The Photographer’s Black and White Handbook
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    February 14, 2017

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About the Author

Harold Davis is a professional photographer and digital artist whose work is widely collected. He is the author of many bestselling photography books, including Achieving Your Potential As a Photographer, Creating HDR Photos, Photographing Flowers, The Photoshop Darkroom, and The Way of the Digital Photographer. According to Rangefinder Magazine, “Harold is a man of astonishing eclectic skills and accomplishments.” Harold is a Zeiss Lens Ambassador and has been recognized as a Moab Master for his handcrafted fine-art prints. He is a popular workshop leader. Harold’s website is www.DigitalFieldGuide.com.

The Photographer’s Black and White Handbook

Making and Processing Stunning Digital Black and White Photos

Harold Davis

The Photographer’s Black & White Handbook is your complete guide to making and processing stunning black and white photos in the digital era. You’ll find inspiration, ideas, techniques, and tools to use in your black and white photography, along with a soup-to-nuts workflow to take you from black and white pre-visualization through capture and post-production. Along the way you will lean over Harold’s shoulder as he travels to exciting photo destinations and creates stunning black and white imagery, explaining his creative and technical processes as he goes.

This definitive guide includes:
■ How to see in black and white
■ Pre-visualization in digital photography
■ Understanding black and white composition
■ How to create your own black and white workflow
■ Black and white in ACR, Lightroom, and Photoshop
■ Using black and white plug-ins including Nik Silver Efex Pro and Topaz B&W Effects
■ Extending tonal range with multi-RAW processing and monochromatic HDR ■ Post-production techniques for working with dynamic range
■ Creative black and white special effects
■ Find out how to tone, tint, colorize, solarize, and simulate IR
■ Work with LAB to create unique black and white effects ■ Great tools for unleashing your photographic imagination
■ Beautiful photographs by Harold Davis chosen to inspire and guide you

Praise for The Photographer’s Black and White Handbook

“Harold Davis wrote the book on digital black-and-white. Literally. His new volume, The Photographer’s Black & White Handbook, is a roadmap to creating intricate and beautiful b&w images.”
-Popular Photography

"Completely up to date, the book covers camera types from smartphones to DSLRs (digital single-lens reflex) and software products including Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom, and Photoshop; Nik Silver Efex Pro; and Topaz. Narrative text explaining context, creative choices, and technical processes used accompanies each of the numerous, lushly reproduced photographs in this guide. VERDICT Ably balancing technical information with creative concerns, Davis’s guide will help readers make better black-and-white photos."
-Library Journal