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BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY is a comprehensive instructional book that covers every element of photography. Henry Horensteins books have been widely used at leading universities, including Parsons School of Design, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and MIT as well as in continuing education programs. Horenstein is a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY is a real bargain among photographic how-to books.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316373050
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 4/20/2005
  • Edition description: 3rd Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 55,174
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Henry Horenstein is a widely published and exhibited professional photographer and the author of more than two dozen books, including the classic texts Black & White Photography and Beyond Basic Photography,and monographs such as Honky Tonk, Animalia, Show,and Close Relations. Horenstein is a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he has taught for more than twenty years. He lives and works in Boston.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An Overview 3
The Negative: How Light Affects Film
Controlling Film Exposure
The Print: Reversing the Negative
Chapter 2 The Camera Body 8
Storing Film
Loading and Advancing Film
Viewing and Focusing the Subject
Chapter 3 The Camera Lens 18
Image Focus
Quantity of Light
The Image Area
Depth of Field
Chapter 4 The Shutter 36
Controlling Time
Controlling Movement
Types of Shutters
Chapter 5 Film Exposure 43
Controlling Exposure
Combining the Controls
About Light Meters
Exposure Systems
Problem Exposure Conditions
Chapter 6 Film Developing 68
The Darkroom
Equipment Needed
Chemicals Needed
Setting Up the Chemicals
Loading the Film
The Developing Process
Chapter 7 The Negative 86
Adjusting Negative Contrast
Pushing Film
Evaluating the Negative
Chapter 8 Making The Print 101
Equipment Needed
Printing Papers
Printing Chemicals
The Printing Process
The Final Print
Washing and Drying Prints
Contact Printing
A Simple Printing System
Miscellaneous Considerations
Chapter 9 Final Touches 144
Chapter 10 Camera Accessories 159
Close-up Equipment
Useful Tools
Chapter 11 Alternative Techniques, Processes, And Materials 185
High Contrast
Solarization and the Sabattier Effect
Negative Prints
Sandwiching Negatives
Infrared Film
Chromogenic Black-and-White Film
Appendix 1 Buying And Maintaining Equipment 201
Appendix 2 Bulk-Loading Film 204
Appendix 3 Negative And Print Problems 207
Appendix 4 Film, Paper, And Chemical Brands 212
Glossary 214
Bibliography 220
Index 226
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