Working In Black And White

There is resurgent interest in black and white photography, with many good reasons for the renewed interest. You'll increasingly find more of it in art galleries and museums that display photographic works of art. Fantastic new ink sets for inkjet printers are becoming available that produce excellent prints. Traditional photographers are learning digital photography, which allows far more control over their images than they ever had in the darkroom. Those shooting with digital cameras are looking to do new things with their color images. If you enjoy black and white photography, you'll enjoy this chapter.

The first two techniques show you how to convert color images into black and white images with more control than was ever possible with all the clever techniques and different grades of paper that were used in the darkroom. The next three techniques demonstrate how master photographer and printer Phil Bard produces his wonderful black and white prints. The last technique shows how Jimmy Williams, the award-winning commercial photographer, is able to mimic some of his in-camera stylistic techniques with Photoshop 7. Thanks to both Phil and Jimmy, you can learn these techniques by working on some of their wonderful original image files.

Digital Cameras For Beginners

Digital Cameras For Beginners

Although we usually tend to think of the digital camera as the best thing since sliced bread, there are both pros and cons with its use. Nothing is available on the market that does not have both a good and a bad side, but the key is to weigh the good against the bad in order to come up with the best of both worlds.

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