Digital Black & White Landscape Photography

Fine Art Techniques from Camera to Print

Digital Black & White Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is a popular photographic genre—and for good reason. The great outdoors is an ever-ready subject. It is variable, as well; it is affected by changing light, decomposition, weather, human interaction, and myriad other factors. Its features range from natural to manmade elements—and many landscapes are comprised of both. Photographers who point their camera’s lens at a scene do so in an effort to communicate their feelings about the landscape. Rather than simply document the scene, they seek to capture the spirit of place—perhaps to tell a story or depict a mood. They aim to share with viewers the ways in which the scene speaks to them. Accomplishing these goals may seem simple at the outset, but the task is rife with challenges. In this book, Gary Wagner shows readers how to create powerful, evocative black & white landscape photographs filled with beautiful light, a full range of tones, and exquisite detail. Beginning with a look at the gear you’ll need to get the best-possible images, Wagner covers cameras, lens types, tripods, and filters. He then discusses the postproduction processes he uses to enhance his images, producing breathtaking photographic records of natural and man-altered locales. Following a run-through of the basic tenets of landscape photography, Wagner presents 60 of his favorite images for review. Readers will find images in six categories: (1) Lakes and Streams, (2) Trees and Rocks, (3) Coastal Seascapes, (4) Winter, and (5) Man-Altered Landscapes. This presentation model allows readers to focus on the aspects of landscape photography that most appeal to them or challenge them most. With each image presented, readers will learn the strategies that went into conceptualizing and creating the shot—from exposure, to composition, to postproduction, and more. With information on every aspect of creating striking, moving landscape images—from choosing gear, to studying light, to calculating ideal exposures, to composing images, to retouching/manipulating the images for breathtaking results, to setting up your workflow to ensure that the printed/output image meets the strictest criteria, this book will prove indispensable to photographers new to landscape photography or those seeking to take their image creation to a whole new level.

Digital Black & White Landscape Photography

Fine Art Techniques from Camera to Print

Digital Black & White Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is a popular photographic genre—and for good reason. The great outdoors is an ever-ready subject. It is variable, as well; it is affected by changing light, decomposition, weather, human interaction, and myriad other factors. Its features range from natural to manmade elements—and many landscapes are comprised of both. Photographers who point their camera’s lens at a scene do so in an effort to communicate their feelings about the landscape. Rather than simply document the scene, they seek to capture the spirit of place—perhaps to tell a story or depict a mood. They aim to share with viewers the ways in which the scene speaks to them. Accomplishing these goals may seem simple at the outset, but the task is rife with challenges. In this book, Gary Wagner shows readers how to create powerful, evocative black & white landscape photographs filled with beautiful light, a full range of tones, and exquisite detail. Beginning with a look at the gear you’ll need to get the best-possible images, Wagner covers cameras, lens types, tripods, and filters. He then discusses the postproduction processes he uses to enhance his images, producing breathtaking photographic records of natural and man-altered locales.

The Complete Guide to Black & White Digital Photography

The Complete Guide to Black & White Digital Photography

Michael Freeman--our top digital photography author and a worldwide name--presents the most comprehensive book yet on black-and-white digital photography. Oversized, beautifully illustrated, and far-reaching in scope, this guide is destined to be a standard reference for years to come. Freeman covers all aspects of black-and-white digital photography: its fine art tradition as well as its techniques. Learn how to see and expose in black and white, digitally convert color to monochrome, and develop a black-and-white digital workflow. Explore creative choices and how to interpret various subjects most skillfully in monochrome. Finally, get an expert’s advice on printing and displaying black-and-white photographs to best effect.

Digital Black & White Photography

Digital Black & White Photography

Gives advice on how to shoot black and white images on todays sophisticated digital SLR and compact digital cameras and even on mobile phones. Aimed at both the novice and more experienced amateur photographer, jargon-free text explains the theory behind digital photography, along with a guide to the equipment and software needed to take outstanding images.

IPhone Black & White Landscape Photography: Techniques for Everybody

IPhone Black & White Landscape Photography: Techniques for Everybody

The iPhone and its camera is an amazing device for taking photos of the landscape. In addition to being able to take exceptional quality images, this camera also has a built-in computer and access to impressive software for converting its images to black and white. This book will show examples and discuss how to select the best scenes for black and white landscape photos, what software applications were used to convert those images to black and white, and give suggestions and tips on how to process the images for the best look. Gary has been taking photos with iPhone camera for the past eight years and has won many awards for his black and white photography. Join Gary as he takes you to his favorite locations and shares his ideas and visions on taking photos of the landscape in black and white processing those image to make the best-possible photos.

Digital Photographer's Guide to Black and White Landscape Photography

Digital Photographer's Guide to Black and White Landscape Photography

"Some of the greatest photographers of the past worked in black and white--in the early days, of course, because there was no color, but later by conscious choice. Today, more and more photographers are rediscovering its advantages. This book--devoted exculsively to digital balck-and-white landscape photography--is your invitation to explore this great tradition. The process may be radically different from the darkroom method, but the results will be just as striking when you learn how to enhance image files to capture the magical expressiveness of pure light, from the stark contrasts of shadows on freshly fallen snow to the diffuse grays of a msity autumn morning" -- back cover.

Understanding Digital Black and White Photography

Art and Techniques

Understanding Digital Black and White Photography

Black and white photography can deliver images with levels of beauty and impact that are sometimes lost or diluted by the presence of colour. This practical book is written for readers with a passion for monochrome photography, who wish to use digital photography to match and exceed the level of control and finish that was possible with film. With visual examples throughout, it systematically teaches skills that underpin photographic creativity, from capture to digital development, before considering a range of outputs and finishes. Contents include: photographic equipment, camera settings, exposure parameters and file composition (bit depth, colour space resolution); editing software, notably the key features of Lightroom and Photoshop dedicated to black and white photography; using HDR techniques to maximise tonal information while recreating Ansel Adam's analogue Zone System approach using digital technologies; simulating traditional darkroom techniques by emulating the appearance and characteristics of popular films, toning techniques, adding edges, borders and dodging and burning; outputting monochrome photographs for publication online, social media, screen, projection and high quality archival prints suited to exhibitions. This book will help the reader understand the principles of digital black and white photography to create powerful images with the quality of traditional darkroom practices, and is aimed at all photographers - particularly artistic. Fully illustrated with 291 images - many are black & white with a few colour to demonstrate the loss of impact that colour can have.

Digital Landscape Photography Step by Step

Digital Landscape Photography Step by Step

Tips and instructions on how to create beautiful landscape images with a digital camera are provided in a compact, illustrated guide to the art of digital landscape photography. Original.

The Power of Black and White in Nature and Landscape Photography

The Power of Black and White in Nature and Landscape Photography

In The Power of Black and White in Nature and Landscape Photography, author and photographer Rob Sheppard shows you that creating beautiful black-and-white images involves so much more than just removing color. He begins by discussing how the history and tradition of black-and-white photography affect you as a photographer. He then shares the key elements to making dramatic images in shades of gray—contrast in brightness or tonality, texture, pattern, and sharpness—and explains the significance of tonal contrast in defining your images. Finally, he walks you through image-processing techniques with the software of your choice, as you translate your color images into stunning black-and-white photographs. Follow along with Rob and you will: Challenge your color memory and learn to think in shades of gray and black and white Understand the range of possibilities of contrast in tone, texture, pattern, and sharpness Translate color images into beautiful black and white with Adobe Lightroom and Camera Raw, Nik Software Silver Efex Pro, Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements