Black and White: From Snapshots to Great Shots

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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, contrast, and textures—and when to choose black and white. He covers all the key camera features that affect your image (regardless ...

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321774576
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 8/3/2011
  • Series: From Snapshots to Great Shots Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 495,886
  • 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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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Equipment: Starting with a Strong Foundation Chapter 2: Composition and Light: Visualizing Your Masterpiece Chapter 3: Exposure: Capturing a Great Image Chapter 4: Post Processing: Realizing Your Vision with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Chapter 5: Black and White Effects: Defining Your Style Using Nik Software Silver Efex Pro and Other Plug ins Chapter 6: Print, Post, and Share: Showcasing Your Final Images
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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Super Informative

    I am a beginning/intermediate photographer and I learned a lot from this book. The step by step instructions for converting and processing black and whites were awesome. It is a beautiful book, and definitely recommended for anyone who wants to make beautiful black and whites.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2012

    Check it out!

    This is an absolutely phenomenal book, that I recommend to anyone, from complete beginner to more advanced artists looking for a bit of inspiration and guidance. John Batdorff's book is incredibly well-written, easily drawing you in a taking you on a photographic journey. From equipment to post-processing, this book covers everything you need to get out and take a great shot. I'm not normally one to read a book of this type from cover to cover, in order, but this book changed that. The moment I sat down and began reading, I became fully engaged. Reading this book, all I wanted to do was get out and test what I was learning, and no sooner than I got up, I grabbed my camera and went out looking for my great shot. It's an incredibly inspirational book; a purchase that you will be fully pleased to have made.

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