Creative Black and White: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques


Creative Black and White: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

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Black-and-white photography poses unique challenges; without color to guide the eye, contrast, lighting, and composition take on even more importance. In Creative Black and White: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques, renowned photographer Harold Davis explains these elements and demonstrates the basic rules of black and white photography, as well as when and how to break them. He breaks through the complexity of this photographic medium, explores opportunities for black-and-white imagery, and shows how to capitalize on each and every one of them.

    This new, revised, and expanded edition brings the tools up to date with extended sections on monochrome in Lightroom, Photoshop, and related plugins.

    Table of Contents:

    • Past, Present, and Future
    • Thinking in Black and White
    • Contrast
    • Color Implied
    • The Tonal Landscape
    • Visual Implication
    • Seeing in Black and White
    • Pre-Visualization Techniques
    • Black and White Composition
    • Framing
    • Patterns and Lines
    • Shape and Form
    • High Key and Low Key
    • Shades of Gray
    • Finding Monochromatic Subjects
    • Black and White at Night
    • HSL Conversion
    • Exposure Gradients and Adjustments
    • Exporting Virtual Copies into Photoshop as Layers
    • Multiple Layers and Masking in Photoshop
    • Multi-RAW Processing in Photoshop
    • And many more...

    Why do readers love it?

    • Ideal for black-and-white photo enthusiasts!
    • Breaks down the key elements of B&W photography!
    • One of the best black-and-white photography books!


    Author: Harold Davis

    Date Published: July 23, 2019

    Number of Pages: 320

    Binding: Paperback

    Dimensions: 7.48 x 0.87 x 9.21 inches