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.

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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

A book showing some of my images that have been published either by my own submission or through Alamy, the on-line photo library. It is intended to show how some very ordinary pictures can sell if they suit an editor’s requirements. I have now made this e-book FREE with a special bonus attached. Go to https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/124178 to get your free copy.

While browsing through my files, I came across this picture that I had not previously processed — just one of hundreds. I thought it may have some potential so set about processing it. I liked the result so here it is.

This picture of my daughter was a casual portrait as she leant on our bed one morning. I can’t remember what it was that she wanted but I was so taken by the naturalness of the pose that I grabbed my camera and captured it.

The soft light was from the windows on the other side of the room with some reflection from the light bedspread she was leaning on. You can see the catch-light from the window in her eyes.

It is one of my favourite pictures of her as a little girl and it would have been almost impossible to duplicate the expression in a studio lit shot.

This is a picture and the commentary that goes with it from a page in my new e-book Introduction to Natural Light Photographic Portraiture Indoors and Out to be published on 5 February. Go to https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/785760 to see details.

My latest photographic e-book is to be published on 5 February. Go to https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/785760 to get details.

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.

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

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