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Finally! At long last I am working on the With Pen and Camera Newsletter. It’s due out by the end of this month. If you would like to see a copy, just go to the Newsletter tab above and complete the form.

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A Split Toned Print

A bit of a different image this time. Made on black and white film it has been processed as a split tone print using Photoshop. To see details of the image available in my shop go to
If you want to know how I processed it I describe the steps in my pdf book Black and White Photography in the Digital Age (

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How to Make Black and White Photographs in the Digital Age

One of my most popular e-books. I founded and edited The Black and White Enthusiast magazine when I represented Creative Monochrome, the UK publisher of many books on black and white photography, in Australia. My panel of photographs that qualified me for my Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS) was in black and white. And, today I still love black and white photographs.
To buy, go to my ‘Home’ page tab above and click on ‘To see my e-books on photography available for tablet readers, including Kindle, and for reading on your computer’. Then click on ‘Black and White Photography in the Digital Age’.

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Black and White Photography in the Digital Age

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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 to read this e-book.

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

a pdf e-book



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A Page from my new E-book

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 to see details.

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Panorama Photographs on the Cheap


My latest e-book just published at Smashwords.

A hankering after being able to create landscape panoramas but without the necessary panoramic camera led me to begin by cropping my medium format transparencies then, when I moved from film to digital, to using Photoshop to stitch a series of images together. In this book I describe the use of both Photoshop and Lightroom.

It is available at and is priced at
$US1-99. It is formatted for most tablet readers, including Kindle, and also for reading on your computer.

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My E-Books

To see all my e-books, please go to Smashwords at or any Amazon store (in Australia

If buying through Smashwords, note that you can use the coupon code of MC65U to save $2 on the price until 15th March. The Amazon price includes the discount until 15th March.