In any act, the primary intention of him who acts is to reveal his own image.
This book is designed for the person who has rudimentary knowledge of photographic history and has successfully mastered the basic technical processes of black-and-white photography: film developing, printmaking, and image presentation. It is for the individual who has acquired a keen interest in photography and desires to learn a variety of processes as a means of reaching new visual goals.
It has been ten years since I wrote the above paragraph. Although Focal Press had been requesting a revised edition for some time, other commitments have kept me from it. To keep this book relevant I brought on a co-author, John Valentino, with whom I have previously ...