Golden Coral Fungus (Ramaria aurea)

Another photo added to my collection available from Alamy, the on-line photo library. To see my complete collection go to the Home page and follow the instructions below the Alamy logo.

Australia: Thredbo River, Snowy Mountains, NSW

Another Snowy Mountains photo uploaded to Alamy the on-line photo library. To see all my photos with Alamy, go to Stock photography by David Bigwood at Alamy then click on ‘Images by David Bigwood to see all the photos or use the search box to find what you want.

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Another flower picture. I have not been able to identify the flower yet. Maybe somebody who sees it can tell me.

The colour version of my black and white picture of Burnham Beeches in England that I posted recently.

Another picture now in the Berridale Community Art Gallery at the Berridale Inn in Australia’s Snowy Mountains. If you cannot get to Berridale, it can be ordered as a print only in various sizes and as a canvas print made in a professional lab. You can contact me by email using the form under the ‘Contact’ tab.

Another favourite picture of mine — Burnham Beeches in England. Now available as a matted print in the Berridale Community Art Gallery in the Berridale Inn in the Snowy Mountains.

I have recently been going through my files seeking pictures that I consider worth printing for display in the newly formed Berridale Community Art Gallery at the Berridale Inn in the Snowy Mountains of Australia and came across this one. The small town of Berridale is rapidly becoming a centre of art in the mountains as besides the new gallery we have the Lucy Rose Gallery with her famous horse paintings, the Pauline Coxon Gallery with her well known contemporary Aboriginal dot art paintings and photographer Ray Killen’s Gallery.

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Of the 24 e-books on photography that I have published,

(To see my e-books on photography available for tablet readers, including Kindle, and for reading on your computer Click here)

)this is the best seller. It shows how to make black and white pictures in the digital age including how to convert colour images to black and white using Photoshop, how to use Photoshop’s duotone, my steps in processing a black and white image, and how to simulate processes such as split toning, sepia toning, lith printing, and selenium toning.

As someone who spent many happy years watching images appear in dishes of developer by the glow of the red darkroom safelight, I still have a hankering in this digital age for black and white photography. And it is somewhat incongruous that the digital camera has actually made it easier to produce black and white images than it was in film days. Then if I wanted to capture both colour and black and white, I needed to have two cameras with me with one loaded with black and white film and the other with colour. And, if the light deteriorated during a shoot, I had either to give up or load a faster film if I had one with me.

Now, I just use one camera and shoot in RAW format in colour and vary the ISO according to the light level for each shot. Why RAW? Simply because I end up with as much material available to me as my sensor can handle without the camera making decisions about what should be kept and what thrown away. That job should be mine and mine alone. Once I have the pictures on my computer, I can then decide how I want them to appear and process them accordingly.

This book is dedicated to showing how first class black and white images can be produced from the colour pictures you have captured on your digital camera.

If you have problems, please use the form under the tab ‘Contact’ to contact me by e-mail.

Price: $US1.99

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Also available in paperback from your Amazon store.

Black and White Photography in the Digital Age is also now available as a pdf book in a landscape format.

Order your copy below. You do not have to have a PayPal account to do so.

The e-book will be sent to you electronically once your payment has been confirmed. You will receive an e-mail from High Tail with details of how to access the file. You will need the Acrobat Reader (available free from https://get.adobe.com/reader/) to read this e-book.

Black and White Photography in the Digital Age — a PDF Book

a pdf e-book

A$2.50

 

My new book, Introduction to Natural Light Photographic Portraiture Indoors and Out is now available as a paperback as well as an E-book.

The aim of this book is to encourage you to make such worthwhile pictures of your friends and family that you will want to preserve the results as prints which will show the people of fifty or a hundred years time what we were like in the beginning of the twenty-first century.

I have chosen to show pictures that have been made by natural light, both indoors and out, as I think this light produces some of the best illumination you can use to get natural portraits as many professional portrait photographers know. And, if it is good enough for them, it’s good enough for me.

The paperback will shortly be available from your Amazon store while the e-book can be obtained from https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/785760

Stock photography by David Bigwood at Alamy

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