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Way Beyond Monochrome 2e: Advanced Techniques for Traditional Black & White Photography including digital negatives and hybrid printing

Ralph W. Lambrecht Chris Woodhouse



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Focal Press
24 September 2010
Photographic equipment & techniques; Special kinds of photography; Digital photography: consumer & user guides
Photo Techniques Magazine stated: All our readers need to know about this very useful book. Indeed, there is no other compendium that is as in-depth as this for the beauty and magic of fine-art black-and-white photography. With 560 pages and over 1,000 illustrations, Way Beyond Monochrome starts with conceptual lessons of composition and takes you through image capture, exposure, controlling tonality, variable-contrast paper, archival printing, mounting, framing and presentation with simple concepts to an advanced level. This new edition has been completely revised and heavily expanded, adding over 250 pages to the original edition with new chapters on print mounting, spotting, framing, digital negatives, utilizing digital technologies for alternative processes, and fabulous do-it-yourself projects. Overall, the authors have created a thoroughly researched, technologically sound yet aesthetically pleasing, inspirational bible for monochrome photography.

New to this edition:

almost double the content a new section discussing the path from visualization to print, illustrating the interaction between eye and brain, explaining the rules of composition and when to break them to produce photographs with impact a new section on presentation including hands-on mounting, matting, spotting, and framing image capture has a more in-depth focus, now covering pinhole photography and digital capture now includes making and printing with digital negatives a new section discussing the pros and cons of typical image-taking and image-making equipment plus new do-it-yourself projects, including many darkroom tools and an electronic shutter tester a useful collection of templates, to copy, cut-out and take with you in your camera bag or use in the darkroom an appendix with all the recipes to make your own darkroom chemicals from scratch all illustrations improved and updated improved index with 1,400 references
By:   Ralph W. Lambrecht, Chris Woodhouse
Imprint:   Focal Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 254mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   2.124kg
ISBN:   9780240816258
ISBN 10:   0240816250
Pages:   542
Publication Date:   24 September 2010
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Part 1 The Basics From Visualization to Print Eye and Brain Pictorial Maturity Photographic Quality Fundamental Print Control Timing Print Exposures Paper and Print Contrast Basics of Photographic Printing Archival Print Processing Presentation is Everything Mounting and Matting Prints Print Spotting Framing and Displaying Prints What Size is the Edition? Part 2 The Science Tone Reproduction Introduction to the Zone System Introduction to Sensitometry Tone Reproduction Image Gradation Image Capture Imaging Paths Sharpness and Depth of Field Critical Focusing Pinhole Photography Basics of Digital Capture Digital Capture Alternatives Negative Control Introduction to Exposure Development and Film Processing Advanced Development Creating a Standard Customizing Film Speed and Development Influence of Exposure and Development Exposure Latitude Pre-Exposure Applied Zone Systems C41 Zone System Quality Control Unsharp Masking Masking for Complete Control Digital Negatives for Contact Printing The Copy-Print Process Advanced Print Control Fine-Tuning Print Exposure & Contrast Measuring Paper Contrast Contrast Control with Color Enlargers Exposure Compensation for Contrast Change Basic Split-Grade Printing Advanced Split-Grade Printing Print Flashing Paper Reciprocity Failure Miscellaneous Material Characteristics Factorial Development Print Bleaching Print Dry-Down On Assignment Above Malham Cove Cedar Falls Clapham Bridge Corkscrews Portrait Studio Lighting Ingatestone Hall Heybridge Karen Light-Painted Flowers Metalica Alternative Processes MonoLog Parnham Doorway Large-Format Nudes Rape Field St. Mary's of Buttsbury Stonehenge Summer Storm Toothpaste Factory Part 3 Odds and Ends Equipment and Facilities Image-Taking Equipment Darkroom Design How Safe is Your Safelight? Enlarger Light Sources Sharpness in the Darkroom Other Darkroom Equipment Tool, Tips and Tricks Identification System for Film Holders Hhow to Build andUse the Zone Ruler How to Build and Use a Zone Dial Make Your Own Shutter Tester Make Your Own Test Strip Printer Make Your Own Burning Card Exposure, Development and Printing Records Making Prints from Paper Negatives Appendix Technical Fundamentals Make Your Own Transfer Function Basic Chemical Recipes Tables and Templates Glossary Bibliography

Ralph Lambrecht: From Germany and educated in the US, Ralph is a B&W fine art Photographer. His work has been displayed anywhere from private galleries to the London Salon of Photography. He has written for Camera & Darkroom, Black & White Photography, View Camera Magazine, Way Beyond Monochrome 1e, and he is an active community member of (Analog Photography Users Group) and Fotocommunity. From the UK, Chris has been a member of the Royal Photographic Society for over 25 years and he has invented and patented photographic equipment that sell worldwide. He specializes in landscape, infrared, portraiture, still life, and architecture-mostly in monochrome. Chris has spent a lot of time perfecting the use of digital and traditional technologies harmoniously and he has authored numerous articles on advanced printing techniques for Camera & Darkroom, Ag+ and Photo Techniques.

Reviews for Way Beyond Monochrome 2e: Advanced Techniques for Traditional Black & White Photography including digital negatives and hybrid printing

<p> All our readers need to know about this very useful book. -Photo Techniques <p> We urge anybody seriously interested in B&W photography to get a copy of this book. - The Royal Photographic Society <p> This book is a great resource for those who love the magic of black and white photography. I find it to be a valuable compedndium of reliable technical information, along with insights and imagery that provides photographic inspiration. -John Sexton (well known b & w photographer)

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