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Way Beyond Monochrome 2e by Chris Woodhouse, Ralph Lambrecht

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Preface and Acknowledgments

Photography can be breathtaking and beautiful. It can represent a real or an imagined world. Yet, from its beginnings, photography constantly struggled to be accepted as ‘real’ art. There were those who claim artistic creativity is too constrained by the involvement of a highly technical process, which is a debate that is now refueled with the invention of digital imaging. Nevertheless, it requires the combination of creativity and craft to create fine art. A visionary, no matter how creative, without mastery of the photographic craft, will struggle to create a print that reflects the intended feeling or mood. On the other hand, the craftsman without creativity might be able to create beautiful prints, but they will ...

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