Nevis Valley, Queenstown

Monochrome Weekend – July/August



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Black and White photography is considered as a method for the purists – by eliminating colour you open your eyes to form, tone and texture.

For some it is a matter of turning on the B+W mode on your camera – but for those who want to explore the detail of this method, and add a level of refinement, we propose the Monochrome Weekend workshop with Australian Leica Akademie Instructor Nick Rains.

Over two full days we will further unpack this method covering off the fundamental basics of B+W photography before further exploring the subtleties and detail involved in the monochrome process.

  • What makes B+W so compelling?
  • Thinking and seeing in B+W
  • Looking for B+W Subjects
  • Conversions into B+W from colour
  • Making compelling prints
  • The printing process
  • Paper choice for B+W

Day One: Initial meeting and discuss around the whole B+W concept – from here we will head out to interesting locations to put the concept into practice. In Brisbane this will be in and around the Powerhouse building, in Sydney we will go to Cockatoo Island and in Melbourne we can explore the cool alleys of the city centre. Essentially, we aim to collect enough material for use in post production on Day Two.

Day Two: Using the images shot on Day One, we will examine the whole colour (raw) to B+W conversion process in great detail, while Nick Rains will share with you his personal Photoshop action, for the finest creative control possible. The second half of the workshop will have Nick take you through the process of how to make richly tonal B+W prints, using the best printers available, the Epson 3880 and P800 printers, and using ILFORD Gallerie papers including Nick’s favourites – Gold Fibre Gloss and Smooth Textured Cotton.

When and Where:

  • Brisbane: 21-22 July 2018. Brisbane Powerhouse, Newfarm. 10.00am-4.00pm.
  • Melbourne: 28-29 July 2018. Saturday, meet at Michaels Cameras, 11.00am-5.00pm. Sunday, meet at Leica Camera Australia Office, 3/876 Lorimer Street Port Melbourne, 11.00am-5.00pm.
  • Sydney: 4-5 August 2018. Saturday. Meet at Cockatoo Island Wharf, 11.15am approx. Sunday, meet at Mantra on Kent (Street). 11.00am-5.00pm.

Please note: As a hands-on event there will be a strictly limited number of places. Leica loan cameras and/or lenses can be made available too – please contact us to make a request for loan equipment prior to the weekend you select.

Lunch will be provided each day of the workshop weekend – should you have any dietary issues please let us know prior.

What to Expect: Excellent company, interesting discussions, detailed information, in-depth learning, a relaxed pace and lastly, good food!


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