Despite the prevalence of color photography, professional-quality black-and-white pictures have a richness of tone and shading all their own. This thoroughly revised and updated classic guide covers the varieties and uses of Kodak black-and-white films to ensure that you get the best possible results. It includes information on film characteristics, selection, and processing. Full data sheets on each available Kodak film provide technical information, including exposure and development specifications. Know the characteristics of a high-quality negative, the basics of tone reproduction, and how to judge negative quality visually. Spectral sensitivity, reciprocity characteristics, film speeds, and exposure latitude all receive coverage. Sort and handle your film properly, and after you've finished shooting, think about stop baths, fixing, push processing, reversal processing, and processing for image stability. Throughout, examples of black-and-white photos demonstrate different effects, such as high contrast, and the results of different exposures, film types, and developing. Includes a film guide for matching the right film with the right job.