph. Rich will teach you how to
create and control contrast for maximum effect.

Session 2

Thursday, January 28, 5 PM PST 

Garbage in, garbage out. The wrong pre-processing choices can make or break your
photographs. Learn which RAW processing tools to use…and avoid, and how to convert from
color to B&W with the eye of a master.

Session 3

Thursday, February 4 , 5 PM PST 

Dodging & Burning (aka brushing) can make the difference between a ho-hummer and a
masterpiece. Learn the how you can capture the viewer and guide the eye while creating a
more expressive vision.

Session 4

Thursday, February 11 , 5 PM PST 

Prints are the ultimate way to share a B&W photograph, but the number of printing options can
be overwhelming. We’ll give you a clear roadmap that will let you navigate the many choices of
papers and printers to create the classic beauty you are looking for.

About Rich Seiling 

Rich Seiling’s passion for capturing light and beauty with photography has led him on a series of adventures that have shaped his vision and view of the craft. From a stint at The Ansel Adams
Gallery in Yosemite as an assistant curator, to his pioneering work in digital printmaking, founding of a leading fine art printing studio, and 22 years living in and photographing the Yosemite region of the Sierra Nevada, Rich has deeply explored the vision and craft of photography while continuing to express his own vision. He learned photography in the darkroom, seeking to make prints with the rich tonal scale exemplified by the West Coast traditions of photography. But his frustration with color processes lead him to explore digital photography starting in the early 1990s.

Combining his darkroom knowledge with digital tools led to a process for making color prints of museum quality that pushed the process to new heights. His reputation for making vibrant yet
realistic digital prints allowed him to help photographers like Galen Rowell, Jack Dykinga, Robert Glenn Ketchum, and many others, make the transition to digital fine art printing. With his team at West Coast Imaging, he has helped produce numerous museum shows, supplied prints for leading galleries, and done prepress for art books from publishers like Taschen and Houghton Mifflin.










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ONLINE CLASSES- An email will be sent out 24 hours prior to the class start time with the online link.

RECORDINGS will be sent out the following day after the online class. Please give us at least 24 hours before contacting us for the recording.