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Basics Photography 06: Working in Black & White

Basics Photography 06: Working in Black & White

by David Präkel

David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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AVA Publishing SA, 2009
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781350088900
  • ISBN:
    978-1-3500-8890-0 (online)

    978-2-9403-7385-7 (paperback)

    978-2-9404-3919-5 (epdf)

    978-1-3500-3478-5 (epub)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    Lausanne
  • Published Online:
    2018
Basics Photography 06: Working in Black & White
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Basics Photography 06: Working in Black & White, by David Präkel, provides a comprehensive guide to the basic theory and practice of black and white photography, from the relationship between colour and greyscale tones to the art of seeing in black and white.

Black and white, the book argues, has been the soul and conscience of photography since its conception. Black and white is not a lesser colour image - it is, in many ways, more powerful. It gets to the core of what is important in an image, leaving behind the distractions of colour.

This is an inspiring text which enables students to make the most of the opportunities offered by black and white photography.