November Meeting with Robert Near – Crafting B&W Fine Art Images in Today’s Digital World

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (Reservations are Required)
Robert Near
Crafting B&W Fine Art Images in Today’s Digital World

Join Robert as he shows you how he creates his black and white images by seeing colors as a grey zone level, making them work together to give the image pop and depth.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Initial Lightroom/Photoshop adjustments

  • Luminosity maks for targeted dodging

    and burning

  • DxO’s NIK collection: SilverEfex &


  • ADP LumiFlow Panel

  • BW Artisan Pro Panel

    In the last half of his program, Robert will pull it all together with a live workflow revealing the steps of his final B&W fine art image which has resulted in many PPA IPC Merit worthy images for him over the years.

BIO: Robert Near has been a resident of the Hudson River Valley of New York State since birth. As a landscape photographer for the past 40 years, he finds the challenge of capturing an iconic image is to look for that angle or condition that has yet to be captured. Robert is a self- taught photographer starting B&W film, and in today’s digital world he is still drawn to producing B&W with digital captures. Robert has begun offering small workshops, guiding and working with other photographers to photograph the many beautiful areas in the Catskills. His works have been published in magazines, NYS tourism brochures, 2008 first place in the Photo Professional Photographers of America (PPA) International Photographic Competition (IPC) since 2017. In 2019 he earned PPA’s Master of Photography degree.