TheFIX 004: Wildlife Photography in Black and White with Laurie Rubin

In this episode:

Wildlife photographer Laurie Rubin shares her best tips for photographing animals, from gear to location to shooting techniques. In this week's tutorial, Laurie converts her wildlife photos to creative black and white fine art using MacPhun Software's Tonality Pro plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom.

Highlights of our chat:

1:36 Practical tips for photographing animals.
15:12 Laurie’s photo processing and posting workflow.

Photoshop / Tonality Pro Tutorial:

16:40 Converting photos from color to creative black and white with Tonality Pro in Photoshop.

About our guest:

Laurie Rubin is an award-winning wildlife and landscape photographer whose work hangs in the Smithsonian. She's worked in photo education for Nik Software and the Google+ Photos Team, and is currently Senior Education Manager for MacPhun Software. Laurie is also a drone pilot, who shoots high-flying photographs and video from her DJI Phantom Visions copter. Enjoy Laurie's stunning photographs at and check out her upcoming workshops. Visit the MacPhun website to learn more about Tonality Pro and other MacPhun software.

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Where's Jan?

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One Comment

  1. Another heartfelt wildlife image by photographer Laurie Rubin. If you’ve got an animal photo you’re particularly proud of, we’d love to see it. You can upload photos to this comment section by clicking the scene icon at the bottom left of your comment.