The Photographer's Black and White Handbook is an authoritative and comprehensive high-level guide to digital black and white photography. The subject matter covered ranges from seeing and pre-visualizing in black and white, through camera techniques, and extends to the nuts and bolts of post-production. Special sections demystify fine-art black and white digital printmaking, and creatin
Harold Davis is an award-winning professional photographer and the author of many bestselling books on photography and image processing. His images are widely collected and commissioned, and his popular photo workshops are often sold out. In addition to his activity as an author, Davis is an Adobe Influencer, a Moab Master printmaker, and a Zeiss Lens Ambassador. Davis's work has been exhibited in venues including Photokina in Cologne, Germany, PhotoPlus Expo in New York, the Gallery Photo in Oakland, California, the Arts & Friends Gallery in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Awagami Gallery in Japan. Harold's popular online course on Craftsy has thousands of students. His workshops in partnership with institutions and other venues such as Point Reyes Field Seminars, the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA, Maine Media Workshops, the Heidelberg Summer School of Photography, and B&H Camera, are continually in demand.
"Harold Davis wrote the book on digital black-and-white. Literally.
His new volume, The Photographer's Black & White Handbook,
is a roadmap to creating intricate and beautiful b&w
Completely up to date, the book covers camera types from
smartphones to DSLRs (digital single-lens reflex) and software
products including Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom, and Photoshop; Nik
Silver Efex Pro; and Topaz. Narrative text explaining context,
creative choices, and technical processes used accompanies each of
the numerous, lushly reproduced photographs in this guide. VERDICT
Ably balancing technical information with creative concerns,
Davis's guide will help readers make better black-and-white