How to get the most out of this book. Introduction. Basic theory: Blach and white and greyscale; History; Photograms; Colour to black and white; Filtration; Contrast. The art of black and white: Learning to 'see' in black and white; Previsualisation and composition; The great themes; Older cameras/lenses for a unique look. Lighting: Quality; Direction; Subject contrast; Lighting contrast; Subject brightness range; Metering; High-key and low-key imagery; Infrared. Capturing black and white: Film and developer; The 'look' of film; Staining developers; Exposure index; Chromogenic film; Film grain; Digital noise; The Zone System; Tone compression and expansion; Instant black-and-white film. Realising the image: Printing to match the contrast of the film; Fixed-grade and variable-contrast papers; Scanning film; Local exposure control; Paper choice; Contact printing; Digital negatives; Liquid emulsion; Colour to black and white; Greyscale conversions; Products for a 'film' look; Black-only printing; The future. Reintroducing colour: Toning; Digital toning; Duotones, tritones and quadtones; Oils, pastels and pencils on prints; Digital hand rendering. Conclusion. Contacts. Glossary. Acknowledgements.