Black & White Photography Guidebook


Black and white photography has been with us for a long time!

It remains an almost magical and timeless medium. Even in this full-colour modern world, its popularity is undiminished, with those new to it being captivated by its simplicity and power. The Black & White Photography Guidebook was created with the simple aim of introducing you to the world of black and white photography, and as a result, we hope you will enjoy new levels of artistic scope.

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This essential guide is written by professional photographers who wish to introduce you to the creative possibilities that this amazing medium has to offer. Many black and white photographic topics are covered to guide you on your way to shooting and editing your images like a true professional.

Shoot Like a Professional

Learn more about creative black and white photography and discover how you can take better pictures with our easy to follow guides. Learn about the history of the medium and with our essential tips, utilise your camera and lenses to take better landscape photos and develop your lighting skills to enhance your portrait photography.

Gathered within these pages are numerous guides and tutorials to help you on your journey of photographic creativity including:

  • The origins of photography
  • History of black and white
  • Black and white core concepts
  • Seeing in black and white
  • Photography tips
  • Mono conversion techniques
  • Mono landscape photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • Type of light modifiers
  • Lighting techniques and expert lighting diagrams
  • High-key portraiture
  • Low-key portraiture
  • Abstract black and white photography
  • Essential gear guide
  • Filter types and systems
  • Printing your photographs
  • Developing and printing black and white film
  • Dodge and burn technique
  • Sepia toning
  • Selective colour


First Published

Dec 2017

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