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In Person – The Master Black and White Print with Vincent Versace

August 4, 2022 @ 9:30 am - August 6, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

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One event on January 20, 2020 at 9:30am


In The Master Black and White Print workshop, you will explore the various techniques used to create a perfect black and white print. There is more than one way to convert an image from full color to black and white. Many of the basic techniques available can leave you with a print that looks obviously edited in Photoshop. We will go over a handful of different techniques, which ones to use and which to avoid, and how to best apply these techniques to your images and get the best true to black and white print possible.

This workshop takes a practical application approach to when, why, and how to convert an image. In it, you learn which methods give you the best results and when to choose a simple or a complex solution.

Some of the topics covered in this workshop are:

  • Global de-saturation: When and why you should and should not use it.
  • LAB conversions: When and why you should and should not use it.
  • Split Channel conversions: What they are good for. How to use to get the same effect with a file two thirds the size.
  • Black and White adjustment layers: When to use to bring out and separate the tones in a color image.
  • Silver Efex Plug-in: A complete overview of how to use it and when.
  • Multiple Channel mixer black and white conversions that replicate the physics of film.
  • Faux-infrared: What is it?
  • How to convert files, from a digital camera that has been modified to shoot Infrared, to black and white.
  • Gradient tool for black and white conversion: When and how to most efficiently use.
  • Mid-tone Contouring
  • Combining multiple conversion techniques to get the optimum black and white image.

Photoshop Actions have already been made and will be available for every technique that will be shown for Photoshop CS4, CS5 and CS6 …. AND if you are using CS5 and CS6, the actions have been made into a Configuration panel that will help to speed up your image production workflow.

Class needs:

Please bring 6 image files you have worked on in preparation of printing them along with the original Raw file of each image on a thumb drive or an external hard drive.


VINCENT VERSACE is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment, the Shellenberg fine art award, a six-time nominee to the Photoshop Hall of Fame and is the author of the best selling book, Welcome to Oz: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop which was chosen as Shutterbug Magazine’s best how-to book of the year. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History. Vincent is the photographer of Immediate Assistants Medical Rescue Go Team. He is a member of the Epson Stylus Pros, a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, an Xrite Colorotti, Lexar 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 teaching regularly at Photoshop World and the Maine Photographic and Palm Beach Photographic Workshops. Vincent was the original host of the Epson Print Academy. Articles about his work in conjunction with digital workflows have appeared in American Photo, Popular Photography, Shutterbug, Outdoor Photographer, Pro Digital Imaging, PDN, What Digital camera, Petersen’s Photographic, PC Camera, Studio Design and Photography Professional Photographer and Digital Imaging magazines.

Website: http://www.versacephotography.com


Per CDC guidance, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre requires facial coverings and 6-foot social distancing while indoors on Centre property. This is applicable to those who are vaccinated and unvaccinated. If you or someone in your household are feeling sick, feverish, have a cough, have been exposed to COVID-19, or have been required to self-quarantine, we ask that you not visit the Centre. Our goal is to keep our staff, instructors, and customers as safe as possible. We appreciate your cooperation.

Refunds and Cancellations

For workshops at the Centre, all deposits will be refunded IN FULL if a workshop is canceled. If you decide to withdraw from a workshop, please inform us at least 30 days before the first day of class; we will refund your deposits, less a $100 withdrawal fee. Our obligations to the professionals who teach at the Centre dictate that no refund of payments will be made to you if you do not notify us of your withdrawal 30 days before the start of the workshop (120 days for travel workshops). In the event that a replacement is found to fill your vacant space, all payments, less the withdrawal fee will be refunded. No refund of fees will be made for no-shows or for withdrawal after the workshop begins. Membership fees are non-refundable.



August 4, 2022 @ 9:30 am
August 6, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


Vincent Versace

Member Price

$855.00 + $70.00 Lab Fee ($925.00)

Non-member Price

$925.00 + $70.00 Lab Fee ($995.00)

The Master Black and White Print with Vincent Versace


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Member, Non-member


January 20 – 22, 2020

Space limited to 8 participants.


Palm Beach Photographic Centre
415 Clematis St.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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(561) 253-2600