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Way Beyond Monochrome: Advanced Techniques for Traditional Black & White Photography (2nd Edition) from Focal Press is a great resource for photographers of black & white images. It covers everything from image capture to exposure, controlling tonality, variable-contrast paper, archival printing, mounting, framing, and presentations with simple to advanced concepts.
This book is a comprehensive masterwork of traditional photography with over 500 fully illustrated pages. It covers everything about black and white, while focusing on traditional darkroom photography. It also touches on digital black and white imaging.
Chapters on print mounting, spotting, framing, digital negatives, utilizing digital technologies for alternative processes, and fabulous do-it-yourself projects.
Teaches you the path from visualization to print, illustrating the interaction between eye and brain, explaining the rules of composition and when to break them to produce photographs with impact
Includes sections on lens use, darkroom techniques, digital cameras and scanners, image editing techniques and processes, workflow, digital file formats and image archiving.
Learn the ins and outs of presentation, including hands-on mounting, matting, spotting, and framing.
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 Tone Reproduction 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 Tool, 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