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on 30 December 2012
This book is a must for any photographer wanting to explore the world of B&W. The author has divided the book into well planned route to achieving images from 'Thinking and Capturing Images in B&W' through to the delivering the final work of art via the use of Image Editing tools. However, there is an element of reliance of good working knowledge in composing and understanding camera craft - for me, this is a good move by Harold Davis. Too many books of this type get bog down in the camera technology and not the 'doing' and 'delivering' your final creative product 'The Print'.

As with understanding camera craft, the reader must have good working experience of image editing tools: Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and Nik Silver Flex. But it should be said, these tools are a must for delivering the final part, with your own artistic vision, on the print. The instructions of the use of imaging tools are well introduced, but sufficient room for each photographer to add their own 'signature or style'.

This book is a practical book, and not a coffee-table book for occasional read! Use the techniques to archive your own B&W vision. The only small disappointment was a chapter (or two) on the printing side, as an introduction, - use of new grade of inkjet printers like the Epson R3000 that can deliver the final part of the B&W chain. Hence the need to purchase 'Fine Art Printing for Photographers'.

Overall, a book for ALL digital photographers who would like to achieve a good foundation in knowledge acquisition and mastering the 'mystical' world of Black & White photography guarded by so many photographer. However, we must build on the foundations presented in this book to archive our own creative B&W vision.
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on 18 January 2014
This is a very good book and excellent value for money but you need to be using Photoshop to make the most of it. There are 50-odd pages of general (very good) information on black & white photography, a dozen pages on using Lightroom and well over a hundred pages on using Photoshop. I probably wouldn't have bought it had I known this and if I hadn't been given a gift certificate recently. Which is a shame, because I would have missed out on some good information. I will still use the book and I'm glad I bought it but I don't use Photoshop and therefore many of the techniques will not apply in my case.
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on 29 July 2013
A look back to times of B&W film developing and processing, purchased as a refresher on much forgotten photographic principles and application to the digital format, not finished reading it yet, but so far found it a very useful reminder.
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on 27 November 2015
Excellant book for photographers of all skills
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on 20 June 2013
This book gives a useful insight to how to look at a black and white image, and helps make one realise that there is a black and white image in most colour renditions
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on 21 May 2013
I like this book and it explains in simple terms how to process B&W photos. It works quite well and leads you gently into the subject.
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on 4 April 2015
An excellent book
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on 6 February 2015
good
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on 6 August 2016
Excellent for technical content and images
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on 29 April 2015
Very handy and useful book.
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