Mastering Digital Black and White: A Photographer's Guide to High Quality Black-and-White Imaging and Printing / Edition 1

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The inherent nature of b/w photography places a premium on creative interpretation of the image that emerges from the camera. This book covers the essential tools and techniques that a photographer must master in order to produce black and white images that are considered more than a printed photograph and are instead works of art. It does not aspire to cover every possible application of every tool, but rather to present a foundation of technique that allows the tools to become extensions of the photographer's creative vision. It helps the photographer to identify and manipulate the appropriate tools for producing images suitable for the fine art market. Catering to the growing interest in black-and-white photography, this book provides an in-depth understanding and use of digital imaging tools presenting the "why", as well as the "how" behind techniques while still allowing the technique to be guided by the photographer's creative vision. It includes concrete examples of how the aesthetic demands of an image guide choices in technique and materials. Benefits:
• A comprehensive book focusing on the increasingly popular subject of black-and-white imagery
• Combines the complexities of the digital darkroom with the creative vision of fine art photography
• Focuses on traditional darkroom manipulation, rather than the creation of fantasy images
• Techniques and concepts are geared exclusively towards exhibition-quality work

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598633757
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Series: Digital Process and Print Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

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 He lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

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Table of Contents

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

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