Black & White Photography

The timeless art of monochrome in the post-digital age

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1781573956

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 6702

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.

Black & White Photography

The Timeless Art of Monochrome in the Post-Digital Age

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781781573242

Category:

Page: 192

View: 5613

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 work of iconic black and white photographers such as Ansel Adams, Ian Berry, Bill Brandt, Edward Curtis, Brett Weston and Edward Weston, amongst others. From its historic roots, black and white photography in the digital age is thoroughly explored. 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.

The Complete Guide to Black & White Digital Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600595233

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 5932

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.

Advanced Digital Black & White Photography

Author: John Beardsworth

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781600592102

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 3652

"Taking full advantage of the latest features in Adobe Photoshop CS3, this book works at the frontier of black-and-white photography and digital imaging. You will discover the most creative ways to convert your picture to black and white, how to fine-tune the monochrome image, and how to emphasize your subject's qualities."-[book cover].

Mastering Black and White Digital Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781579907075

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 9224

Black and white has an enduring appeal that just keeps on growing. Above all, it's a medium for the fine print--one that benefits immeasurably from digital technology and inkjet printers. Written by a photographer well-known for his ability to explain complex digital concepts to a variety of audiences, this essential guide on the art of black and white is packed with information, hints, and tips, along with a plethora of stunning images. Discover how our colorful world translates into black and white and how to create a stunning monotone image. See how to render colors as gray tones and how to manipulate the tonality for dramatic effect. Experiment with high contrast, infrared, and pseudo non-silver looks. You won't believe the wonderful results you'll achieve.

Creative Black and White

Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

Author: Harold Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470873021

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 4859

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 Digital Photography Photo Workshop

Author: Chris Bucher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118090336

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 7798

How to create stunning black and white photos in a digital format Shooting pictures in black and white presents unique challenges for beginners and experienced digital photographers alike. A strong understanding of photography’s fundamentals is crucial to capturing great black and white images, and factors such as contrast and lighting are much more integral to black and white photography than to color. Black and White Digital Photography Photo Workshop teaches digital photographers the skills they need to master black and white photography. Focuses on the rules of photography and how they apply differently to black and white photography Offers guidance for properly uploading digital images to a computer Explains insider tips and tricks for using Photoshop and Lightroom to successfully enhance black and white images Black and white photography presents different challenges than color photography. In Black and White Digital Photography Photo Workshop, photographers learn how to identify great opportunities for black and white photographs and how to turn those opportunities into stunning monochrome images they can be proud to display.

Basics Photography 06: Working in Black & White

Author: David Prakel

Publisher: AVA Publishing

ISBN: 294037385X

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 5074

Basics Photography: Working in Black & White covers all aspects of black-and-white photography for both film and digital formats. The book explains basic theory, how colours become greyscale tones and how photographers can learn to see in black-and-white. The great themes of black-and-white photography and how to develop a mastery of the necessary techniques are also explored.

The Art of Black and White Photography

Techniques for Creating Superb Images in a Digital Workflow

Author: Torsten Andreas Hoffmann

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1457117827

Category: Photography

Page: 264

View: 9535

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.

Elements of Black and White Photography

The Making of Twenty Images

Author: George E. Todd

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 137

View: 3602

An experienced photographer reveals his no-fail secrets for creating beautiful black-and-white photography. Engaging text and clear illustrations demonstrate the motivation, technical tips, and professional techniques behind the making of 21 different photographs.

The Art of Black and White Photography

Author: John Garrett

Publisher: Miller/Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781857329568

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 6362

Using 190 pictures as examples, with precise details on how they were taken and printed, an internationally acclaimed photographer provides a wealth of practical advice on black and white photography. Special focus on exposure, lighting, film, filters, composition, and darkroom techniques. "Curiously, given the popularity of black-and-white photography, there are few good, current introductory manuals."--"Library Journal.

Black-And-White Photography in the Digital Age

Author: Tony Worobiec,Ray Spence

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780715325612

Category: Black-and-white photography

Page: 144

View: 3922

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.

The Photographer's Black and White Handbook

Making and Processing Stunning Digital Black and White Photos

Author: Harold Davis,Phyllis Davis

Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC

ISBN: 158093479X

Category: Photography

Page: 208

View: 1306

The Photographer’s Black & White Handbook is your complete guide to making and processing stunning black and white photos in the digital era. You’ll find inspiration, ideas, techniques, and tools to use in your black and white photography, along with a soup-to-nuts workflow to take you from black and white pre-visualization through capture and post-production. Along the way you will lean over Harold’s shoulder as he travels to exciting photo destinations and creates stunning black and white imagery, explaining his creative and technical processes as he goes. This definitive guide includes: ■ How to see in black and white ■ Pre-visualization in digital photography ■ Understanding black and white composition ■ How to create your own black and white workflow ■ Black and white in ACR, Lightroom, and Photoshop ■ Using black and white plug-ins including Nik Silver Efex Pro and Topaz B&W Effects ■ Extending tonal range with multi-RAW processing and monochromatic HDR ■ Post-production techniques for working with dynamic range ■ Creative black and white special effects ■ Find out how to tone, tint, colorize, solarize, and simulate IR ■ Work with LAB to create unique black and white effects ■ Great tools for unleashing your photographic imagination ■ Beautiful photographs by Harold Davis chosen to inspire and guide you

Black & White Photography

A Practical Guide

Author: Steve Mulligan

Publisher: Photographers Inst Press

ISBN: 9781861084286

Category: Photography

Page: 191

View: 1982

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.

Black & White Landscape Photography

Author: John Collett,David Collett

Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc

ISBN: 9781584280040

Category: Photography

Page: 127

View: 6137

A comprehensive guide to the techniques necessary to create superior images of the landscape in black & white, this new work covers every aspect of landscape photography from choosing the right equipment through to print production. Includes over 70 b & w photographs.

The Photographer's Vision Remastered

Understanding and Appreciating Great Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1908150661

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 7824

In The Photographer?s Eye, Michael Freeman showed what a photographer needs to do in the instant before the shutter is released. In the sequel, The Photographer?s Mind, he explained the way that professional photographers think a picture through before taking it. Both of these international best-sellers featured Michael?s own photography: stunning landscapes, revealing portraits, and fascinating street photography. Now, in The Photographer?s Vision, he examines the work of photography?s greats, explaining how to look at a photo ? and how to learn from looking at it. The featured work includes some of the most distinguished names in photography?s history: Nick Knight, Frederick Henry Evans, Frans Lanting, Tim Page, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nan Goldin, Paul Outerbridge, Walker Evans, Cindy Sherman, Elliott Erwitt, Trent Parke, Jeff Wall, Paul Strand, Romano Cagnoni, Horst Faas, James Casebere and many more, making this book visually stunning as well as intellectually authoritative.

Capturing The Moment

The Essence of Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317564162

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 2785

This is not a book about the fundamentals of shutter speed or how your camera works; it is a book that will teach photographers of all levels how to work with their cameras to capture moments whether they are occurring quickly or unfolding over many hours. Capturing the Moment is about a gesture, an expression, a ball in the net, a whale breaching, like Marilyn Monroe’s skirt flying up or Alfred Eisenstaedt’s image of a kiss between a soldier and nurse in Times Square. Moments in all forms are the true core of photography, and this book will explain how to anticipate them, recognise them, choose them, and capture them, through the eyes and wisdom of award-winning photographer and celebrated author Michael Freeman.

Understanding Digital Black and White Photography

Art and Techniques

Author: Tim Savage

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785001981

Category: Photography

Page: 300

View: 3022

Black and white photography can deliver images with levels of beauty and impact that are sometimes lost or diluted by the presence of colour. This practical book is written for readers with a passion for monochrome photography, who wish to use digital photography to match and exceed the level of control and finish that was possible with film. With visual examples throughout, it systematically teaches skills that underpin photographic creativity, from capture to digital development, before considering a range of outputs and finishes. Contents include: photographic equipment, camera settings, exposure parameters and file composition (bit depth, colour space resolution); editing software, notably the key features of Lightroom and Photoshop dedicated to black and white photography; using HDR techniques to maximise tonal information while recreating Ansel Adam's analogue Zone System approach using digital technologies; simulating traditional darkroom techniques by emulating the appearance and characteristics of popular films, toning techniques, adding edges, borders and dodging and burning; outputting monochrome photographs for publication online, social media, screen, projection and high quality archival prints suited to exhibitions. This book will help the reader understand the principles of digital black and white photography to create powerful images with the quality of traditional darkroom practices, and is aimed at all photographers - particularly artistic. Fully illustrated with 291 images - many are black & white with a few colour to demonstrate the loss of impact that colour can have.

Black & White Artistry

The Creative Photographer's Guide to Interpreting Places and Spaces

Author: N.A

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 160895966X

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 5967

Numerous books on the market teach photographers how to produce a technically sound black & white landscape image. Others expound tips and tricks you can use to enhance the artistry of those images. This book takes a less-traveled path. Author Chuck Kimmerle teaches photographers who’ve mastered their camera controls to see the possibilities in every landscape. You’ll learn how to identify a scene that lends itself to black & white (and determine which scenes just don’t work), you’ll explore high- and low-key presentations, the effects of various lenses, and how and when to produce straight, graphic, or interpretive presentations of your scene. You’ll also learn how to create “score-and-performance” RAW image and postproduction pairings that lead to pure mastery in every finished photograph. Armed with the insights in this book, readers will learn to see, conceptualize, and create the black & white landscape images that always seemed out of reach.

Digital Black & White Landscape Photography

Fine Art Techniques from Camera to Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1608959228

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 5420

Landscape photography is a popular photographic genre—and for good reason. The great outdoors is an ever-ready subject. It is variable, as well; it is affected by changing light, decomposition, weather, human interaction, and myriad other factors. Its features range from natural to manmade elements—and many landscapes are comprised of both. Photographers who point their camera’s lens at a scene do so in an effort to communicate their feelings about the landscape. Rather than simply document the scene, they seek to capture the spirit of place—perhaps to tell a story or depict a mood. They aim to share with viewers the ways in which the scene speaks to them. Accomplishing these goals may seem simple at the outset, but the task is rife with challenges. In this book, Gary Wagner shows readers how to create powerful, evocative black & white landscape photographs filled with beautiful light, a full range of tones, and exquisite detail. Beginning with a look at the gear you’ll need to get the best-possible images, Wagner covers cameras, lens types, tripods, and filters. He then discusses the postproduction processes he uses to enhance his images, producing breathtaking photographic records of natural and man-altered locales. Following a run-through of the basic tenets of landscape photography, Wagner presents 60 of his favorite images for review. Readers will find images in six categories: (1) Lakes and Streams, (2) Trees and Rocks, (3) Coastal Seascapes, (4) Winter, and (5) Man-Altered Landscapes. This presentation model allows readers to focus on the aspects of landscape photography that most appeal to them or challenge them most. With each image presented, readers will learn the strategies that went into conceptualizing and creating the shot—from exposure, to composition, to postproduction, and more. With information on every aspect of creating striking, moving landscape images—from choosing gear, to studying light, to calculating ideal exposures, to composing images, to retouching/manipulating the images for breathtaking results, to setting up your workflow to ensure that the printed/output image meets the strictest criteria, this book will prove indispensable to photographers new to landscape photography or those seeking to take their image creation to a whole new level.