A guide on how to transform your black & white photography

Title: Black and White In Photoshop CS3 and Lightroom

Author: Leslie Alsheimer

ISBN: 024052084X

Publisher: Focal Press

Edition: Paperback

Review: It’s safe to say that digital has transformed the landscape of black and white photography. Where once the photographer would need specific rolls of film to achieve a black and white image, they now have the tools to potentially turn any colour image into a monochrome masterpiece. However, the proliferation of black and white conversion tools, with several different possible routes in CS3 alone, don’t necessarily guarantee instant success – to get the best results a new workflow must be understood and learned.

Alsheimer and O’Neil Hughes cover all elements of black and white photography in this guide, ranging from ‘seeing’ in black and white, covering composition and the new way of thinking that shooting in black & white necessitates, right through to printing in black & white and colour management. ‘Black and White’ is a fantastic guide if you’ve ever considered giving black & white photography a go, and while it is fundamentally based on the monochrome image, it covers several workflow ideas and colour management tips that are invaluable to any photographer.

What Digital Camera Score: 92%