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New eBook Just Released: The Magic of Black & White

My goal for Craft & Vision, apart from providing exceptional photographic education and inspiration at ridiculous prices, was to get a new eBook out to you once a month, sometimes my own, sometimes one from a photographer I respect. I was planning my own book about black and white photography when Andrew S. Gibson suggested he do not one, but two of them. Seeing a chance to avoid writing yet another book while I have deadlines of my own to deal with I jumped at it, and I’m glad I did. Andrew’s black and white images are fantastic, full of beautiful tone I find hard to get in my own work.  We’re releasing Andrew’s book this morning and I’m really excited about it. Here’s the description from the Craft & Vision site:

Black and white photographs are a different medium than colour and require an ability to see in monochrome. Becoming aware of the differences between black and white and colour images, in both how they are seen and what makes a great black and white image, is the first step to capturing images that will work powerfully in monochrome.

The first in a planned two-volume set, Part One discusses what makes a great black and white photograph, what to look for when learning to see in monochrome, elements of a black and white image, and potential subjects for black and white photographs. Part Two will examine the means of creating the black and white image in the digital darkroom.

At 58 pages, The Magic of Black & White – Part One, Vision -  is a little longer than most of the Craft&Vision ebooks, we just didn’t want to short-change the book on great images. We’re giving you discount codes too. Past codes have been limited time only, as these two are, but they’re slightly less limited so more of you can get in on it.

Use code GIBSON4 until the end of March 2010 to get The Magic of Black and White, Part One for $4 instead of $5. Use GIBSON20 until the end of March 2010 to get 20% off all Craft&Vision books when you buy 4 or more. You can buy the book now using the buttons below or just click HERE to go to the full collection at the Craft & Vision site.

Mar 18th


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Speaking At Amazon – 5 Things.

I spoke at Amazon yesterday in the middle of a whirlwind trip to Seattle. Had a great time, met some amazing people. To all of you who came and were so hospitable, thank you! For those that didn’t come because, well, ahem, you weren’t invited because you don’t work at the Amazon mothership, this is […]

Mar 15th


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Monday Roundup

Planting Rice outside Chiang Rai, Thailand. August 2009 Good morning. I’ve got a handful of links for you this morning, some worthwhile stuff I want to point you towards. Scott Kelby and his gang of elves that never sleep have an online show called D-Town. I watched a few episodes when it first came out […]