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Monochromatic HDR Photography: Shooting and Processing Black & White High Dynamic Range Photos

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Introduction
  7. Monochromatic HDR Roadmap
  8. Digital Black and White Photography
    1. The Appeal of Black and White
    2. Finding Subjects that Work in Black & White
    3. Using In-Camera Black and White for Pre-visualization
    4. Ramping the Tonal Range
    5. Implying Color with Monochrome
    6. Black and White Composition
    7. Framing
    8. Patterns, Shapes, and Lines
    9. Painting with Light in Black and White
    10. High-Key and Low-Key
    11. Taking Control of Contrast
  9. Extending Dynamic Range in the Field
    1. Beyond What the Eye Can See
    2. The Goal is Magical, Not Garish
    3. The Exposure Triangle
    4. Determining Exposure
    5. Using an Exposure Histogram
    6. Shooting RAW Exposures
    7. RAW versus JPEG
    8. Creating Multi-Shot Sequences
    9. Finding the Range of Exposure Values
  10. The RAW Deal
    1. The Wizard Behind the Curtain
    2. Multi-RAW Processing
    3. Multi-RAW Processing in Lightroom
    4. Automated HDR Software
    5. Automated HDR Workflow
    6. Photomatix
    7. Photoshop HDR Pro
    8. Nik HDR Efex Pro
    9. Using Nik HDR Efex Pro Presets
    10. HDR Workflow Options
    11. Hand-HDR
  11. Monochrome Conversion
    1. Using Color Information
    2. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    3. Monochromatic Conversion: Effort versus Quality
    4. Best Practices
    5. Channel Mixer
    6. Black & White Adjustment Layers
    7. Nik Silver Efex Pro
    8. The Path to Monochrome
    9. Creating the Color HDR Stacks
    10. Starting the Monochrome Conversion with an HDRB lend
    11. Extending Dynamic Range with Blending Modes
    12. Color Filters for Monochromatic HDR Enhancement
    13. Using LAB for Color and Dynamic Range Enhancement
    14. Monochromatic Conversion Stacks
    15. Pulling Out the Reserved Monochromatic Blend
    16. Using the Reserved Monochrome Blend to Create the First Layer Stack
    17. Extending Dynamic Range using Blending Modes and Nik Silver Efex Pro
    18. Archiving and Enjoying the Finished Monochrome HDR Image
    19. Printing Monochromatic HDR Images
    20. Printers
    21. Papers
    22. ICC Profiles
  12. Resources
    1. Notes and Resources
  13. Glossary
  14. Index