Creative Black and White: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques
Black-and-white photography poses unique challenges; without color to guide the eye, contrast, lighting, and composition take on even more importance. Renowned photographer Harold Davis explains these elements and demonstrates the basic rules of black and white photography as well as when and how to break them. He breaks through the complexity of this photographic medium, explores opportunities for black-and-white imagery, and shows how to capitalize on every one.
Richly illustrated with the author's own images, this beautiful guide presents the skills needed for great black-and-white photos while encouraging your confidence and creativity.
- Goes beyond basics to teach photographers how to conquer the challenges posed by black-and-white photography
- Appeals to professionals and serious amateurs who are interested in exploring creative black-and-white imagery
- Presents photography fundamentals and shows how black and white requires some of the rules to be bent
- Encourages creative thinking and confidence
- Lavishly illustrated with Harold Davis's outstanding monochromatic photos
Whether you're a professional just venturing into black and white or a serious amateur, Creative Black & White will both educate and inspire you.
The Monochromatic Vision.
Past, Present, and Future
Thinking in Black and White
The Tonal Landscape
Seeing in Black and White
Black and White Composition
Patterns and Lines
Shape and Form
Shades of Gray
Finding Monochromatic Subjects
Black and White at Night
Portraits 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
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
Silver Efex Pro
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
Toning and Tinting
Tinting with a Black & White Adjustment Layer
Using LAB Color
Inverting the L Channel
Equalizing LAB Channels
Using Blending Modes
Adding Soft Focus
Using Curves to Solarize an Image
Duotone and Tritone Effects
Adding and Reducing Noise
Infrared Camera Conversions
Infrared Conversion without an IR Camera
Notes and Resources.