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Black and White in Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop Lightroom by Bryan O'Neil Hughes, Leslie Alsheimer

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BREAKING THE RULES

Finding Your Own Voice

 

With the absence of color, the medium of black and white photography is and always will be a unique form of photographic expression, demanding paramount attention to aesthetics. Light, shadow, form and texture coalesce in a confined visual space, communicating the essence of a mood, place, emotion, or a moment with its own special visceral language.

In my early photographic education, I was taught that good photography was about learning and following the formal rules of composition, design and process. ...

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