Michael Freeman--our top digital photography author and a worldwide name--presents the most comprehensive book yet on black-and-white digital photography. Oversized, beautifully illustrated, and far-reaching in scope, this guide is destined to be a standard reference for years to come. Freeman covers all aspects of black-and-white digital photography: its fine art tradition as well as its techniques. Learn how to see and expose in black and white, digitally convert color to monochrome, and develop a black-and-white digital workflow. Explore creative choices and how to interpret various subjects most skillfully in monochrome. Finally, get an expert’s advice on printing and displaying black-and-white photographs to best effect.
Ideal for those wishing to improve and expand on their overall photography techniques and creative darkroom skills, this volume will help the relatively inexperienced photographer capture stunning images of any subject. Ilustrated with 60 B & W photos.
Learn how breaking photographic rules can result in stunning black-and-white photos Black-and-white photography poses unique challenges; without color to guide the eye, contrast, lighting, and composition take on even more importance. Renowned photographer Harold Davis explains these elements and demonstrates the basic rules of black and white photography as well as when and how to break them. He breaks through the complexity of this photographic medium, explores opportunities for black-and-white imagery, and shows how to capitalize on every one. Richly illustrated with the author's own images, this beautiful guide presents the skills needed for great black-and-white photos while encouraging your confidence and creativity. Goes beyond basics to teach photographers how to conquer the challenges posed by black-and-white photography Appeals to professionals and serious amateurs who are interested in exploring creative black-and-white imagery Presents photography fundamentals and shows how black and white requires some of the rules to be bent Encourages creative thinking and confidence Lavishly illustrated with Harold Davis's outstanding monochromatic photos Whether you're a professional just venturing into black and white or a serious amateur, Creative Black & White will both educate and inspire you.
Black and white photography has always been one of the most popular areas for amateur photographers. In this book, Toby Worobiec and Ray Spence show traditionalists how to use digital techniques without abandoning black and white photography as well as showing them how to produce high quality 'fine art' prints.
PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION: “A masterful book . . . offers a wealth of practical suggestions to improve your photography, many of which are just as useful when shooting color.”—Popular Photography “. . . highly recommended!”—Library Journal Now updated and expanded to cover the latest information on the impact of digital imaging and Internet technology, Mastering Black and White Photography covers every aspect of the process, from choosing a camera and building a darkroom to finding subjects and creating dazzling prints. Readers will discover expert advice and no-fail techniques for developing a contact sheet; creating a final print, using the Internet to present a portfolio, making extra prints and enlargements, and more. For any photographer looking to develop expert skills in the art and technique of black-and-white photography, this newly revised classic provides all the ready-to-use help one needs! • An industry classic providing a thorough introduction to black-and-white photography • One of the most reasonably priced, accessible, and comprehensive books on the topic
Beautifully illustrated and far-reaching in scope, this guide is destined to be a standard reference for years to come. Alongside the work of author Michael Freeman, you'll find the classic photography of renowned black and white photographers such as Ansel Adams, Ian Berry, Bill Brandt, Edward Curtis, Brett Weston and Edward Weston. Freeman covers all aspects of black-and-white digital photography: the fine art tradition as well as the techniques. Learn how to see and expose in black and white, digitally convert colour to monochrome and develop a black and white digital workflow using the latest software.
Traditional black and white photography has a special appeal that never goes out of style. Even in the digital age, photographers remain endlessly fascinated by its creative possibilities—and this richly illustrated guide offers them a comprehensive introduction to both the art and craft of creating fine monochrome prints. Throughout, it emphasizes ways to master the necessary camera and darkroom techniques and achieve a personal vision every time you shoot. One by one, the chapters delve into cameras and film, exposure and development, composition, printing, and grouping images to form a successful series. Author Steve Mulligan—best known for his large-format photographs of American landscapes—uses his own breathtaking photos as examples, with illuminating technical explanations of exactly how he got the shot.
Over the last few years, most books on photography have been focused on the new breed of cameras and how to master the digital imaging workflow. In The Art of Black and White Photography author and photographer Torsten Andreas Hoffmann takes a different approach, focusing on image composition and image capture, with an emphasis on the creative aspects of black and white photography rather than on the digital workflow. After introducing the ground rules of composition, Hoffmann illustrates their applications with his own stunning black and white images that cover various photographic genres, including architecture, street photography, portraiture, and surreal photography. Also discussed are the elements of a "photographic language"', which distinguishes creative photography from random shooting. Finally, you will learn valuable post-processing techniques, mostly using Photoshop, that emphasize the functions necessary for creating outstanding black and white images. This second edition has been updated to include Photoshop CS5, as well as brand new images, content, and a revised layout.