Digital Black & White Landscape Photography: Fine Art Techniques from Camera to Print

Digital Black & White Landscape Photography: Fine Art Techniques from Camera to Print

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Digital Black & White Landscape Photography: Fine Art Techniques from Camera to Print 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
sobasphotos More than 1 year ago
He starts with a short overview of how his process from shooting to editing. Then he gives the exact process used in creating some of his favorite images. If it was an image that he put together from multiple exposures he includes thumbnails of each image used which is rather helpful. He goes over what software he used and more specifically what features and settings he used within that software. His images are outstanding and have an Ansel Adams feel, who he sited as one of his inspirations.
Benjamin Hills More than 1 year ago
Landscape photography is a pursuit of communication that requires many skills, not the least of which is intention. Gary Wagner established the intention to create stunning black and white photographs when a teenager, and the long journey since has so far culminated in the publication of this book. His work has been shown in many respected galleries; venues that offer the opportunity to peacefully ponder the magnificence of the natural and man-created world. His experience revealed here has centered in Northern California, with a smattering of locations in England, the American Southwest, and the East Coast of the United States. The format of the book explains the processes used to get from pre-visualizing the image and shooting several exposures to the final print by way of Lightroom, Photomatix, Nik Silver Effects, and Photoshop. Each step allows another chance to deepen the vision held by the photographer when the photograph was conceived. Just the simple addition of a gentle darkening to the edges of a photo can make the central subject glow with the desired dramatic theme. Favorite images include a rock cliff in New Mexico and a winter lake near Donner Summit, California. Not so spectacular scenes have been transformed into "photographically compelling" (his words) images by applying vast experience and a fanatical attention to detail. With Gary's insight, you should be able to improve your own photographs to where you will be proud to show them to ever growing numbers of people. If you ever see a workshop offered by this accomplished man, sign up!