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Amphotos Guide to Digital Black and White Printing: Techniques for Creating High Quality Prints
     

Amphotos Guide to Digital Black and White Printing: Techniques for Creating High Quality Prints

by George Schaub
 
Everybody's shooting in black and white-for weddings, for studio work, for portraits and family pictures, and anything that looks great with a classic, documentary style. Digital cameras make it easier to shoot in black and white, but many photographers are struggling to create the sharp, crisp, timeless look of great pictures in this medium. They need Amphoto's

Overview

Everybody's shooting in black and white-for weddings, for studio work, for portraits and family pictures, and anything that looks great with a classic, documentary style. Digital cameras make it easier to shoot in black and white, but many photographers are struggling to create the sharp, crisp, timeless look of great pictures in this medium. They need Amphoto's Guide to Digital Black and White Printing. From new digital ways to perform traditional darkroom techniques (such as exposure, burning and dodging, and highlight control) to handling duotones, hue saturation, and even "hand coloring" effects...it's all here, in black and white!

• Shows photographers how to use digital printing techniques to create masterful black-and-white images

• Digital printing is replacing the darkroom-everyone who shoots in black and white needs to know these specialized techniques

Editorial Reviews

KLIATT
Although he explains "there is no wrong way to make a print," George Schaub (editorial director of Shutterbug and eDigital Photo magazines) guides you through every step of the process in Digital Black and White Printing. Informative and beautifully illustrated, this is an excellent place to start learning about digital printing. Schaub's writing reveals clearly how enamored he is with photography in general, and how knowledgeable he is. He runs through all the major elements of a print in detail: tonal scale, contrast, exposure, and more. Photos are provided through the book to serve as examples for techniques described. Often, multiple images are displayed, in order to highlight what has been changed or the effect of a particular technique. He makes a strong case for the advantages of digital printing as compared to printing in a darkroom and shows off hundreds of beautifully printed photographs as proof. Schaub also describes what kinds of tools are required for these processes. A rundown of types of cameras (and advice on how to use some features) as well as scanners and printers could prove useful for first-time digital printers. In addition, he explains the tools that come along with most digital imaging software, showing how to best use layers, levels, curves, colorization and many more. Toward the end, he completes the cycle by explaining the different types of paper and ink that are used in the actual printing process. There are tons of examples throughout to illustrate the skills involved in tweaking any digital image, making it easy to be successful with little experience. This book is particularly recommended for beginning digital photographers but willinterest experienced photographers as well. KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2005, Watson-Guptill, Amphoto, 160p. illus. index., Ages 12 to adult.
—Joanna Solomon

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817470715
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.55(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

George Schaub, the author of The Art and Craft of Black and White Photography, Using Your Digital Camera (0-8174-6355-0), Amphoto's Guide to Creative Digital Photography (0-8174-3485-2), and many other books, has researched black-and-white printing from the photographer's perspective for the past five years, and he teaches the subject internationally. He's the editorial director of Shutterbug and eDigital Photo magazines. He lives in Sea Cliff, NY.

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