Advanced Digital Black & White Photography

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Fans of black-and-white photography can bring their skills up-to-date with this revised and richly illustrated guide! Extremely popular in its first edition, it now includes information about the latest cameras and photographic technology, as well as new filters and software tools such as Adobe® Photoshop® 5.5.  John Beardsworth explains how to think in monochrome, ...
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Overview

Fans of black-and-white photography can bring their skills up-to-date with this revised and richly illustrated guide! Extremely popular in its first edition, it now includes information about the latest cameras and photographic technology, as well as new filters and software tools such as Adobe® Photoshop® 5.5.  John Beardsworth explains how to think in monochrome, creatively convert pictures to B&W, fine-tune the monochrome image, and record expressive, eye-catching black-and-white interpretations.
 
 
 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454704195
  • Publisher: Pixiq
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 371,963
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

John Beardsworth is a London-based photographer and bestselling writer who has authored nearly a dozen books about black-and-white digital photography and about using digital processing programs such as Photoshop and Lightroom.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Camera Work: Capturing the Black-and-White Image 10

Black-and-white modes 12

Shoot RAW and in color 14

What works in black and white 16

Tone and contrast 18

Digital black-and-white exposure 20

Exposing to the right 22

The shadows 24

Drawn to the bright lights 26

Increasing dynamic range 28

Colored filters: Not forgotten 30

Filters for digital black and white 32

Digital infrared capture 34

The Digital Darkroom 1: Converting to Black and White 38

Destructive techniques 40

Destructive techniques: Calculations 44

The tools of the trade 46

The Channel Mixer 48

"Film and filter" 50

Black-and-white adjustment layer 52

Painting black and white 54

Black-and-white presets 56

Camera Raw and Smart Objects 58

Converting selected image areas 62

Creative conversion: People 66

Creative conversion: Landscapes 70

Tonal separation 72

Using Lightroom 74

Using Silver Efex Pro 82

Black and white on the move 90

The Digital Darkroom 2: Fine-tuning the' Photograph 92

Setting the black-and-white points 94

Oyerall brightness and contrast 96

Fine contrast control 98

Adding contrast selectively 100

Local contrast 102

Creative clipping 104

Shadows and highlights 106

Dodging and burning: The tools 108

Adjustment layers 110

Dodging and burning: Landscapes 112

Dodging and burning: Portraits 114

Black-and-white Lightroom presets 116

General sharpening 118

High Pass and Smart Sharpening 120

Selective Sharpening 122

Edge sharpening 124

Creative Effects: Digital Image Workflows 126

Toning 128

Split toning 130

Duotones 132

A measured tone 134

Classic tones 136

Hand coloring 138

Infrared effects 142

Wide-area sharpening 146

Simulating lith 148

Grain and noise 152

Split toning with Lightroom 154

Soft focus 156

Presentation and Output 160

Borders 162

Edge burning 164

Print or output sharpening 166

Printers 168

Neutral black and white 170

CMYK output 172

Black and white in bulk 176

HDR for black and white 180

Output for the web 182

Glossary 186

Index 188

Acknowledgments 192

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    Great book for Photoshop CS3

    Has a really good overview of B & W digital photography and conversion of color to B & W.

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