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    Books for the Fine Printer

    I am constantly trying to better my darkroom skills and be able to create fine prints. I am not there yet but I work hard.
    Since my photographic education lies solely on books, I would like to hear suggestions on further reading I could do.
    So far I have:
    - Camera, Negative, Print by Ansel Adams
    - Beyond Monochrome by [font=verdana,arial,helvetica][size=-1]Tony Worobiec, Ray Spence[/size][/font]
    - Way Beyond Monochrome by [font=verdana,arial,helvetica][size=-1]Ralph W. Lambrecht, Chris Woodhouse[/size][/font]
    - The Master Photographer's Toning Book By Tim Rudman
    - The Lith Master Photographer's Printing Course by Tim Rudman
    - Edge of Darkness by [font=verdana,arial,helvetica][size=-1]Barry Thornton[/size][/font]
    - Fotografia by Platon Rivellis

    I work with 35mm and medium format cameras and only in black&white.
    Feel free to plug your own book if you like.
    Since I can't walk down to any bookstores and flip through the books, I would appreciate some description so I can order it online.

    Thanks guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by arigram
    I am constantly trying to better my darkroom skills and be able to create fine prints. I am not there yet but I work hard.
    Since my photographic education lies solely on books, I would like to hear suggestions on further reading I could do.

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    I work with 35mm and medium format cameras and only in black&white.
    Feel free to plug your own book if you like.
    Since I can't walk down to any bookstores and flip through the books, I would appreciate some description so I can order it online.

    Thanks guys
    Aristotelis, it's funny - I was just looking today at amazon, checking out "The Film Developing Cookbook" by Anchell and Troop. I feel I need to improve on the technique and recipes - i.e. which developers with which fixers, wheter to use acid stop bath or not, whether to dilute more or agitate less, etc...

    I can't provide any suggestions, apart from those books you already mentioned, but I'll be following the advice posted - closely

    Denis

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    Ok, maybe I should add that also have "The Darkroom Cookbook" by those guys, but I haven't really done much with it apart from getting a bit of information on what the chemicals do.
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    I recently bought Les Mclean's book, 'Creative Black and White Photography' and find it full of great information, and very clearly written.

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    Let's not forget: Barry Thornton's "Elements" and "Edge of Darkness" Very recommendable.
    Digital is best taken with a grain of silver.

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    Try some of these

    creative elements-eddie ephraums
    the book on pyro- gordon hutchings
    the permanence and care of color photographs -wilhelm and brower
    post exposure -ctein
    gradient light- eddie ephraums
    The Fred Picker Newsletters- three binders

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    I'll second Les Mclean's book, 'Creative Black and White Photography'.

    Mike

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    I got Barnbaum's book, Art of Photography, for my Birthday. The information is very good and I recommend it for that. Unfortunately it has no illustrations so that is it's down side if you are a visual learner. Here is the link. It has a section on printing but considers the process from previsualization to final print as one wholistic process.

    http://www.barnbaum.com/artofphotography.html
    Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy. Pope Paul VI

    So, I think the "greats" were true to their visions, once their visions no longer sucked. Ralph Barker 12/2004

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    creative exposures & gradient light, both by Eddie Ephraums

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    You left out Rudman's Master printing book. I forget the exact name. Seems hard to find at times.

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