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Photoshop Foundation with Emphasis on B&W Photography: by John Campbell

  • April 16, 2024
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Woodward Camera - 33501 Woodward Ave. Birmingham, MI 48009


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Photoshop Foundation, with Emphasis on B&W Photography

by John Campbell

In this presentation John will walk you through Photoshop Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop. He will explain some fundamental workspace preferences to help you become more efficient with your workflow. He will share his favorite tips, keyboard shortcuts and the power of adjustment layers.  

In the second part of the presentation John will demonstrate his process of converting raw images to black and white, with a meticulous sequence of adjusting and bringing the image to life.

This program is for anyone with Basic to Intermediate Photoshop Skill levels, but even Advanced Users will obtain valuable information to enhance their post processing knowledge base.

Bring your laptop if you wish to follow along but sample images and recording of the presentation will be provided to all participants.

Register early as space is limited.

Members are free. Guests must register and pay in advance. Register early for a discount. No refunds or onsite registration.


Photography is my calling, my profession, and the thing that will undoubtedly drive me crazy someday. I don’t photograph subjects. I photograph the way they make me feel. Admittedly, it’s a bit of a strange concept. But it’s true and it’s the best way to describe my approach to photography. I question every image I shoot. I assume perfection is impossible but I strive for perfection in every picture. If this is all you ever know about me, it’s enough to say you know me very, very well.

I have been involved with photography for over fifty years. As a young boy, I was fascinated by the images from National Geographic, Life, Look, etc.  As a student at the University of Michigan, majoring in Biology, I added nature to my photographic repertoire.  Upon graduation I became a high school Biology teacher but continued my interest in photography.  In my early days of working in the dark room, I learned the zone system, processed 4x5 negatives and basically learned the mechanics of the dark room and the “perfect photo”. During this period of time, I felt my photography had leveled off when by coincidence I began to dabble in fine art black and white photography.  Finally, the pieces of the puzzle were fitting in place.   I studied photography with Monte Nagler, Howard Bond and have taken numerous photo workshops. I continue to teach photography at Schoolcraft College.

I have traveled to all 50 states and Italy, Greece, Scotland, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic,  England and Cuba to capture images.   My new experiences help me to perfect my photo vision, while reminding me of the importance of carrying my camera with humor, compassion and curiosity. 

 "The camera is the least important element in photography." -Julius Shulman

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