Digital Black & White Photography with Jeff Zaruba

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Photo © Jeff Zaruba

Explore ways to digitally visualize and create stunning monochromatic photographs in this workshop with Jeff Zaruba.

Digital Black & White Photography will be a personalized collaboration between the student and teacher Jeff Zaruba, and the participants will expand their creative vision and further their pursuit of black and white photography. Students will investigate various different elements that lend themselves to great black and white images.  These techniques will be practiced and applied in a hands-on location shoot, followed by lab time where students will process images using Lightroom and Photoshop.

During class time, Jeff will share inspiring black and white images and Instagram sites and discuss the elements that make these images successful. Students will learn Lightroom and Photoshop techniques that are particularly helpful for black and white images.

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Photo © Jeff Zaruba

Class Schedule:

Saturday, September 9, 9:30–11:30AM: Lecture and slide show discussing B&W vision, camera settings, and questions.

Saturday, September 16, 6:15–9:15AM: Shooting on location (location TBD in San Francisco or Petaluma).

Saturday, September 23, 9AM–noon: Review images shot on location and make digital adjustments for prints.

Saturday, September 30, 9:30–11:30AM: Final class review. Each student should bring prints.

Price: $425.00

Please review our Registration Terms & Conditions

Call 415-388-3569 for more information or to register.

Four sessions (3 in-class, 1 in-field):  
September 9, 16, 23, and 30

Who should take this workshop: 

Anyone passionate about B&W photography will gain a great deal from this class.

Pertinent details:

  • 5 11×17 prints on Epson Premium Luster paper are included in the workshop price
  • Maximum 10 students
  • Learn best camera settings for visualizing B&W images
  • Self-transport required for on location shooting

Required equipment:

  • DSLR or Mirrorless digital camera
  • Camera manual (for first session)
  • Laptop with Lightroom and/or Photoshop installed

Further reading:


Jeff ZarubaInstructor Bio: Jeff Zaruba has been a freelance photographer for over 30 years, traveling the world on assignments for ad agencies, corporations, hotels, resorts, and magazines. Traditionally trained with film and in the darkroom, he earned a Fine Arts degree in Photography from Arizona State University in 1975. His personal work has been published in numerous magazines and he was named Photographer of the Year in the B&W Spider Awards 2005 International Competition. He is represented by several galleries across the country.

Follow Jeff on Instagram @jeffzaruba