Henry Horenstein is an American artist/photographer. Author of “Shoot What You Love” and “Histories: Tales from the 70’s.”. Black and White Photography has ratings and 23 reviews. Rebecca said: Since I’m more into film photography than inferior digital photography methods. This introduction to black-and-white technique is used throughout the U.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Black and White Photography: A Basic Manual by Henry Horenstein. A totally revised edition of one of the best-selling books in the field. The best basic photography book on the market has now been updated to include all the latest techniques, materials, and processes.
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Lists with This Book. May 11, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing. Since I’m more into film photography than inferior digital photography methods, this book really appealed to me, but it also has detailed text, how-to instructions, photographic examples and illustrations to get the most out of your photos and important moments.
Definitely worth reading if you’re into art, history, photography or guidebooks. May 11, Beata rated it liked it. My textbook way back when started formally studying photography. All the good basics were in here.
Jun 27, Scott Drake rated it liked it. It’s probably a much better resource than I give it credit for because I’ve been shooting for 35 years before looking at this. Jan 01, Nicole rated it really liked it. This book was a fantastic manual for any photographer. I got it because I just got my bkack SLR camera, and wanted a book that would help me make sense of all the things the new camera lets me control manually, like the aperture jorenstein shutter speed.
This book was perfect for that, explaining well henrh f-stops and shutter speeds horensteib photographs. It even finally cleared up something I’d never understood, which is why larger f-stop numbers denote smaller openings.
That still sort of bugs me and see This book was a fantastic manual for any photographer. That still sort of bugs heney and seems counter-intuitive, but I think I at least understand now.
This book is all about taking black and white photos, but has lots of info that is relevant to photographers who shoot in color, which is what I normally do. The book got me thinking about contrast, composition, lighting, and hkrenstein of focus, which is important no matter what kind of photography you’re into.
So don’t be put off by the black-and-white focus if your interest in photography is general. One thing that was a small drawback for me is that this book is all about film photography. Digital cameras are mentioned in passing, but the author is assuming that you’ll be shooting on film and developing and printing your photos yourself.
There is more information that is useful to a digital photographer than you might expect, but still, there are large chunks of the book you can skip if you’ve moved past film. I’m glad I read the chapter on black and blacl film, for example, because it had good information on Photograohy, which is actually still something you can set on a digital camera.
Chapters on lighting, exposure, shutter speeds, and how the lens works were extremely informative. The chapter on developing film in the darkroom, however, didn’t really teach me much that I still need to know. The one thing that could make this book better is photographg there were a digital-camera edition.
Most digital cameras allow you to take black and white photos, and most photo-managment software programs allow you to make a color image black and white. This book has been on my to-read list for quite some time now and now I realize why my photography instructors recommended it.
A Basic Manual is a very rich, well-organized photography manual. Horenstein gives just enough instruction and detail without being overwhelming or leaving the reader feeling as though lighting or processing one’s own film is too complicated. This book is geared toward photographers who shoot film, though folks who shoot digital can learn a gr This book has photogralhy on my to-read list for quite some time now and now I realize why my photography instructors recommended it.
This book is geared toward photographers who shoot film, though folks who shoot digital can learn a great deal from this book, too. Oct 31, Ulina rated it really liked it Shelves: The title of the book is misleading. This may be because this book was published in the ‘s. Back then, black and white photography was more popular than color photography. This is a complete film photography book.
It starts from the camera and takes you fully through the process and ends with mounting your print on a wall. It is strictly about photography as The title of the book is whihe.
Black and White Photography: A Basic Manual
It is strictly about photography as a whole, which is still a good thing. There were a bunch of concepts I thought I understood, but the way they were explained in this book made me understand even better. Oct 03, Falcon rated it really liked it Shelves: I had been taking photos with a 35mm for 6 years prior to reading this book, with two years of classes and darkroom phoography under my belt. It taught me so much that I had never learned in school or by my father who has done phltography since he was Highly recommended for a beginner photographer interested in learning photograpy skills for black and white manual photography.
A great reference guide that horensein always have a place on my bookshelf. Sep 25, CD rated it liked it Shelves: I purchased a new copy of this as one of my first real acquisitions of photography books that had not been handed down to me or had to be purchased for school.
That original dog eared copy has been ‘retired’ to a safe corner shelf now held together with acid free ribbon. An interesting book to look back on before the digital age, but still in a modern era of photography.
Aug 31, Cassidy snd it it was amazing Shelves: Fantastic manual, very straightforward. I found this book to be quite informative. For myself, having already been familiar with the shooting side of photography this manual was invaluable as a guide to begging darkroom techniques and procedures. Highly recommended for photographers of all levels. Oct 05, Caroline Philippone rated it it was amazing. Using this in conjunction with a class I’m teaching on darkroom black and white photography.
I think it’s really an invaluable tool to use, and allows my students to really understand all aspects of the darkroom much more clearly. Jan 23, Anna Nelson rated it it was amazing. A very good reference book for those looking to take better photographs. Jan 16, Tenio Latev rated it it was amazing. Aug 20, Joe rated hoeenstein really liked it Shelves: Thoroughly covers basic darkroom potography. There are others, but this is a good one to start with.
Aug 28, Andrea rated it really liked it Shelves: Good at showing how you process chemical film, as well as tips on bkack.
A little outdated now, I imagine. Mar 28, Sofia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feb 10, Ken rated it it was amazing. A very relevant read that is fully applicable to both traditional and digital photography. Any time I’m asked for a book that explains the basics of photography, I recommend this. May 08, Jennifer Entwistle rated it really liked it.
It should be required reading in all photography courses. Nov 30, Sharada Prasad rated it liked it. A good book if BW film developing and printing is what interests you. Since I am into digital photography, only first 8 chapters of the book were useful for me. Jan 22, Roniq rated it it was amazing. A fabulous resource for those wanting to learn all they photographj about black and white photography. Dec 30, Liz rated it really liked it.
Re-reading this great book that walks you through everything you need to know about photography.
Nov 09, Jakenv rated it really liked it. Bit dated but still one of those classics from which every photographer photorgaphy learn. John rated it really liked it Feb 13,