Focal Press Book: Way Beyond Monochrome: Advanced Techniques for Traditional Black & White Photography, 2nd Edition

Focal Press Book: Way Beyond Monochrome: Advanced Techniques for Traditional Black & White Photography, 2nd Edition

Focal Press Book: Way Beyond Monochrome: Advanced Techniques for Traditional Black & White Photography, 2nd Edition

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  • Authors: Ralph Lambrecht/Chris Woodhouse
  • Paperback, 542 Pages
  • More Than 1,000 Illustrations
  • Adds Chapters on Print Mounting/Spotting
  • Adds Info on Framing & Digital Negatives
  • Digital Tech in Alternative Processes
  • DIY Projects
  • Publisher: Focal Press / Routledge
  • Date Published: September 5, 2017
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If you're serious about fine-art, black-and-white image-making and looking for a comprehensive guide, Way Beyond Monochrome: Advanced Techniques for Traditional Black & White Photography, including digital negatives and hybrid printing is the closest thing to a bible that you're likely to find. This thoroughly revised 2nd edition of the Focal Press book by Ralph Lambrecht and Chris Woodhouse adds over 250 pages, bringing the total count to 542, and contains more than 1,000 illustrations. Content new to this edition includes chapters on print mounting, spotting, framing, digital negatives, utilizing digital technologies for alternative processes, and do-it-yourself projects.

Way Beyond Monochrome begins with conceptual lessons on composition and then moves on to cover image capture, exposure, controlling tonality, variable-contrast paper, archival printing, mounting, framing, and presentation, giving you a full, well-rounded education on simple and advanced aspects of photography.

New to this 2nd Edition
  • Nearly double the content
  • Section on the path from visualization to print, showing the interaction between the eye and the brain and explaining the rules of composition--then telling you when to break them to produce powerful images
  • Chapters on mounting, matting, spotting, and framing
  • More in-depth, focused coverage of image capture, including pinhole and digital photography
  • Information about making and printing digital negatives
  • Pros and cons section on typical photographic and printing equipment
  • DIY projects, including numerous darkroom tools and an electronic shutter tester
  • Helpful collection of templates you can copy, cut out, and carry in your camera bag or use in the darkroom
  • Appendix detailing how to make your own darkroom chemicals from scratch
  • All illustrations have been improved and/or updated
  • Expanded index with 1,400 references

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Basics
  • From Visualization to Print
  • Eye and Brain
  • Pictorial Maturity
  • Photographic Quality
  • Fundamental Print Control
  • Timing Print Exposures
  • Paper and Print Contrast
  • Basics of Photographic Printing
  • Archival Print Processing
  • Presentation is Everything
  • Mounting and Matting Prints
  • Print Spotting
  • Framing and Displaying Prints
  • What Size is the Edition?
Part 2: The Science
  • Tone Reproduction
  • Introduction to the Zone System
  • Introduction to Sensitometry
  • Image Gradation
  • Image Capture
  • Imaging Paths
  • Sharpness and Depth of Field
  • Critical Focusing
  • Pinhole Photography
  • Basics of Digital Capture
  • Digital Capture Alternatives
  • Negative Control
  • Introduction to Exposure
  • Development and Film Processing
  • Advanced Development
  • Creating a Standard
  • Customizing Film Speed and Development
  • Influence of Exposure and Development
  • Exposure Latitude
  • Pre-Exposure
  • Applied Zone Systems
  • C41 Zone System
  • Quality Control
  • Unsharp Masking
  • Masking for Complete Control
  • Digital Negatives for Contact Printing
  • The Copy-Print Process
  • Advanced Print Control
  • Fine-Tuning Print Exposure & Contrast
  • Measuring Paper Contrast
  • Contrast Control with Color Enlargers
  • Exposure Compensation for Contrast Change
  • Basic Split-Grade Printing
  • Advanced Split-Grade Printing
  • Print Flashing
  • Paper Reciprocity Failure
  • Miscellaneous Material Characteristics
  • Factorial Development
  • Print Bleaching
  • Print Dry-Down
  • On Assignment
  • Above Malham Cove
  • Cedar Falls
  • Clapham Bridge
  • Corkscrews
  • Portrait Studio Lighting
  • Ingatestone Hall
  • Heybridge
  • Karen
  • Light-Painted Flowers
  • Metalica
  • Alternative Processes
  • MonoLog
  • Parnham Doorway
  • Large-Format Nudes
  • Rape Field
  • St. Mary's of Buttsbury
  • Stonehenge
  • Summer Storm
  • Toothpaste Factory
Part 3: Odds and Ends
  • Equipment and Facilities
  • Image-Taking Equipment
  • Darkroom Design
  • How Safe is Your Safelight?
  • Enlarger Light Sources
  • Sharpness in the Darkroom
  • Other Darkroom Equipment
  • Tools, Tips, and Tricks
  • Identification System for Film Holders
  • How to Build and Use the Zone Ruler
  • How to Build and Use a Zone Dial
  • Make Your Own Shutter Tester
  • Make Your Own Test Strip Printer
  • Make Your Own Burning Card
  • Exposure, Development, and Printing Records
  • Making Prints from Paper Negatives
  • Appendix
  • Technical Fundamentals
  • Make Your Own Transfer Function
  • Basic Chemical Recipes
  • Tables and Templates
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
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Focal Press 9781138297371 specs

Type of Media Book
Author Ralph Lambrecht, Chris Woodhouse
Publisher Focal Press & Routledge (part of Taylor & Francis Group)
Publication Date 2017
Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN-13 9781138297371
Number of Pages 542
Cover Type Soft
Illustrated Yes
Image Type Black & White Photos
Packaging Info
Package Weight 4.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.4 x 9.4 x 1.1"

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Book: Way Beyond Monochrome: Advanced Techniques for Traditional Black & White Photography, 2nd Edition is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best reference for B&W since C.B.'s 6th edition Nice to have a up to date reference for B&W photography in print. Has most of the information that I have had to dig out of the web over the last 10 years and much more. This book is a must for any serious B&W photographer.
Date published: 2018-09-25
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