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The Master Printer's Black and White Workbook [Paperback]

Steve MacLeod
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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Rotovision; New edition edition (5 Dec 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2940361622
  • ISBN-13: 978-2940361625
  • Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 22.4 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,386,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The Master Printer's Black & White Workbook" is the definitive black and white printing bible for novices and experts alike. Throughout the book, Steve Macleod, the undeniable 'Master Printer', presents an eclectic mix of stunningly original work spanning a lifetime of printing. The photographs all appear alongside useful information about the origins of the image, as well as fitting into the context of the chapters, which range from the planning and construction stage, through to paper processing and split-grade and flashing techniques. Everything about printing is covered in this book to make it the definitive guide for anyone interested in producing great photographs.

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As printer to the world's top photographers - Rankin, Zed
Nelson, Mario Testino, and their ilk - Steve Macleod's portfolio includes
portraits of Madonna, Iggy Pop, Sting, Kylie Mingoue, and Paul Weller,
alongside equally stunning and inspirational work for international style
magazines and personal projects. Macleod is undeniably The Master Printer,
and this, his Workbook, provides essential practical information on how to
set up a darkroom and how to maximize your printing and processing
potential. Macleod also offers technical "how I did this" analysis of his
favourite prints, making The Master Pritner's Black and White Workbook' the
definitive black-and-white printing bible for novices and experts alike.

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5.0 out of 5 stars How to make choices. 13 Feb 2008
By jake
This book is a collection of amazing pictures with the associated information of how the print was made. One of the problems with the darkroom for a beginner is that there are a huge number of choices to make. Other books may explain in better detail how to carry out the technique concerned, but few will illustrate the results of those choices, this helps to justify why a certain choice was made. It does not do this with words, but mainly with photographic examples. The more I look at it the more I get from it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Limited value 15 Feb 2010
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This book is a rather strange mix of basic darkroom guidance for novices and advanced printing techniques, with not very much in between. As someone who has some basic darkroom experience, looking to improve my abilities, the book was of rather limited value. I would recommend that you purchase this book if you want to see how a professional printer perfects images for advertising and editorial uses, but look for something else if, like me, your need is for something more practical.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating book! 20 Oct 2009
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This is a magnificent book! If you love photography, if you love black & white photography, if you love analogue photography, if you want to set home your own laboratory the traditional way... if you want the know the secrets of the most expert on the field... this is the book for you!
Also, it's a feast for the eyes, a pleasure just to browse the amazing pictures, with all the deep insight on the printing information...!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb book on photographic printing 12 Sep 2013
If you are keen on progressing with black and white printing this is one of the best I have seen to help you develop your skills. Written by a printer at the top of his game, this is the definitive introduction.
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