This presentation will cover Adobe Photoshop and Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro, methods of B&W conversions. Vincent will explore all the options in Photoshop for converting color images to black and white, and will explain the merits of each, including when one conversion technique is more appropriate than another. Versace shares the knowledge he’s gained from decades of research and real-world experience to help you take black and white images from "good enough" to fine art quality.
AND IF THERE'S TIME......
In the Heat of the Light. Coming to Therms With Digital Infrared Photography.
More than half the energy from the Sun (a really, really, really big thermonuclear device) arrives to our planet in the form of infrared radiation. We can feel this light but it takes a special camera to be able to see it. But it is it is not the heat of the light you are photographing. It is the light caused by the outcome of the heat.
With the advent of digital cameras being able to be converted to shoot in the IR spectrum, what was once an incredibly difficult and very Uncreative process (that being composing, focusing and metering through a piece of black glass), has now become in comparison the simple job of just point and shoot.
He is the author of the best selling books From Oz to Kansas: Almost Every Black & White Technique Known to Mankind and Welcome to Oz 2.0: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop . His book, Welcome to Oz has been selected as Shutterbug Magazine’s best how-to book of the year. Vincent was the original host of the Epson Print Academy and is a member of the Epson Stylus Pros. He is also a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, an Xrite Colorotti, Lexar Elite Photographer, Team NiK Elite Photographer, an American Photo Magazine Mentor Trek and Master Class instructor and a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team. He teaches regularly at Photoshop World, B&H, the FBI, US Navy Combat Camera, US Coast Guard, Maine Media Workshops and Palm Beach Photographic Workshops.