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Elements of Black and White Printing

Elements of Black and White Printing
Your Price: $52.95 CDN
Author: Carson Graves
Publisher: Focal Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 208
Pub. Date: 2001
ISBN-10: 0240803124
ISBN-13: 9780240803128

About the Book:

Whether you are a novice or an expert in the darkroom, Elements of Black-and-White Printing by Carson Graves will give you the tools necessary to control your print making. You will learn the proper techniques for exposing a print, how to choose the correct paper contrast, and ways to find the best combination of paper and developer for your images. In addition to explaining the procedures, this unique book contains exercises that help you calibrate these procedures with your own equipment with the materials you prefer. Photographers will find this book an essential resource in the darkroom.

Elements of Black-and-White Printing will help you learn how to choose the right exposure and contrast for your negative; select papers, developers, and toners that complement each other; print negatives with extreme contrast ranges; salvage seemingly hopeless negatives and prints; print, develop, and store negatives and prints for maximum life; display your photographs in a way that enhances their message; properly align your enlarger; and more.

This revised and updated edition of Elements of Black-and-White Printing includes:
• New material on darkroom safety and working with chemicals
• Addresses practical concerns of photographers who are using complex mixtures
• Safe disposal methods for darkroom chemicals and wastes

What people say:

"This book contains a great deal of valuable information that I have not found in other textbooks." — Victor Chalfant, NW Arkansas Community College

About the Author:

Carson Graves has been teaching, exhibiting, and writing about photography for over twenty years at schools and workshops around America, including Arizona State University, Ohio University, and the Maine Photographic Workshops.