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The Black And White Photography Field Guide is a compact and easy to carry book that is designed to be used out on the shoot.
Photography maestro Michael Freeman has produced many great photography books, and this one is no different. The book starts off with a chapter on the black and white tradition, covering the history of photography, and leading on to the photographer's choice between black and white, structure and tonal nuance of black and white photography.
Freeman then moves on to digital monochrome, looking at how a camera's sensor works, and how different colour channels can vastly affect how a digital black and white image turns out. There is a lot more to black and white photography than what you may first think, and Freeman looks at infra red photography, noise, bit depth and shading, before moving on to your processing workflow and the various post processing effects that can be applied to your black and white images to make them look stunning.
There are loads of creative choices in black and white photography, which are clearly explained and shown to us through useful diagrams. High key, low key, and high and low contrast options will all effect the way your images look, and give you infinite scope with your black and white photography.
Overall, this book is a nice little addition to your photography collection, with loads of history and extra information on black and white, as well as being very informative and opening your eyes to the vast world of black and white photography.