Fine black and white photography is undergoing a renaissance as people come to appreciate its graphic qualities and subtle nuances. In Creative Black & White Photography, Les McLean takes the reader step by step through the thought processes and technical procedures involved in producing a high-quality image. At the core of Creative Black & White Photography is McLean's belief that it is impossible to separate the picture-taking from the printing stage: the best black and white prints are those in which the photographer has visualised from the outset the effect that he or she wants to create, and has thought from the outset about how to achieve that effect in the darkroom.
Renowned both as a photographer and as a fine photographic printer, Les McLean is uniquely qualified to emphasise the importance of this link. Packed with inspiring images and insights, Creative Black & White Photography is essential reading for all photographers who appreciate the aesthetic qualities of black and white, and want technical and creative guidance to enable them to create the images they have in their mind's eye.
Written by Les McLean. 160 pages long.