David and Charles The simple art of B&W Photography
Date of last review
Thu 9, November, 2006
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100% of reviewers
Bestselling photography author Lee Frost turns his attention to black and white photography, and demonstrates how it is possible to make beautiful black and white images and fine prints with the minimum of fuss.
Black and white photography has a reputation for being something of an esoteric art requiring lots of expensive equipment and an encyclopaedic knowledge of complex techniques. But here Lee Frost dispels this myth, and proves that it can be the most simple, expressive and rewarding medium. The book covers all the essential techniques of black and white photography from what equipment to use through to the finer points of printing and toning, thereby demonstrating how Lee Frost creates his own breathtaking photographs, and how you can too.
About the Author
Lee Frost is an acclaimed landscape photographer and bestselling photography author. He is a regular contributor to several UK photography magazines, including Photography Monthly, Outdoor Photography and Black & White Photography, for which he runs the Monochrome Workshop every month. He is also the author of several books: The A-Z of Creative Photography, The Creative Photography Handbook, The Photographer's Guide to Filters and The Complete Guide to Night and Low Light Photography. He lives in Northumberland.
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Registered: February 2006 Location: i'm right here Posts: 11139
Review Date: Thu 9, November, 2006
Would you recommend it? Yes |
Total Spent: £15.00| Rating: 9
but not much info on digital techniques
a very good introduction to the concepts and practices of B&W photography. Experienced B&W users might find it a bit simple but for everyone else it is ideal.
the only possible downside is that it only touches on digital techniques but devotes a whole section to b+W film development techniques
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