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Monochromatic HDR Photography is the first book intended to show photographers how to work at the intersection of two up-and-coming trends that are at the forefront of the digital revolution: Black & White and High Dynamic Range imaging.
The book explains techniques for extending dynamic range, monochromatic conversion methods and best practices where the two technologies intersect. Since successful digital monochromatic image creation generally requires using the color information inherent in RAW exposures, most case studies will be presented in full color.
In addition, Monochromatic HDR Photography provides extensive coverage of the creative vision required to successfully create monochromatic HDR images and the workflow necessary to make art prints from this specialized image making technique.
Table of Contents
Extending Dynamic Range
Understanding HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography
Adobe Camera RAW (ACR)
Shooting HDR Sequences
Automated HDR Software
Nik HDR Efex Pro
Photoshop HDR Pro
Black & White in the Digital Era
Understanding the appeal of monochrome
Subject matter that works in black & white
Black & white files are color
Common black & white conversion techniques
Best practices in monochromatic conversion
Photoshop B&W Adjustment Layers
Nik Silver Efex Pro
Monochromatic HDR Workflow
Using color information
Converting to monochrome with extended dynamic range preservation
Monochrome presets in auto-HDR software
Filters to enhance monochromatic HDR
Case studies and gallery
Specialized Black & White Gear
Monochromatic single-purpose cameras (Monochrom M)
Infrared HDR (IR converted camera)
Harold Davis is a legendary photographer and digital artist whose work is widely collected. He is the author of many bestselling photography books, including Photographing Flowers, Photographing Waterdrops, and The Photoshop Darkroom, all published by Focal Press.
Harold has been recognized as a Moab Master for his hand-crafted, fine art prints. His popular workshops are often sold out. You can find out more about Harold and his work at his website, www.photoblog2.com.