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January 18, 2012

The Art of Black and White Photography, 2nd Edition--New from Rocky Nook

The Art of Black and White Photography

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Santa Barbara, CA—January 19, 2012—Over the last few years, most books on photography have been focused on the new breed of cameras and how to master the digital imaging workflow. In The Art of Black and White Photography, 2nd Edition (Rocky Nook, $44.95 USD), author/photographer Torsten Andreas Hoffmann takes a different approach, focusing on image composition and image capture, with an emphasis on the creative aspects of black-and-white photography rather than on the digital workflow.

After introducing the ground rules of composition, Hoffmann illustrates their applications with his own stunning black-and-white images that cover various photographic genres including architecture, street photography, portraiture, and surreal photography. Also discussed are the elements of a "photographic language," which distinguishes creative photography from random shooting. Finally, you will learn valuable post-processing techniques, mostly using Photoshop, as Hoffmann emphasizes the functions necessary for creating outstanding black-and-white images.

This second edition has been updated to include Photoshop CS5; as well as featuring brand new images, new content, and a revised layout.

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About the Author

Born in Duesseldorf, Germany in 1956, Torsten Andreas Hoffmann is the internationally renowned photographer and author of illustrated books on New York, Paris, Rome, and the Himalayas. Having spent his educational years studying art and majoring in photography, Hoffmann has dedicated most of his life to this craft. He is a teacher of workshops on composition and black-and-white photography, and shows his students how to find their own individual style. Hoffmann specializes in the medium of black-and-white photography, as well as in the field of conceptual photography. His stunning photographs have been shown in numerous exhibitions in Germany and abroad, and have been published in many well-known magazines. In addition to his many books, he regularly writes articles on picture design for the popular German magazine "Photographie," and he is a regular contributor to LFI, the highly acclaimed international journal published by Leica.

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The Art of Black and White Photography, 2nd Edition The Art of Black and White Photography, 2nd Edition
Publisher: Rocky Nook
By Torsten Andreas Hoffmann
Print ISBN: 9781933952963  
Pages: 264
Print Price: $44.95

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