In the digital age, presenting a photo in black and white is anintentional aesthetic and creative choice. In this visual guide,renowned photographer Harold Davis introduces you to thefascinating world of black and white photography.
When creating a monochromatic image, a photographer needs topre-visualize the image in black and white — which can be adaunting task in our vibrantly colored world. How can you recognizean opportunity for a stunning black and white image? And how doestaking a monochromatic image differ from capturing a full-colorimage? This book will teach you.
Using many of his own stunning monochromatic images toillustrate, Davis walks you through the visual ideas that work wellwith black and white. He shares the technical approaches that youcan use to create high quality monochromatic photos.
As you browse through the pages, you'll gain a deeperappreciation for what you can accomplish when taking portraits,landscapes, close-ups, and more. This book provides bothinspiration and technical instruction. You may never photograph theworld in quite the same way again!
Learn to see and think in black and white
Convert RAW files to black and white
Use full color information to create black and white photos inLightroom and Photoshop
Create monochromatic images using multi-RAW processing andHDR
Learn how to apply tinting, toning, and other specialeffects
Harold Davis is the author of more than thirty books on a wide range of topics from art and photography to computer programming and the Internet. He has been a professional photographer, lawyer, software developer, enterprise consultant, and the chief technology officer for an Internet startup.