The Photographer's Black & White Handbook: Making and Processing Stunning Digital Black and White Photos

Monacelli. Feb. 2017. 240p. illus. ISBN 9781580934787. pap. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781580934794. ART INSTRUCTION
Photographer Davis's (Photographing Flowers) handbook is all about the process of contemporary black-and-white photography, helping the reader to perceive the world in these two distinct tones and to translate this vision into photographic images. 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.
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