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The Power of Black and White in Nature and Landscape Photography

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In The Power of Black and White in Nature and Landscape Photography, author and photographer Rob Sheppard shows you that creating beautiful black-and-white images involves so much more than just removing color. He begins by discussing how the history and tradition of black-and-white photography affect you as a photographer. He then shares the key elements to making dramatic images in shades of gray—contrast in brightness or tonality, texture, pattern, and sharpness—and explains the significance of tonal contrast in defining your images. Finally, he walks you through image-processing techniques with the software of your choice, as you translate your color images into stunning black-and-white photographs.

Follow along with Rob and you will:

  • Challenge your color memory and learn to think in shades of gray and black and white

  • Understand the range of possibilities of contrast in tone, texture, pattern, and sharpness

  • Translate color images into beautiful black and white with Adobe Lightroom and Camera Raw, Nik Software Silver Efex Pro, Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements