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Learn to capture exquisite black and white images with this guide. Black and white photography presents unique challenges and requires an in-depth understanding of the essentials of photography. "Black and White Digital Photography Photo Workshop" teaches the skills you must master to create stunning black and white photos. You'll learn to identify opportunities for great monochromatic images and how to apply the basics of photography to make the most of them. And you'll find great examples as well as inspiration in the spectacular photographs that fill these pages. This title explains why composition, contrast, and lighting are more essential when there is no color to guide the eye. It provides a deeper understanding of the rules of photography and the unique ways in which they apply to black and white. It shows how to upload images to the computer for final finishing. It offers monochrome-specific tips and tricks for using Photoshop and Lightroom to successfully enhance images. Exercises at the end of each chapter offer an opportunity to practice each new skill "Black and White Digital Photography Photo Workshop" provides the instruction you need to master monochromatic photography.
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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Black-and-white Vision. Why Black and White? Creating Black-and-white Images. Visualizing in Monochrome. Selecting Your Images. Timing the Moment. When Should You Use Black and White? Finding Photos Wherever You Are. CHAPTER 2 Photography Fundamentals. Exposure. Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO. White Balance. Composition. Your Unique Point of View. CHAPTER 3 Getting the Most Out of Your Camera. Read the Manual. Knowing the Controls. Using the Exposure Modes. File Settings. Adjusting Tone and Contrast in Camera. White Balance Questions. Using Filters. Settings to Start with. CHAPTER 4 Working With Light. Metering and Exposure for Black and White. Zone System Basics. Learning Your Metering Systems. Light Direction. Light Quality. Looking for Landscape Lighting. Great Light for People and Portraits. Dealing with Tones at Twilight. Black and White After Dark. CHAPTER 5 Tools and Toys. Infrared Digital Photography. Lensbaby. Black and White by Your Side. Strobes. Tripods. CHAPTER 6 Tonal Quality in Black and White. Colors in Black and White. Tones and Contrast. Working with Shadows and Contrast. Light Quality. Dealing with Weather. Looking for Highlights. Building Depth in the Shadows. CHAPTER 7 The Black-and-white Digital File. Converting to Monochrome. Learning from Film Filters. RAW or JPEG? Digital RAW Black-and-white Conversions. CHAPTER 8 Working in the Digital Darkroom. Understanding Local and Global Changes. Multiple RAW Processing. Working with Adjustment Layers. Dodging and Burning. Layer Masks. Shadow and Highlight Tool. Additional Filters and Tools. Selective Effects. Film Simulations. Create Your Own Workflow. CHAPTER 9 Toning, Coloring, and Special effects. Old-process Effects. Adding Tints and Tones. Split Toning. Coloring Monochrome Images. Infrared Effects. High Dynamic Range. Compositing New Images. CHAPTER 10 Output: Printing and Presentation. Inkjet Printers and Papers. Calibrating your Equipment. Creating Black-and-white Prints. Digital Output Options and Ideas. Glossary. Index.

About the Author

CHRIS BUCHER is an award-winning editorial and commercial photographer. His photographic interests range from advertising campaigns to Southwestern landscapes, and his client list is equally diverse. Chris's work has appeared in shows, galleries, and museums throughout the country and overseas.

Reviews

'...this book has everything you need to know about mono photography...this is a book you must buy.' (Digital SLR Photography, July 2011). ' This incredibly thorough guide to monochrome work will help any newcomers to the art form find their feet.' (Advanced Photography, July 2011). 'Highly technical, it's also inspirational with plenty of ideas and good examples-you really feel that the author knows what he's talking about' (Black & White Photography, December 2011)

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