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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 art of black and white photography, it is in this book. It features informational parts, and pink boxed ones which are more practical guides to carrying out the suggested technique.
You might not realise it, but these are several types of black and white photography. This book clearly and concisely explains that by using different camera setting, you will get different results from black and white. For example, changing the channel mixer for your photos to make the image pick up more red, blue or green tones, will change the look of the black and white photo, making areas lighter and darker according to what colour light was originally there.
The book is technically very advanced, and the reader is expected to already be a competent photographer in order to get the most our of it. Once you do get in there and try out some of the techniques the book, suggests, you will be nothing but happy with your results.
Clearly presented with useful before and after examples of photos, and screen shots of the used photo altering software menus, the book is clear and easy to follow, despite the sometimes complicated subject matter.
If you can't get enough of your black and white photography, this book could be just what you are looking for to take your work to the next level.