with Scott Kelby
Learn a fun technique for creating B&W fine art architectural photographs with Scott Kelby! In this class Scott goes through the essential gear you’ll need and the shooting setup... READ MORE
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Black & White Fine Art Architectural Photography
with Scott Kelby
Learn a fun technique for creating B&W fine art architectural photographs with Scott Kelby! In this class Scott goes through the essential gear you’ll need and the shooting setup to capture the starting photos, but the key to this technique is in the post processing you’ll do in Photoshop to create this dynamic look. There’s only four basic steps, and Scott gives you everything you’ll need to get started doing this right away. From converting to B&W to a variety of techniques for making selections, Scott gives you the foundational skills you need, then he wraps up the class with a start to finish project to help you see how it all comes together. He even provides practice files you can download and follow along. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
Scott introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow.
lesson 2: Essential Gear
Learn the gear you need to get in the game.
lesson 3: How to Compose the Shots
Scott shares the steps you need to compose the shot and capture the image.
lesson 4: DSLR: Long Exposure
Learn how to set up for a long exposure shot with your DSLR.
lesson 5: Mirrorless: Long Exposure
Learn how to set up for a long exposure shot with your mirrorless camera.
lesson 6: Converting to B&W
The first step in the post processing is converting to B&W in Camera Raw.
lesson 7: Making Selections of Buildings: Part 1
In this lesson Scott covers the easy ways to select the buildings in your photos.
lesson 8: Making Selections of Buildings: Part 2
Scott works through additional methods for selecting the buildings in Photoshop.
lesson 9: Making Selections of Buildings: Part 3
The last method Scott demonstrates is making a selection with the Pen tool.
lesson 10: Adding the Black Sky and Beam of Light
With various selection tools under your belt, learn how Scott takes the building from its background, puts it on black, and adds a beam of light.
lesson 11: Adding Clouds
Clouds are the next element to add to the project, which gives it the look of a long exposure photograph.
lesson 12: Finishing Moves
The last step in the process is a finishing move that involves sharpening the image then adding some blur to create a glow effect.
lesson 13: Applying Motion Blur to Existing Clouds
If you already have clouds in your photo you can use Photoshop to apply a motion blur and make the photo look like a long exposure.
lesson 14: Fine Tuning at the End
It is always worth the time to take one last look at your final photo and fine tune any issues you see that could make the image a little stronger.
lesson 15: Start to Finish Projects
Scott wraps up the class with some start to finish projects so you can see how it all comes together.
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meet  Scott Kelby
Scott is the President and CEO of KelbyOne, is also the original "Photoshop Guy", is the editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference, Training Director and instructor for KelbyOne Live Seminars, and author of a string of bestselling technology and photography books.
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