The Art of Black and White Photography: Techniques for Creating Superb Images in a Digital Workflow / Edition 2

The Art of Black and White Photography: Techniques for Creating Superb Images in a Digital Workflow / Edition 2

by Torsten Andreas Hoffmann
     
 

Over the last few years, most books on photography have been focused on the new breed of cameras and how to master the digital imaging workflow. In The Art of Black and White Photography author and photographer Torsten Andreas Hoffmann takes a different approach, focusing on image composition and image capture, with an emphasis on the creative aspects of black and

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Overview

Over the last few years, most books on photography have been focused on the new breed of cameras and how to master the digital imaging workflow. In The Art of Black and White Photography author and photographer Torsten Andreas Hoffmann takes a different approach, focusing on image composition and image capture, with an emphasis on the creative aspects of black and white photography rather than on the digital workflow.

After introducing the ground rules of composition, Hoffmann illustrates their applications with his own stunning black and white images that cover various photographic genres, including architecture, street photography, portraiture, and surreal photography. Also discussed are the elements of a "photographic language"', which distinguishes creative photography from random shooting. Finally, you will learn valuable post-processing techniques, mostly using Photoshop, that emphasize the functions necessary for creating outstanding black and white images.

This second edition has been updated to include Photoshop CS5, as well as brand new images, content, and a revised layout.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933952963
Publisher:
Rocky Nook
Publication date:
01/28/2012
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
564,502
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Torsten Andreas Hoffmann is mostly known as the photographer and author of illustrated books on New York, Paris, Rome, and the Himalayas. He regularly teaches workshops on photography with an emphasis on composition and black and white photography. Hoffmann is a regular contributor to LFI, the highly acclaimed international journal published by Leica.

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