Creative Black and White

by Harold Davis (Author)

Black-and-white photography poses unique challenges; without color to guide the eye, contrast, lighting, and composition take on even more importance. In Creative Black and White, 2nd Edition, renowned photographer Harold Davis explains these elements and demonstrates the basic rules of black and white photography, as well as when and how to break them. He breaks through the complexity of this photographic medium, explores opportunities for black-and-white imagery, and shows how to capitalize on each and every one of them. This new, revised, and expanded edition brings the tools up to date with extended sections on monochrome in Lightroom, Photoshop, and related plugins.



TABLE OF CONTENTS


THE MONOCHROMATIC VISION
    Past, Present, and Future

    Thinking in Black and White

    Contrast

    Color Implied

    The Tonal Landscape

    Visual Implication

    Seeing in Black and White

    Pre-Visualization Techniques

    Black and White Composition

    Framing

    Patterns and Lines

    Shape and Form

    High Key

    Low Key

    Shades of Gray

    Finding Monochromatic Subjects

    Black and White at Night

    Photographing People

    Portraiture in Black and White



BLACK AND WHITE IN THE DIGITAL ERA
    Digital Black and White Roadmap

    The RAW Advantage

    Black and White in Adobe Camera RAW

    Black and White in Lightroom

    Grayscale Conversion Using Presets

    HSL Conversion

    Exposure Gradients and Adjustments

    Exporting Virtual Copies into Photoshop as Layers

    Multiple Layers and Masking in Photoshop

    Multi-RAW Processing in Photoshop

    Black and White in Photoshop

    Blending with Black

    Using the Channel Mixer

    Black & White Adjustment Layers

    Silver Efex Pro

    Topaz B&W Effects

    OnOne Perfect B&W

    The Digital Analog to the Analog Zone System

    Combining Conversions in Photoshop



CREATIVE BLACK AND WHITE OPPORTUNITIES
    Lighting and Monochromatic Photos

    Creating High-Key Effects

    Creating Low-Key Effects

    HDR in Black and White

    Shooting for HDR

    Using HDR Software

    Toning and Tinting

    Tinting with a Black & White Adjustment Layer

    Split Toning

    The Ansel Adams Effect

    Selective Color

    Hand Coloring

    Using LAB Color

    Inverting the L Channel

    Equalizing LAB Channels

    Swapping Tonalities

    Using Blending Modes

    LAB Inversions

    Soft Focus

    Adding Soft Focus

    Pinhole Effect

    Solarization

    Using Curves to Solarize an Image

    Simulating the Blossfeldt Effect

    Duotone and Tritone Effects

    Adding and Reducing Noise

    Film Effects

    Infrared Camera Conversions

    Infrared Conversion without an IR Camera

    Creating X-Ray Images


MOBILE BLACK AND WHITE
    Black and White using a Cell Phone Camera

    Working with Snapseed

    Toward a Monochromatic Mobile Workflow


    Notes and Resources

    Glossary

    Index

Book details

Publication date
May 09, 2019
Publisher
Page count
320
ISBN
9781681984988