What are your favorite B & W Books, References and Sites

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Luckysomer, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. Luckysomer

    Luckysomer Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 24, 2013
    Alpine, UT
    I'm building a reference library.

    What are your favorite B & W Books, References and Sites?

    thanks for your thoughts
  2. wlewisiii

    wlewisiii Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 16, 2011
    Hayward, WI
    William B. Lewis
    Ansel Adams - Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs http://www.amazon.com/Examples-The-...8&qid=1397701821&sr=8-11&keywords=ansel+adams Pay special attention to the not so famous shots in the book. They're the better ones and his explanations are excellent.

    In addition his Portfolios volume is exquisite. http://www.amazon.com/The-Portfolio...702419&sr=8-1&keywords=ansel+adams+portfolios Again pay the most attention to the images that aren't famous. They'll teach you the most.

    Edward Weston - Both of the Daybooks http://www.amazon.com/The-Daybooks-...977&sr=8-2&keywords=daybooks+of+edward+weston and http://www.amazon.com/Daybooks-Edwa...024&sr=8-1&keywords=daybooks+of+edward+weston

    David Plowden - any of his, really, though despite my landscape emphasis this is probably his best book: The End of an Era: The Last of the Great Lake Steamboats http://www.amazon.com/The-End-Era-G...qid=1397702124&sr=8-12&keywords=david+plowden

    For a web site other than here, I can only suggest, repeatedly, Mike Johnston's The Online Photographer http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/blog_index.html Simply brilliant.
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  3. GFFPhoto

    GFFPhoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2013