Creative Black and White: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

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Learn how breaking photographic rules can result in stunning black–and–white photos Black–and–white photography poses unique challenges; without color to guide the eye, contrast, lighting, and composition take on even more importance. Renowned photographer Harold Davis explains these elements and demonstrates the basic rules of black and white photography as well as when and how to break them. He breaks through the complexity of this photographic medium, explores opportunities for black–and–white imagery, and shows how to capitalize on every one. Richly illustrated with the author′s own images, this beautiful guide presents the skills needed for great black–and–white photos while encouraging your confidence and creativity. Goes beyond basics to teach photographers how to conquer the challenges posed by black–and–white photography Appeals to professionals and serious amateurs who are interested in exploring creative black–and–white imagery Presents photography fundamentals and shows how black and white requires some of the rules to be bent Encourages creative thinking and confidence Lavishly illustrated with Harold Davis′s outstanding monochromatic photos Whether you′re a professional just venturing into black and white or a serious amateur, Creative Black & White will both educate and inspire you.

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In the digital age, presenting a photo in black and white is an intentional aesthetic and creative choice. In this visual guide, renowned photographer Harold Davis introduces you to the fascinating world of black and white photography. When creating a monochromatic image, a photographer needs to pre–visualize the image in black and white — which can be a daunting task in our vibrantly colored world. How can you recognize an opportunity for a stunning black and white image? And how does taking a monochromatic image differ from capturing a full–color image? This book will teach you. Using many of his own stunning monochromatic images to illustrate, Davis walks you through the visual ideas that work well with black and white. He shares the technical approaches that you can use to create high quality monochromatic photos. As you browse through the pages, you′ll gain a deeper appreciation for what you can accomplish when taking portraits, landscapes, close–ups, and more. This book provides both inspiration and technical instruction. You may never photograph the world in quite the same way again! Learn to see and think in black and white Convert RAW files to black and white Use full color information to create black and white photos in Lightroom and Photoshop Create monochromatic images using multi–RAW processing and HDR Learn how to apply tinting, toning, and other special effects

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Harold Davis is an award–winning professional photographer. He is the author of more than 30 books, including Creative Composition: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques , Creative Close–Ups: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques , The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post–Processing , and Practical Artistry: Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers . Harold writes the popular Photoblog 2.0, www.photoblog2.com.

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