Black and White Photography, 2E provides readers with the how-to and reference information they need to learn to compose, develop, and exhibit their own first-rate photographs. An ideal resource for beginners, this edition features over 300 pages of detailed information supported by easy-to-understand diagrams and examples of some of the world's best black-and-white photographs. The logical, three-part organization-based on the authors' 20+ years of teaching experience-progresses from the most basic aspects of black-and-white photography through coverage of Zone System and other advanced techniques. All-new chapters on manipulative printing techniques and digital photographic technology ensure that readers are exposed to state-of-the-art techniques while en route to becoming skilled photographers.
Explore the range and expressive quality of the black-and-white medium. In these pages you will find beautiful examples of work from 130 photographers, including striking images of figures, landscapes, intimate portraits, and abstract work.
Abundant photographs and illustrations visually enhance the fundamental information offered in this new book for learning the manual operation of basic equipment, including a 35 mm camera. Unique in its use of student photographs, this introductory-level book provides a starting point for work in black and white photography that fosters ideas, inspires creativity, and serves as a method for measuring oneâ€™s own work and techniques. Basic darkroom skills are examined including proper exposure of the negative, processing film, and printing, with an emphasis on camera techniques that helps readers fine-tune their personal vision while also serving as a foundation for more advanced photographic techniques.
Bestselling photographer John Garrett shares the knowledge he’s gained in more than 40 years shooting the most popular subjects in black and white: portraits, landscapes, still lifes, nudes, architecture, and art, as well as photojournalism. What makes this guide such a unique teaching tool is Garrett’s in-depth presentation of 35 case studies, each containing the whole story of the assignment—from negative to contact sheet to finished print. He makes no apologies for laying out the worst as well as the best of his work to reveal the both the problems faced by a professional photographer and their solutions. A range of subjects, types of commission, and photographic approaches are covered, and Garrett’s accessible and informative text is packed with advice, techniques, and tips.
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.
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.
In this pocket-sized, portable guide, renowned photographer Michael Freeman addresses one of photography's most popular--and challenging--areas: black and white. With advice on lighting, shooting, conversion, and post-production, this is know-how that no photographer can afford to be without. Perfect for the digital photographer who wants to shoot and process RAW files as black and whie images.
A photography instructor guides individuals in through the techniques and mechanics of taking, developing, and printing black-and-white pictures, with updated information and instruction on digital photography, monochromatic and hand-colored images, automation, and more. Original. 50,000 first printing.
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.
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.