On February 11, 2006, Martin Bluhm gave a great presentation about Black & White photography.
He talked about shooting black & white on film, and why film sometimes gives a better result than digital; the difference between shooting black & white in camera versus converting the color image on your computer when shooting digitally; shooting infrared, not all lenses are capable of shooting infrared and why sometimes shooting with infrared gives a more impressive black & white result.
Below is a list of books recommended by Martin to get started shooting in black & white.
- Ansel Adams: The Negative (Ansel Adams Photography, Book 2)
- Harold Davis: Creative Black and White: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques
- Deborah Sandidge: Digital Infrared Photography
Recommended companies for infrared conversion
If you want to convert a camera to shoot infrared, check out the following companies:
Photos by Martin Bluhm
To see more of Martin's work, visit his website at: http://www.martinbluhm.com