The very nature of black and white photography places a premium on creative interpretation of the image. Advances in digital technology have expanded both the precision of imaging techniques and the interpretive possibilities for black and white imagery. Never before has such a wide array of tools been available to photographers who have a passion for black and white. "Mastering Digital Black and White" is written for these photographers. It serves not only as a comprehensive guide for creating black and white images and prints, but also examines the role of artistic craft in the imaging process. Learn how to employ your digital tools as extensions of your photographic vision. Read in-depth interviews with, and view images from, five accomplished photographers as they discuss their process and inspirations. Prepare to indulge your passion for gallery-quality black-and-white images in the digital darkroom.
Amadou Diallo is a New York City-based photographer, author, and educator whose passion for travel photography has taken him around the world. His words and images have been featured in national magazines and graced some of the most popular photography-related sites on the Web. His fine art photography has been exhibited in galleries nationwide and is in a growing number of private collections. He is on the faculty at New York's renowned International Center of Photography. For information about his photography and workshops please visit www.diallophotography.com. He lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Chapter 1: Image Gallery Chapter 2: Building the Digital Darkroom Chapter 3: Color Mgmt for the Black-and-White Photographer Chapter 4: Digital Capture Chapter 5: Photoshop in Black and White Chapter 6: Black-and-White Inkjet Printing Chapter 7: The ImagingWorkflow Chapter 8: The Limited Edition Chapter 9: The Portfolio Appendix: Resource Guide -------------- Case Study #1: Chester Higgins Case Study #2: Alex Forman Case Study #3: Jeanne Greco Case Study #4: Jean Miele Case Study #5: Philippe Dollo