Black & White Photography: The Timeless Art of Monochrome

Black & White Photography: The Timeless Art of Monochrome is a complete guide for photographers wanting to shoot in black-and-white from veteran professional Michael Freeman, covering ideal shooting techniques and the relationship between modern digital processes, as well as their historical black-and-white alternatives.

Freeman covers all aspects of black-and-white digital photography: the fine art tradition and the techniques behind it. Learn how to see and expose in black and white, digitally convert color to monochrome and develop a black-and-white digital workflow using the latest software.

Alongside the work of Michael Freeman, you’ll find the classic photography of renowned black-and-white photographers such as Ansel Adams, Ian Berry, Bill Brandt, Edward Curtis, Brett Weston and Edward Weston.

Beautifully illustrated and far-reaching in scope, this thorough, but accessible guide is destined to be a standard reference for years to come.


Michael Freeman, professional photographer and best-selling author, was born in England in 1945, took a Masters in Geography at Brasenose College, Oxford University and then worked in advertising in London for six years. In 1971 he made the life-changing decision to travel up the Amazon with two secondhand cameras and when Time-Life used many of the pictures he came back with, he embarked on a full-time photographic career.

Since then, working for clients that include all the world’s major magazines, most notably the Smithsonian Magazine (for which he has shot more than 40 stories over 30 years), Freeman’s reputation as one of the world’s leading reportage photographers has been consolidated. Of his many books, which have sold over 4 million copies worldwide, more that 60 titles are on the practice of photography. For this photographic education work he was awarded the Prix Louis Philippe Clerc by the French Ministry of Culture.

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  1. Yacon Root says:

    Amazing Website. Very much enjoyed reading.

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