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Mastering Light in Black and White Photography

Learn why there is no such thing as bad light for B/W Photography and why it provides infinite opportunities to manipulate light in your nature photography.

– with Jack Curran

11:00 am – 12:30 pm (New York Time), August 23, 2020



Streaming customers get free access to the recorded sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I cannot attend my Live Online Class Session?

We record all our live classes session. So if for some reason you cannot attend a live session you will have 1 year watch the the recorded video.

NOTE: Online classes are non-refundable.

What do I need to attend Live Class Session?

You will need a high-speed internet connection to attend our live online class.

We use Zoom Meetings to run our online classes. Zoom Meetings is compatible with all devices, including Mac and PC desktop computers and laptops, mobile phones, and tablet devices. If you're still not sure whether your device will work with our streaming services, try your device out by joining a test meeting at

NOTE: We do not recommend using your mobile phone to attend the meeting because of small screen size of mobile phone. You will get most out of your Online Classes if you are watching out live session on 13 inch or larger screen.

Can I access Online Classes after the Live Session?

Yes. We will attempt to record live presentation. Barring any unforeseen circumstances you will have 1 year access to the recorded video.

What's Included in our Online Classes?

Visual Wilderness Online classes is a live event. Here is what is included in our live online classes:

  • You will be able to watch and hear the instructors as they teach the class topic.
  • Our instructors use a variety of teaching materials in the online classes. These materials may include a Live video, Presentation, Post Processing and Field Videos and more.
  • You will be able to ask question during the Live Event using Zoom’s chat box. NOTE: You do not need a microphone to ask questions. All questions are submitted using the chat box.
  • We will send you a video recording of the class after the live session is completed.


  • Introduction
  • A short review of the Elements of Presence
  • How to approach a less than epic image and evaluate potential
  • Live Demonstration: Post-processing for Dynamic B/W in Adobe Lightroom Classic
  • How to review your catalog and search for opportunities
  • Conclusion


  • Compatible with: Adobe Lightroom Classic.
  • Video Created with: Adobe Lightroom Classic.


  • Discover why you don’t need epic light to create an epic photograph in Adobe Lightroom Classic.
  • Understand the importance of Luminosity and how to use it to create stunning B/W photos.
  • How to approach and develop the dynamic range of light.
  • Learn to use selective dodging and burning to create dynamic mastery of light.
  • Discover how to control and manipulate light with the Radial, Graduated, and Adjustment Brushes.
  • How to work with visual transitions, contrast and clarity, atmosphere, mood, and tension.

Easy-to-understand concepts illustrated with clear examples which you can apply to your black and white nature photography.

What People are Saying

The Hyperfocal Distance Course is excellent and enlightening. It will definitely come in useful when I go to the Yading Nature Reserve in China next week on a photography trip.
Claire TanSingapore

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