For the tradition minded, true photographic art will always be black and white But today, the digital darkroom offers a degree of artistic control the masters of the past would envy Each dramatic photo shown here, whether it was captured digitally or on film, became a work of monochrome art in the computer even if it was originally shot in color Readers will learn how to achieve similar results, print the images to best effect, and share them with the world, in this inspiring and informative guide....
|Title||:||A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Black & White Photography (Digital Photography)|
|Publisher||:||AVA Publishing March 28, 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||144 pages|
|File Size||:||964 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Black & White Photography (Digital Photography) Reviews
I tried to like the book. However its not very well laid out and what content it has can be found in just about any other photoshop book. Really the main gripe here is that the book is poory laid out. The information is not presented clealy and the pages are very busy and hard to read.
Although this book has been around a few years, it still serves to inspire me to try new things in black & white photography. If you have no experience in this area, skip this book. It is not for beginners and although comprehensive, its brevity will leave some people frustrated and wanting more detail. If you already have an understanding of zones and tones and what is essential in good photography, then you will love this book. It's perfect for those of us who started in film and want to play with the digital opportunities. It is NOT a Photoshop manual and that's important to know so you should already know your software very well. I love this book and am still referring to it years later!
This excellent book shows a wide variety of coloured photographs taken by various professional and amateur photographers. It clearly explains how they can be improved upon by those who might appreciate or prefer the wonderful medium of B & W photography by manipulation in a graphics program, here, mainly Adobe Photoshop.
I was expecting more detailed examples beyond what every typical photoshop book has to offer, but it only delivered about 60% of what I was wanting. This book is nothing more than a Cliff Notes version of "Mastering Black and White Digital Photography" by Michael Freeman, which is truely a "comprehensive" exploration on the subject.