Step-by-Step Digital Black and White Photography - 005 by John Beardsworth
Understanding the subtle nature of black and white photography is an essential skill for any photographer, and an aspiration of the many who are trying to master photography in general. With new emerging digital technology, the problems and possibilities of black and white photography are many and varied. This book looks not only at the traditional skills, such as the ability to 'see' in black and white, but also provides step-by-step tutorials that cover the new tricks that come with digital manipulation. Everything behind the perfect composition is explained, ranging from pattern and symmetry to the quality of light, and the volume is illustrated with inspirational photos throughout. When matters turn to manipulation, easy-to-follow instructions reveal how to achieve great-looking images, from a simple black and white conversion to emulating one of many traditional effects. In addition, there is detailed coverage of exciting new ways to present photographs, whether it be special art papers and printing methods, or how to create a DVD showcase.