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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 t...
101 Top Tips for Black and White Digital Photography is a well organised and easy to follow book about converting and taking good black and white images in a digital age. The book mainly focuses on turning your existing photos into black and white images, and how this can be more complicated than you think. There are many different ways to turn a photograph black and white, and this book gives you 101 tips on doing this successfully using an image editing software. You are encouraged to u...
Michael Freeman's Photo School: Black and White is your all round guide to the world of black and white photography. Michael Freeman is an acclaimed photographer that has already written four guides in this style that are ideal for those wishing to learn more about a certain area of photography. These books are written with the student of photography in mind, and includes challenges after each technique description for you to home in your skills. The book introduces you to students, that...
You might first think that Advanced Digital Black & White Photography would be a narrow subject field. But when you begin to read this clever and informative book, you soon realise that this is not the case. The book is in five sections, beginning with taking the shots, then moving through to converting images to black and white, fine tuning your images, digital image work flows and presentation issues. In this updated second edition, it seems that if something is wroth knowing about the...
This book by Berlin based Irish photography James Clancy is called Border Country. The title derives from a name that James uses for his uneasy condition of heart and mind that possesses him from time to time. The book has a short two page introduction (in German and English) to explain his mind set and the photos that follow. And what follows is a wonderful collection of black & white images of decaying woodland and derelict buildings recorded with attention to the finest of details. So...
If you're a regular on ePHOTOzine you'll be well aware of the talented and informative photographer John Gravett. Well, John has recently released a new book through blurb demonstrating the vast number of mono landscapes he's taken in the Lake District and Cumbria. For those of you who don't know, John there's a short foreword giving you all the information you need to know about John and his photography. The book itself is a large, landscape format book that features 92 pages that are d...
A beautifully designed monograph surveying the works of the highly acclaimed contemporary photographer, Edgar Angelone. Angelone's photographs are soulful and evocative. Rather than being accurate descriptions of a place, his images capture the invisible lines which enclose space and encapsulate a time frame that signifies rhythm, harmony and structure. This book showcases fifty four black-and-white photographs. It is a perfect example of how an artist can use traditional photographic proces...
This book by legendary infrared goth photographer Sir Simon Marsden works on two levels. One as a guide to the best haunted locations around the world, with scary stories told by the author about his visits to these places in search of his photography. And two as a great illustrated book of classic infrared photography that makes Simon so well loved. You soon become absorbed by the fascinating stories of journeys into the dark places. Not only from a guide to vampires perspective but also as a...
A 238 page paperback guide to black & white photography written by pro photographer Harold Davis. Judging by the cover I was expecting to see some brilliant photography used to illustrate the book, but sadly it's a bit uninspiring in parts. There's a mix of brilliant to average, but image choice, of course, can be subjective and as long as we learn the technique it's not too important. The book covers important stuff like composition, shape, form, contrast and moves on to the digital age ...
The book aims to show you how to successfully convert images to black and white in Photoshop and lightroom. The authors give advice on how you can maximise your workflow and show you every step of the black and white conversion process. The book is very detailed and the lessons on offer are very easy to understand and work through. Some really great images illustrate the book and the screen shots of particular features of Photoshop and Lightroom make the lessons even easier to grasp.