Doug Johnson


October 18-20, 2019

Black and White Photography

“Color is descriptive. Black and white is interpretive.”
– Eliott Erwitt
Twenty Members Maximum
Fee:  $150

Doug Johnson is a highly respected professional photographer and educator. His work has taken him across this amazing planet; from South Africa, Ireland, Canada, and Cuba to his own home in Missoula Montana and all over the US.

He has taught along side many highly esteemed educators including; Alison Shaw, Freeman Patterson and good friends Neil Chaput de Saintonge, Eileen Rafferty and Tim Cooper.

He believes education and admiration are the “means to the end” and good old fashion fun is the vehicle we use to navigate through the journey.

Doug’s lifelong passion for teaching the technical and esthetics in the art is a direct reflection of the long term relationships he shares with his students and peers.

The workshop will start with a lecture Friday night, 7pm, in the Lewis & Clark room at the Red Lion, 5500 Midland Rd, Billings, MT 59101.


Saturday will be spent  learning to edit in Lightroom Classic and Silver Efex Pro 2, plus a two hour field session taking our own photos. 


Sunday will  include more editing plus a photo review. 

You will need to bring a laptop computer with Lightroom Classic or your editing software of choice, plus Silver Efex Pro 2, part of Nik Collection 2, available at 

Don't use Lightroom Classic or Silver Efex Pro 2? 

Want to try them out for free?

➙Download the free trial versions from Adobe and DXO right before the workshop, import some of your photos, and let Doug show you what they can do.

Workshop Schedule

Friday, Oct 18

7pm – 9pm   Lewis & Clark room at the Red Lion                                       Greetings and Introduction

                    Presentation: A B&W Introduction


Saturday, Oct 19

8am - 10am   B&W Processing in LR “Classic” CC                             *Bring your computer w/ LR installed

10am - 11am  Edit session

11am - 12:30  Lunch

12;30 - 3pm    Field session TBD

3pm - 5pm      B&W Processing in Silver Efex Pro 2

                      *Bring your computer w/ SE installed

5pm - 6pm      Edit session



Sunday Oct 20

8am - 10:30am Edit session    

10:30-12pm     Review of your B&W work

12pm               Workshop ends


Meetings cancelled due to pandemic

Meeting place:


Billings Public Library

Community Room


Turn left upon entering the building via south door from parking lot


This year's BCC competition



Ant's View


The Hunt


White on White


BCC Competition



PSA Projected Image Division (PID) - Open

Submit photos to the appropriate gallery at


Here are the latest competition critiques, scores  & placings.

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PSA - Round 3  SCORES

 - Gallery of images with their scores may be seen here.

Glennie 2020 SCORES

 - Gallery of images with their scores may be seen here.

Still Life competition critiques and placings available here     


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