Our book review of The Art of Black and White Photography: Techniques for Creating Superb Images in a Digital Workflow in hardback by Torsten Andreas Hoffmann rnrn
Title: The Art of Black and White Photography: Techniques for Creating Superb Images in a Digital Workflow
Author: Torsten Andreas Hoffmann
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Dimensions: 272 pages, 25.7 x 21.1 x 2 cm
Black and white photography could be viewed as the very essence of the phrase it takes a moment to learn and a lifetime to master. In the digital age, all we need do is switch the camera to the b&w setting and voila, instant mono images! However, to truly master the technique a deep understanding of contrast, light, filters, abstracts and so on is needed. This more advanced knowledge is exactly what Hoffman sets out to assist you with. His guide to the art of b&w photography covers all bases, from which camera to use through to utilisation of contrast, the poetry of melancholic moods to mystical photography. As you can probably tell from the latter two topics, The Art of Digital Photography sometimes borders on the arty side of instructional, and often reads more like a philosophy paper than a photography book. Its also hampered by the fact that Hoffmans first language isnt English, and as such occasionally reads like a broken translation. However, the sentiment of the book is true and, without doubt, if you were to read this book cover to cover, your black and white photography would benefit.
What Digital Camera Rating: 88%