Black and White: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Black and White: From Snapshots to Great Shots

by John Batdorff
     
 

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Now that you’ve bought that amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take great shots. For photographers interested in black and white, this guide by pro photographer John Batdorff will help you conquer the fundamentals and capture stunning pictures.

Batdorff starts with the basics—composition, light,

Overview

Now that you’ve bought that amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take great shots. For photographers interested in black and white, this guide by pro photographer John Batdorff will help you conquer the fundamentals and capture stunning pictures.

Batdorff starts with the basics—composition, light, contrast, and textures—and when to choose black and white. He covers all the key camera features that affect your image (regardless of what type of DSLR you have), including the shutter speed’s ability to freeze and convey motion, as well as aperture’s direct correlation with depth of field.

Once you’ve captured those shots, John takes you step-by-step through color conversion and post-processing in Lightroom. He also covers the cool enhancements that can be added with Nik Software Silver Efex Pro.

This guide is for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers to understand the basics and bring their own unique artistic expression to any situation whether taking portraits, action shots, landscapes, studio, or lifestyle shots.

Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321774576
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
08/03/2011
Series:
From Snapshots to Great Shots Series
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
602,729
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

John Batdorff is an award-winning landscape and travel photographer who splits his time between Chicago and Montana. He is the author of Nikon D7000: From Snapshots to Great Shots and a coauthor of Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots. His black and white images have been featured in the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He also leads black and white workshops and mentors other aspiring photographers. John loves the outdoors and traveling, and sharing his images with others. See his work and read his popular photography blog at batdorffphotography.com.

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