Within two years, he had sold his first photo. Master photographer Vincent Versace has spent his career teaching the art of perception and how to translate it into extraordinary black and white images. You will learn several conversion techniques and methods for blending various conversions with one another to give you, the artist, a finished image that is the exact image you saw in your mind's eye when you first considered your image. Different images have different needs as they are converted to black and white, and Vincent covers them all, leaving no stone unturned in his quest to create amazing, timeless black and white images—and teach the reader how to do the same. And the best news is his book From Oz to Kansas can be purchased at Amazon.
From tradition and theory to practical implementation, From Oz to Kansas 2. One more thing: If you enjoy W Welcome to Oz 2. This is our complete plan that includes everything to supercharge your learning. Tomás Lopez Vincent Versace is an internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography. He is also a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, an Xrite Colorotti, Lexar Elite Photographer, Team NiK Elite Photographer, an American Photo Magazine Mentor Trek and Master Class instructor and a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team.
His passion for natural light photography is manifest not only in his work but also through his role as a creative and technical leader, contributing to innovative breakthroughs across the entire digital image value chain. If you did everything correctly you should see the correct price. He is a popular instructor whose expertise using available light and Photoshop has earned him honors and the admiration of photographers from all over the world. Within two years, he had sold his first photo. Dave Thanks so much for answering my question about that before I got around to asking it! However, I took a closer look at Table of Contents and there is a significant amount of overlap, although not identical with the original book.
In it Vincent talks about how to adapt your workflow to serve your vision, making the best of seemingly impossible photographic scenarios, and more. I would recommend this to someone who is just starting out or has only tried a few techniques. Versace is a member of the Epson Stylus Pros, a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, an Xrite Colorotti, Lexar Elite Photographer, and an American Photo Magazine Mentor Trek and Master Class instructor. The result is a thorough explanation that yields impressive control over a wide variety of subtle aspects of black and white images converted from color originals. Also, despite the overlap, 2. Photographers and retouchers who really want to be the best are the perfect audience for Welcome to Oz 2. Admittedly, I am reading on an uncalibrated tablet without access to my computer, but I just thought I'd inject a note of caution.
He goes through several highly detailed approaches and ends with the use of Nik Softwares's Silver Efex Pro. This time, he takes on the subject of converting Black and White photographs from color. He joked that he got the image from Vincent and gave him grief when he made the image look better than his in just a few minutes. He is also a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, an Xrite Colorotti, Lexar Elite Photographer, Team NiK Elite Photographer, an American Photo Magazine Mentor Trek and Master Class instructor and a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team. Sod schoolhouse, Thomas County, Kansas This sepia colored photograph shows a group of students and their teacher standing in front of the District 35 sod schoolhouse in Thomas County, Kansas. In this book, you will learn which methods give you the best results and when to choose a simple or a complex solution. Reading between the lines of the Versace books, you can pick up some very interesting thought on how to analyze an image.
My code also works for other versions — not just upgrades, so save on most products when you use this code! Richard Zakia, Professor Emeritus, Rochester Institute of Technology Afterword by John Fraser, Chef and Proprietor, Dovetail Restaurant, New York Sample Content Table of Contents Chapter 1: The Black and White on All of the Gray Areas of Black and White Chapter 2: Variations on a Theme Chapter 3: Defying Logic Chapter 4: Defying Reason Chapter 5: Somewhere Over the Grayscale Chapter 6: The Black and White on the Zone System Chapter 7: The Black and White on the Channel Mixer Adjustment Layer Chapter 8: The Black and White on Silver Efex Pro 2 Last Words Afterword Index. Things change, so do workflows. But I guess if you've been doing black and white photography for a bit then there is not much to be gained from this. Following the recommendation, I've purchased Vincent Versace's book. He is adamant about color management and the absolute necessity of using a color management if we as artists expect to get the vision in our minds onto a print where it can be enjoyed.
I'll let you decide which. Vincent lets his philosophy on photography shine through in the tutorial intros and also several page in the beginning and end of the book. I enjoyed his discussion of the two types of eyes and seeing: the unconscious and the unconscious. It's made up of anchovies strong , raw garlic strong , red wine vinegar strong , Colman's hot mustartd strong , Parmesan cheese strong , olive oil not so strong. Black and white conversion techniques are like politicians making election promises: every one of them claims to be the penultimate solution to your needs. In From Oz to Kansas: Almost Every Black and White Conversion Technique Known to Man, Versace discusses digital black and white photography —with a nod to traditional film-based techniques. I was also provided a review copy of this and other books by this publisher so I can bring you articles like this.
Mind you, I probably never was quite there , and is proving both educational and a good read! Thanks MikeI'd like to echo James' comment. All of the approaches are highly educational, and gives the photographer a large arsenal of techniques to render their vision. Within ten, he had booked his first professional assignment. Within ten, he had booked his first professional assignment. It looks like it will be very interesting and useful. I am far enough into the book that I can't recommend it highly enough to both the newbie and experienced monochrome photographer.
Those with little post-processing experience will benefit from following each step at the computer. I bought From Oz to Kansas about a month ago but didn't start it because I bought it with his two earlier books, Welcome to Oz and Welcome to Oz 2. I am still working my way through the first Oz and will still read 2. . His passion for natural light photography is manifest not only in his work but also through his role as a creative and technical leader, contributing to innovative breakthroughs across the entire digital image value chain. And the best news is his book From Oz to Kansas can be purchased at Amazon.