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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  • Author: Ralph Lambrecht, Chris Woodhouse
  • Hardcover, 542 Pages
  • Date Published: 2011
  • Advanced Techniques for B&W Photography
  • Over 1,000 Illustrations
  • Completely Revised and Expanded
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Focal Press 978-0240816258 overview

  • 1Description

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.

Covers image capture, exposure, controlling tonality, variable-contrast paper, archival printing, mounting, framing and presentation.
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
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
Portrait Studio Lighting
Ingatestone Hall
Light-Painted Flowers
Alternative Processes
Parnham Doorway
Large-Format Nudes
Rape Field
St. Mary's of Buttsbury
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
Technical Fundamentals
Make Your Own Transfer Function
Basic Chemical Recipes
Tables and Templates
Table of Contents
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Focal Press 978-0240816258 specs

Type of Media Book
Author Ralph Lambrecht
Chris Woodhouse
Publisher Focal Press
Publication Date 2011
Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN-13 9780240816258
Number of Pages 542
Cover Type Hard
Illustrated Yes
Packaging Info
Package Weight 5.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.0 x 10.1 x 1.5"

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