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    Books on printing

    I've just started doing my own printing but even now I can notice there's a lots of things to improve. I've came up with an idea to buy a book. After some google'ing I run into this site:

    http://camerabooks.com/Departments/H...-Category.aspx

    Do you know and would recommend any of these books? Or should I buy myself Adam's trilogy and just let it go?
    Lukasz Grabun
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    I would buy The Negative and The Print no matter what else you buy. They are available cheap on Amazon Used books.

    Someone else can answer on other books.
    Steve.

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    I think that the Adams' books mentioned above are good darkroom references. But for pure printing (and developing and exposing) information, I would recommend Lambrecht's "Way Beyond Monochrome" and McLean's "Creative Black and White Photography" ahead of the Adams books.


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    McLeans's book - bought from ebay, thank you. Looking for a good price on Ansel books.
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    Hi, I recommend Henry Horensteins books as well as Tim Rudman's Master Printing Course.

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    Check out Adams' books on Amazon.com.
    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Shiu View Post
    Hi, I recommend Henry Horensteins books ............
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    These are: "Black & White Photography, a Basic Manual" and "A Technical Manual, Beyond Basic Photography." They are the texts for High School and College Photo I and Photo II courses so they are available very cheaply on eBay or in fleamarkets. I think I bought the second one for $3 on eBay four years ago. It was not the current edition but the instructor said there was little difference between the editions.

    The books are just a guide line. Advancement comes from practice and a critical eye. The advantage of a class is that the teacher is hopefully a better printer and can help you understand the errors and ways to improve your work, both creatively and technically. Another advantage I found was that there was a class critique at assigned intervals which motivated me to keep doing the work.

    John Powers

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    Yeah, Horenstein's books are a good choice as well.

    Hey, John. Howzit?
    Thank you.
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    Tim Rudman's Master Printing Course And "Way beyond monochrome". You don't need anything else...

    Jaap jan

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    Tim Rudman's Master Printing Course And "Way beyond monochrome". You don't need anything else...

    What he said.

    I have St. Ansel, I have never referenced him. I have, however, gone over the above mentioned books dozens and dozens of times... I have found them very useful for practical darkroom use, and Mr. Rudman's book is one of the most user-friendly books I've come across on the subject.
    Rachelle

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