The Art of Black and White Photography: Techniques for Creating Superb Images in a Digital Workflow Reviews

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Over the last few years, most books on photography emphasized explaining the new breed of cameras and how to master the digital imaging workflow. In The Art of Black and White Photography Torsten Andreas Hoffmann takes a different approach, as he focuses on image composition and image capture, with an emphasis on the creative aspects of black and white photography, rather than on the digital workflow. After introducing the ground rules of composition, the author illustrates their applications with various photographic genres such as architecture, street photography, portraiture, and surreal photography with his own stunning black and white images. In the second part of the book, Hofmann illustrates the elements of a photographic language , which distinguishes creative photography from random shooting. The final part of the book is dedicated to post-processing techniques, mostly in Photoshop (CS3), emphasizing the functions that are necessary for creating outstanding black and whit

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“Oregon IV” is a superb work that carries on the photographic tradition begun in 1968 with the book Oregon. This new volume is the result of five years of work by forty-year-old Rick Schafer, stepson and protege of the late Ray Atkeson.Rick’s images convey familiar scenes and evocative places such as the deep, mysterious caves of the Siskiyou Mountains, the perfect clarity of Crater Lake, the brilliant fields of wildflowers in the Cascade Range, and the majesty of Multnomah Falls. From Seaside to the Wallowas, from The Dalles to Klamath Lake, the splendor of Oregon is captured in this inspiring book.Award-winning author Craig Lesley’s moving essay conveys Oregonians’ love of their state, evoking the nostalgia of long days fishing Oregon’s rolling rivers, the dust of rodeos, the neighborliness of its people, and the dazzling beauty of its wild places.

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