Creative Black and White, 2nd Edition

Book Description

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

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Credits
  6. Images
  7. Contents
  8. Preface to the Second Edition
  9. Introduction to the First Edition
  10. The Monochromatic Vision
    1. Past, Present, and Future
    2. Thinking in Black and White
      1. Contrast
      2. Color Implied
      3. The Tonal Landscape
      4. Visual Implication
    3. Seeing in Black and White
    4. Pre-Visualization Techniques
    5. Black and White Composition
      1. Framing
      2. Patterns
      3. Lines
      4. Movement
    6. Shape and Form
    7. High Key
    8. Low Key
    9. Shades of Gray
    10. Finding Monochromatic Subjects
    11. Black and White at Night
    12. Portraits in Black and White
  11. Black and White in the Digital Era
    1. Digital Black and White Roadmap
    2. The RAW Advantage
    3. Black and White in Adobe Camera RAW
    4. Black and White in Lightroom Classic
      1. Grayscale Conversion Using Presets
      2. Black & White Mix
      3. Exposure Gradients and Adjustments
      4. Exporting Virtual Copies into Photoshop as Layers
    5. Multiple Layers and Masking in Photoshop
    6. Multi-RAW Processing in Photoshop
    7. Black and White in Photoshop
    8. Blending with Black
    9. Using the Channel Mixer
    10. Black & White Adjustment Layers
    11. Silver Efex Pro
    12. Topaz B&W Effects
    13. On1 Perfect B&W
    14. Combining Conversions in Photoshop
  12. Creative B&W Opportunities
    1. Lighting and Monochromatic Photos
    2. Creating High-Key Effects
    3. Creating Low-Key Effects
    4. HDR in Black and White
      1. HDR in Photoshop
    5. Toning and Tinting
      1. Tinting with a Black & White Adjustment Layer
      2. Split Toning
    6. Selective Color
    7. Hand Coloring
    8. Using LAB Color
      1. Inverting the L Channel
      2. Equalizing LAB Channels
      3. Swapping Tonalities: Creating a Monochrome Rose on Black
      4. Swapping Tonalities: Creating a Monochrome Rose on White
    9. Soft Focus
      1. Adding Soft Focus
      2. Pinhole Effect
    10. Solarization
      1. Using LAB to Solarize an Image
      2. Using Curves to Solarize an Image
      3. Using Color Efex Pro to Solarize an Image
    11. Karl Blossfeldt Effect
    12. Duotone and Tritone Effects
    13. Adding and Reducing Noise
    14. Film Effects
    15. Infrared Camera Conversions
    16. Infrared without an IR Camera
    17. X-Ray Imagery
  13. Mobile Monochrome
    1. The Camera You Always Have with You
    2. Using Filters in the Camera App
    3. Roundtripping to the iPhone
      1. Uploading via an Image Sharing App
      2. Using Email Bi-Directionally
      3. Connecting Your iPhone to the Desktop
    4. Toward an iPhone Workflow
    5. Working with Snapseed
    6. Recommended Apps
  14. Notes and Resources
  15. Glossary

Product Information

  • Title: Creative Black and White, 2nd Edition
  • Author(s): Harold Davis
  • Release date: May 2019
  • Publisher(s): Rocky Nook
  • ISBN: 9781681984988