This new addition to Michael Freemans successful series of Complete Guides looks at the art of black and white photography in its entirety; from its greatest exponents to its applications in the digital age. Alongside the authors own images, youll find the work of iconic black and white photographers - among them Ansel Adams, Ian Berry, Bill Brandt, Edward Curtis, Brett Weston and Edward Weston. From its historic roots, black and white photography in the digital age is thoroughly explored. Whether its obtaining the sharpest, freshest print or recreating the filmic feel of the masters, every shooting and digital processing technique youll ever need is included in this completely comprehensive volume. After you have digested the techniques for adjusting and perfecting your images, youll have the ability to create monochromatic masterpieces from any of your colour photographs. Whats more, the section on display will help you share your pictures with the world, whether as an exhibition quality print or using a fully optimised internet site.
Michael Freeman, professional photographer and author, with more than 100 book titles to his credit, was born in England in 1945, took a Masters in geography at Brasenose College, Oxford University, and then worked in advertising in London for six years. He made the break from there in 1971 to travel up the Amazon with two secondhand cameras, and when Time-Life used many of the pictures extensively in the Amazon volume of their World's Wild Places series, including the cover, they encouraged him to begin a full-time photographic career.
Since then, working for editorial clients that include all the world's major magazines, and notably the Smithsonian Magazine (with which he has had a 30-year association, shooting more than 40 stories), Freeman's reputation has resulted in more than 100 books published. Of these, he is author as well as photographer, and they include more than 40 books on the practice of photography - for this photographic educational work he was awarded the Prix Louis Philippe Clerc by the French Ministry of Culture. He is also responsible for the distance-learning courses on photography at the UK's Open College of the Arts.
Freeman's books on photography have been translated into fifteen languages, and are available on other Amazon international sites.
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