Leica Monochrom Online Workshop with Richard Sexton | March 19 - 27, 2021
Join Leica Store Miami and fine art photographer Richard Sexton for a unique, small group Leica Monochrom online workshop. As a digital camera devoted solely to black and white capture, the Leica Monochrom produces files with an analog character and subject rendering that cannot be replicated by any color digital camera. It is a specialized photographic instrument that requires a unique approach when it comes to:
- Capture: Learn a unique way of seeing the world in black and white employing pre-visualization and a commitment to black and white imaging before the fact, rather than after.
- Color Filters: Learn how to use color filters to transpose color values to shades of grey which can improve your images at the time of capture.
- Post Production: Using Adobe Lightroom to optimize the grayscale raw file.
Printing: Monochromatic printing is more subjective, more malleable, and more interpretive than color printing.
If you have always admired the tradition of black and white photography and the many great Leica photographers who are associated with that tradition, such as Cartier-Bresson, Alexander Rodchenko, Robert Frank, and Garry Winogrand, then this is a workshop designed to help you take your black/white photography to a higher level and to ensure you will get the most out of the Leica Monochrom.
Richard Sexton is a widely published and exhibited photographer, who is also a lifelong Leica photographer, beginning with a used M4 in the 1970s and continuing to the present day with the M10 Monochrom. Along with Richard, Leica Specialist Peter Dooling from Leica Store Miami will be on hand to help facilitate the workshop.
- Course overview
- "What makes the Monochrom unique?" talk & discussion
Saturday, March 20th from 3:00-5:00 PM Central Time
- Shooting demonstration
- Color filter discussion
- An assignment will be given and is to be completed and emailed in for critique prior to the final Saturday session.
Friday, March 26th from 3:00-5:00 PM Central Time
- Editing workflow demonstration in Adobe Lightroom
- Printing demonstration including Photoshop file prep and the elements of a fine art print.
Saturday, March 27th from 10:00-Noon & 2:00-4:00 PM Central Time
- Critique of assignment work
Workshop format: Five Zoom sessions
Class Size: Limited to 8 attendees
What to Expect:
- Learn about the Monochrom platform and what makes it unique.
- Learn how to see in black and white and what to look for.
- Learn how to attain proper exposure with the Monochrom.
- Learn how to use color filters.
- Live shoot.
- Adobe Lightroom processing session.
- Assignment and critique.
Who should attend this Workshop?
This workshop is geared towards current Leica Monochrom owners including the new 40mp M10 Monochrom, the M Monochrom (Typ 246) and the original M Monochrom. Anyone looking to better understand their Monochrom and use it to its fullest potential is welcome to attend.
About RichardRichard Sexton is a widely published and exhibited photographer, who is also a lifelong Leica photographer, beginning with a used M4 in the 1970s and continuing to the present day with the M Monochrom. His most recent project, Enigmatic Stream: Photographs of the Industrial Landscape of the Lower Mississippi River was shot with the M Monochrom. He is also a master digital printer utilizing a post-production workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop to optimize files for printing. He uses Imageprint RIP for archival monochromatic printing on 100% rag papers. For more information about Richard's work and career see the links below:
A bio can be found on Richard's web site here:
Enigmatic Stream, a current project shot entirely with the Monochrom can be seen here:
A portfolio of work from Ireland, shot entirely with the Monochrom can be seen here:
A portfolio of work shot on b/w film with a Leica M4 can be seen here:
Questions about the Workshop:
If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 305-921-4433 or send us an email. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Withdrawal and Refund Policy
Enrollment is limited to 8 participants, and once you sign up, we are counting on your attendance. If you need to withdraw from this workshop, please notify us in writing (email is acceptable) as soon as possible. This is our refund policy:
If you cancel and we find someone to fill your seat, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition. If you cancel and we cannot find someone to fill your seat, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule:
At least 7 days before the start of the workshop: Full refund
Less than 7 days from the start of the workshop: No refund
In the event that this workshop must be canceled due to inadequate enrollment, all fees and deposits will be refunded in full or may be transferred to another workshop within 24 months.
If for any reason you wish to transfer your deposit, please notify us by email. You must register and complete a new workshop within 24 months of the withdrawal. We reserve the right to accept or deny any transfer.
There are no exceptions to our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.