Any good books or turtorials on B+W photography?

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  1. New Hampshire

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    Hey all,

    Well, Im really starting to get snap happy with the new camera (as well as having fun rediscovering my old one :D ). So recently I have been thinking of trying my hand at some Black and White Photography. I am wondering if you folks can suggest some good reading material, either print or online, that deals specifically with B+W photography (I ams hooting 35mm, though I would think that should not make much of a difference.) A lot of the time when I see Black and White photos on these forums I find myself thinking "hmmmm, if only it had been in color" thinking that the B+W images look really flat, even if the composition and exposure are perfect and dead on. Im hoping to find some stuff that will teach me to take very appealing B+W photos, to make things really POP at you.

    So, anyone have some suggestions?

    Brian
     
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    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Black-White-Photography-Third-Revised/dp/0316373052/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-7191770-1736909?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1174304205&sr=8-1[/ame]
     
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    Torus34, awesome link, thanks!

    Matt, I had spotted this bok on-line and was curious about it. Thanks for the reccomend!!!!

    Brian
     
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    "Black and White Photography", and "Beyond Basic Photography" by Henry Horenstein
     
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    Most everyone makes the mistake of just throwing there camera in B&W or just clicking greyscale in PS. That's why their pictures lack contrast and look flat. There are several ways to convert and make a better B&W. You could also get an old camera and a roll of TriX too.
    Cosmo
     
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    I found this book to be a help in takeing pictures and in the darkroom [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Black-White-Photography-Darkroom/dp/1581153066/ref=sr_1_3/002-5391593-5275246?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1175277999&sr=1-3[/ame]

    got mine for like 10$
     

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