Mastering Black and White – Massimo Mastrorillo and Giuseppe Andretta
Shooting in black and white is different than shooting in color and then convert the file when postproducing. You must see in black and white to get the most out of this expressive medium. The workshop is therefore intended to investigate black and white photography following the entire creative flow, from previsualization to shooting, from editing with Lightroom to the final print. The program is divided in two distinct phases and with two special tutors. On the first day, Massimo Mastrorillo will take participants through a first stage focusing on theory and on the theme of seeing in black and white, and through a second stage shooting on location. The second day will be dedicated to editing, evaluating, and postproducing images. Giuseppe Andretta will illustrate the techniques to get the most out of their images using Lightroom. He will conclude the workshop with a tutorial on printing in black and white.
Massimo Mastrorillo works mainly on long term documentary projects, devoting himself to the deep consequences of war and natural disasters and their aftermaths on society. Among his major projects: Mozambique a Nation Balanced Between Poverty and Dream, Kurds: People in Exile, Indonesia: Just Another Day, White Murder and Temporary?Landscapes. His major awards include: World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International (POYi) and the Best of Photojournalism, Magazine Photographer of the Year, FNAC “Attenzione Talento Fotografico”, the International Photographer of the Year at the 5th Annual Lucie Awards, the PDN annual, the Sony World Photography Awards and an Aftermath Grant (finalist, 2011).
Giuseppe Andretta is one of the most renown Italian expert in digital postproduction and and color management. He is an Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop CS6 and a Apple Distinguished Professional in Aperture 2. In 2008 together with Marco Marconato, Adobe Print Specialist, he founded Color Connection. He provides professional training courses and consultancies on Adobe softwares together with color management services, fine art printing and high-end digital postproduction. He works with Leica, Apple, Wacom, Nikon, Epson and X-Rite.