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Creative Black and White: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  113 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Learn how breaking photographic rules can result in stunning black-and-white photos 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 a ...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published February 9th 2011 by Wiley (first published January 1st 2010)
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I don't know what to rate this w this someways I liked it. I am glad it had Lightroom/Photoshop tips. So many books do not. However, it didn't have a lot specific technical advice. On top of that (and this is just my opinion), the photos weren't that great. I just didn't feel inspired. Also, the scantly clad women photos were really poor. It isn't what they were wearing but just the fact the the photos themselves are so contrived, nothing appealing or artistic about them. I know others ...more
This helped me with the composition of Black & White photography, a nice book both for technique and ideas.
Gaurav Pandey
This is the first book I have read about black and white.
the name is mis leading. the book is heavy with post processing techniques.
fortunately the author is vendor neutral and has given examples using multiple tools.

sadly opem source post processing have not been covered.

I liked the authors writing style.. imformative.

ability to think in black and white is not explained well.

lacks ..apart from post processing there are no hands on examples. I wish the images used by the author were also availab
Very misleading. I thought this would be more about the technique not how to edit.
Clare Malley
A technical book with some great before (i.e. straight from the camera) and after (post digital editing) shots to inspire the reader. The book has everything from guidance on how to identify subjects that would work better in black and white than in colour through to very detailed advice on various digital processing techniques. However, it's made me realise I need to upgrade my camera as many of the techniques require RAW files to work from! So I can't really comment on whether or not the instr ...more
A good volume for photographers who work with the mindset of looking for patterns and focusing on shades, contrast, and use of line. To get the most out of Davis' material, it helps to be using the software that is discussed, but it's not always essential to spend one's self poor on expensive programs, since he often offers different methods to go about getting similar bw effects.
A good reference book for black & white photography techniques.
Mehrdad Momeny
Aug 17, 2014 Mehrdad Momeny rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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There's nothing about using Lightroom, just one or two pages.
The book is a little of everything! and doesn't explain one thing good. (don't ask for perfect)
Gave me some good ideas, although heavily slanted to post-processing.
Very helpful understand black & white vision concepts.
Jun 17, 2015 Japi added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Photography enthusiasts
Recommended to Japi by: Just saw it on the bookstore
Shelves: photography
10/19: learning a lot from it....
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Question 1 4 May 06, 2011 02:44PM  
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Harold Davis is widely recognized as a leading contemporary photographer and artist. He is also the author of more than 30 books, including Creating HDR Photos: The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Photography from Amphoto/Random House and Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis which is published by Focal Press, and has been called "one of the most beautiful books ever ...more
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