Course description

The aim of The Art of Black & White in Lightroom Classic is to teach you how to create beautiful black and white photos in Lightroom Classic.

Your time is valuable so most of the video lessons are less than twelve minutes long. You can take the course at your own pace – binge watch every video in one go or watch one a week. It's really up to you!

By the time you've finished this course you'll know how to get the best of your black and white photos using Lightroom Classic's advanced features.

The course has 10 video lessons (around 80 minutes of premium content) and comes with five DNG files so you can follow along and try out the techniques for yourselves.

Note: The course is designed primarily for Lightroom Classic users, but you can apply the techniques in earlier versions such as Lightroom 6 and Lightroom 5.

Total duration: 80 minutes.

This month only – use the code october5 at checkout to buy the course for just $15Offer expires midnight, October 31, 2020 GMT.



Please note: This course is an update, re-published in 2020 for The Creative Photographer Academy. If you already own the first edition (included in the 2018 5DayDeal and sold on The Creative Photographer website) please be aware that there's no new material in this version and that you shouldn't buy it if you own the original. But don't feel left out – we have plenty of exciting courses in the pipeline for you to take part in this year!

What you will learn

These are just some of the things you'll learn in the course.

  • Why seeing in black and white is just as important as Lightroom technique.
  • How to prepare your images for the black and white conversion.
  • How to use local adjustments to make your black and white photos pop.
  • How to use the B&W panel to take control of the tones in your black and white photos.
  • How to use the Tone Curve panel to adjust tones and create the trendy matte effect look.
  • How to improve your black and white photos by adding vignettes and split tones.
  • How working in black & white differs in Lightroom Classic and Lightroom 6.

Lesson 1: Seeing in Black & White

Watch the first lesson for free:



Course curriculum

  • 1

    The Art of Black & White in Lightroom Classic

    • Welcome to the course!

    • Lesson 1: Seeing in Black & White (6.05)

    • Lesson 2: Getting Started (4.21)

    • Lesson 3: The Basic Panel and Local Adjustments [DNG] (11.44)

    • Lesson 4: The B&W Panel (9.31)

    • Lesson 5: The Tone Curve Panel (2.57)

    • Lesson 6: The ​Effects and Split Toning Panels (5.29)

    • Demo 1: Black and White Landscape [DNG] (10.58)

    • Demo 2: Chairman Mao Watch [DNG] (12.48)

    • Demo 3: Black & White Portrait [DNG] (11.30)

    • Demo 4: Black and White Landscape [DNG] (5.18)

    • Download 1: Video tutorials (303 MB)

    • Download 2: DNG files (4.36 MB)

  • Stream or download

    Stream video content live from the website or download video files to your computer. Your choice, your way.

  • Structured content

    View the course from your own dashboard and see which chapters you've already completed.

  • 100% money back guarantee

    Buy without risk! We're so confident that ​The Art of Black and White in Lightroom Classic Course will surprise and delight you that we're giving you an unconditional guarantee. If, for any reason, you’re not satisfied with the course just let us know within 60 days and we’ll refund the purchase price in full, no questions asked.

Meet your teacher

Andrew S. Gibson

My name's Andrew and I'm a photographer, writer​ and teacher. I'm passionate about photography and I love teaching other people how to create amazing images. My books have helped thousands of photographers just like you get better at their craft and learn how to use Lightroom Classic. I'm looking forward to sharing all the secrets I've learned about ​creating beautiful black and white photos with you!

What our students are saying

5 star rating

Simple and efficient

Carlos Hochberg

Very good at what it is set to teach. Simple, efficient, very easy to follow and get results after it.

Very good at what it is set to teach. Simple, efficient, very easy to follow and get results after it.

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Enlightening!

Theo Johannes

I found the course very helpful. The fact that I could download it at the end, is exciting. I can now review specific items when I need to. Looking forward to produce good B&W photos!

I found the course very helpful. The fact that I could download it at the end, is exciting. I can now review specific items when I need to. Looking forward to produce good B&W photos!

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5 star rating

Good Lessons

Cindy Crewdson

I learned a lot about how to edit my black and white photography. Highly recommend this class. Thanks

I learned a lot about how to edit my black and white photography. Highly recommend this class. Thanks

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4 star rating

Seeing the artist's process

Peter Barnick

Very enlightening to be able to look over the artist's shoulder and experience the workflow. This gave insight into not only the tool (LrC) but also the artist's thought process on what would enhance the composition of an image and how that visio...

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Very enlightening to be able to look over the artist's shoulder and experience the workflow. This gave insight into not only the tool (LrC) but also the artist's thought process on what would enhance the composition of an image and how that vision could be realized via the post processing tool LrC.

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4 star rating

Excellent

Amanda Stuart

I got a lot out of this course

I got a lot out of this course

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5 star rating

Excelente course

Alexandre Silva

From my point of view, this course is very good and very useful because it explain in detail all the LR features to create B&W pictures without the need for extra software and/or plugins.

From my point of view, this course is very good and very useful because it explain in detail all the LR features to create B&W pictures without the need for extra software and/or plugins.

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5 star rating

I found this very informative and easy to follow. Excellent value for the knowledge given

John Cannon