Black & White Photography

The Timeless Art of Monochrome


Black & White Photography
The Timeless Art of Monochrome
by Michael Freeman

I review a lot of photography books and more often than not I don't find a lot of difference between them. It is sort of like dozens of copies of the same old thing. Then that special one arrives at my door and I know I have another real keeper for my library. Black & White Photography by Michael Freeman is not going to be just another library book here because it is going to spend most of the time right near where I can get to it.

Black & White Photography – The Timeless Art of Monochrome
Black & White Photography – The Timeless Art of Monochrome

If B&W work is one of your main interests, as it is mine, you will want this new book. Freeman covers every area of B&W imaging, mostly digital, but also some film topics as well. He fully covers what you need to know, from how to see in B&W, to the many ways to handle it along the way to a top quality final print. Done with before and after illustrations, you see exactly what the author is talking about with each topic. Those areas include conversion from a color original, hue and tone adjustments, working with mid tones and different image contrasts, High & Low key, noise, and HDR in black & white. And Freeman does not leave out the artistic side of monochrome work either. Plus much more. Even if you do not now work in B&W, by the time you have gone through this book you will want to, because it is addictive. 

This soft cover book is about 9x10 inches, with 192 pages, retails for US–$24.99 - - and is published by Ilex Press and distributed by Hachette Book Group in the US. Check out Ilex books at www.ilex.press.


by Paul W. Faust

All photo illustrations included with my articles are my original work. My travel photographs, and many of my other original photographs, are available as signed or unsigned fine art prints through my web site at http://www.Impressions-of-Light.com/order-page-2. Framed prints can be obtained through my Fine Art America gallery at https://ww.paul-w-faust.pixels.com/.

Photographs included with my book and product reviews are provided by the book publisher or product manufacturer.

Paul W. Faust is a self-taught Fine Art Photographer, Writer, and Photo Stock Service professional.

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