The Dark Art – A Black and White Digital Printing Workshop Manual
This Black and White Digital Printing Workshop Manual will satisfy your desire to make black and white digital prints with a full range of delineated tones, luminosity and presence.
Discover your printing; vision, style and intent, by deciding what is paramount to you.
- You too can quickly learn the personal workflow settings of a master black and white printer.
- Gain fresh insights, deepen your perception with Hot Hints.
- Shorten your time to learn and grow as an experienced expressive printer.
- Gain peace of mind with colour cast free prints.
We all have within us the potential to do more and be better at our chosen skill. Those who have the passion for driving this desire to become a master of black-and-white photography, seek a lofty and virtuous goal. The Dark Art printing workshop manual gives you all the skills and encouragement you need to move forward towards your chosen goal. Andy also offers a black and white printing masterclass in Snowdonia.
Black and white is the senior service in photography. There is a real sense of joy and excitement in holding a well-crafted fine print in the hand and observing all the subtlety of tone. Black and white photography is an abstraction from the real world. It does not deal in the urbanity of colour; colour is everywhere. The medium simplifies and abstracts the essence of light and shade into tones of grey from pure white to the deepest velvety blacks. The difference between a good and the fine print is elusive, difficult to put into words. It’s just a feeling; you know it when you see it.
Printed with skilled hands, the fine expressive print is a thing of rich, sumptuous beauty; in unskilled hands, much potential is left untapped in a sea of grey. There is a sense of unease with a print that is not making the most of its potential. When writing this book, I had two things in mind; what I wanted to say and perhaps, more importantly, what I needed to say for the inspiration and encouragement of aspiring black and white photographers and printers.
“He has honed a printing style that delights, enchants and amazes. It is his darkness, the detail, the fabulous print quality which draws us in and leaves us with atmospheric and enigmatic moments.”