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Understanding Digital Black and White Photography - Art and Techniques

By Tim Savage

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ISBN: 9781785001970
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 23/09/2016
PAGES: 208
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 291 black & white and colour photographs

Black and white photography can deliver images with levels of beauty and impact that are sometimes lost or diluted by the presence of colour. This practical book is written for readers with a passion for monochrome photography, who wish to use digital photography to match and exceed the level of control and finish that was possible with film. With visual examples throughout, it systematically teaches skills that underpin photographic creativity, from capture to digital development, before considering a range of outputs and finishes.


  • Photographic equipment, camera settings, exposure parameters and file composition (bit depth, colour space resolution)
  • Editing software, notably the key features of Lightroom and Photoshop dedicated to black and white photography
  • Using HDR techniques to maximise tonal information while recreating Ansel Adam's analogue Zone System approach using digital technologies
  • Simulating traditional darkroom techniques by emulating the appearance and characteristics of popular films, toning techniques, adding edges, borders and dodging and burning
  • Outputting monochrome photographs for publication online, social media, screen, projection and high quality archival prints suited to exhibitions

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