Harold Davis Creative Black & White (2nd Edition): Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

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Harold Davis Creative Black & White (2nd Edition): Digital Photography Tips and Techniques
Key Features
  • Author: Harold Davis
  • Softcover, 320 Pages
  • Published August 2019
Creative Black & White (2nd Edition): Digital Photography Tips and Techniques from Rocky Nook addresses the unique challenges of black and white photography in a digital world. Without color to guide the eye, contrast, lighting, and composition become the integral parts of a photograph, and renowned photographer Harold Davis explains these elements, explaining the basic rules of black and white photography as well as how and when to break them. In unlocking the complexity of this artistic medium, Harold Davis explores the opportunities for black and white imagery and shows you how to capitalize on each and every one of them.
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Harold Davis 9781681984964 Overview

Creative Black & White (2nd Edition): Digital Photography Tips and Techniques from Rocky Nook addresses the unique challenges of black and white photography in a digital world. Without color to guide the eye, contrast, lighting, and composition become the integral parts of a photograph, and renowned photographer Harold Davis explains these elements, explaining the basic rules of black and white photography as well as how and when to break them. In unlocking the complexity of this artistic medium, Harold Davis explores the opportunities for black and white imagery and shows you how to capitalize on each and every one of them.

This newly revised and expanded edition features extended sections relating to monochrome and black and white photography and addresses recent tools, plug-ins, and editing applications as they relate to Lightroom and Photoshop.

Table of Contents

THE MONOCHROMATIC VISION

  • Past, Present, and Future
  • Thinking in Black and White
  • Contrast
  • Color Implied
  • The Tonal Landscape
  • Visual Implication
  • Seeing in Black and White
  • Pre-Visualization Techniques
  • Black and White Composition
  • Framing
  • Patterns and Lines
  • Shape and Form
  • High Key
  • Low Key
  • Shades of Gray
  • Finding Monochromatic Subjects
  • Black and White at Night
  • Photographing People
  • Portraiture in Black and White

BLACK AND WHITE IN THE DIGITAL ERA

  • Digital Black and White Roadmap
  • The RAW Advantage
  • Black and White in Adobe Camera RAW
  • Black and White in Lightroom
  • Grayscale Conversion Using Presets
  • HSL Conversion
  • Exposure Gradients and Adjustments
  • Exporting Virtual Copies into Photoshop as Layers
  • Multiple Layers and Masking in Photoshop
  • Multi-RAW Processing in Photoshop
  • Black and White in Photoshop
  • Blending with Black
  • Using the Channel Mixer
  • Black & White Adjustment Layers
  • Topaz B&W Effects
  • On One Perfect B&W
  • The Digital Analog to the Analog Zone System
  • Combining Conversions in Photoshop

CREATIVE BLACK AND WHITE OPPORTUNITIES

  • Lighting and Monochromatic Photos
  • Creating High-Key Effects
  • Creating Low-Key Effects
  • HDR in Black and White
  • Shooting for HDR
  • Using HDR Software
  • Toning and Tinting
  • Tinting with a Black & White Adjustment Layer
  • Split Toning
  • The Ansel Adam's Effect
  • Selective Color
  • Hand Coloring
  • Using LAB Color
  • Inverting the L Channel
  • Equalizing LAB Channels
  • Swapping Tonalities
  • Using Blending Modes
  • LAB Inversions
  • Soft Focus
  • Adding Soft Focus
  • Pinhole Effect
  • Solarization
  • Using Curves to Solarize an Image
  • Simulating the Blossfeldt Effect
  • Duotone and Tritone Effects
  • Adding and Reducing Noise
  • Film Effects
  • Infrared Camera Conversions
  • Infrared Conversion without an IR Camera
  • Creating X-Ray Images

MOBILE BLACK AND WHITE

  • Black and White Using a Cell Phone Camera
  • Working with Snapseed
  • Toward a Monochromatic Mobile Workflow

Notes and Resources

Glossary

Index

Harold Davis 9781681984964 Specs

Type of MediaBook
AuthorHarold Davis
PublisherRocky Nook
Publication DateAugust, 2019
ISBN-139781681984964
Number of Pages320
Cover TypeSoft
Dimensions7.5 x 9.2" / 19.1 x 23.4 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.25 x 7.5 x 0.75"
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