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Creative Black and White: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques by [Davis, Harold]
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Creative Black and White: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques Kindle Edition

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"Harold Davis is a force of nature--a man of astonishing eclectic skills and accomplishments."--Rangefinder Magazine

"Harold Davis's Creative Photography series is a great way to start a photography library." --PhotoFidelity

"Harold Davis is the digital black and white equal of Ansel Adams's wet photography."--Seattle Book Review

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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, 2nd Edition, 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.


    Past, Present, and Future

    Thinking in Black and White


    Color Implied

    The Tonal Landscape

    Visual Implication

    Seeing in Black and White

    Pre-Visualization Techniques

    Black and White Composition


    Patterns and Lines

    Shape and Form

    High Key

    Low Key

    Shades of Gray

    Finding Monochromatic Subjects

    Black and White at Night

    Photographing People

    Portraiture in Black and White

    Digital Black and White Roadmap

    The RAW Advantage

    Black and White in Adobe Camera RAW

    Black and White in Lightroom

    Grayscale Conversion Using Presets

    HSL Conversion

    Exposure Gradients and Adjustments

    Exporting Virtual Copies into Photoshop as Layers

    Multiple Layers and Masking in Photoshop

    Multi-RAW Processing in Photoshop

    Black and White in Photoshop

    Blending with Black

    Using the Channel Mixer

    Black & White Adjustment Layers

    Silver Efex Pro

    Topaz B&W Effects

    OnOne Perfect B&W

    The Digital Analog to the Analog Zone System

    Combining Conversions in Photoshop

    Lighting and Monochromatic Photos

    Creating High-Key Effects

    Creating Low-Key Effects

    HDR in Black and White

    Shooting for HDR

    Using HDR Software

    Toning and Tinting

    Tinting with a Black & White Adjustment Layer

    Split Toning

    The Ansel Adams Effect

    Selective Color

    Hand Coloring

    Using LAB Color

    Inverting the L Channel

    Equalizing LAB Channels

    Swapping Tonalities

    Using Blending Modes

    LAB Inversions

    Soft Focus

    Adding Soft Focus

    Pinhole Effect


    Using Curves to Solarize an Image

    Simulating the Blossfeldt Effect

    Duotone and Tritone Effects

    Adding and Reducing Noise

    Film Effects

    Infrared Camera Conversions

    Infrared Conversion without an IR Camera

    Creating X-Ray Images

    Black and White using a Cell Phone Camera

    Working with Snapseed

    Toward a Monochromatic Mobile Workflow

    Notes and Resources



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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 81561 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook; 2 edition (9 May 2019)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07RS9PHM8
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5.0 out of 5 starsThis book has several eye opening passages for those of us advancing our photography into B&W
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5.0 out of 5 starsA how-to for your "keepers" bookshelf on how and when to convert to black-and-white.
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