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    Advanced darkroom books

    It's time for me for some amazon.com book shopping and I want to add some advanced darkroom book(s) to other items. Last time I bought Adams' trilogy, which is wonderful (although I use mainly Print part) and Anchell's The Variable Contrast Printing Manual, which is not exactly what I was looking for (too much reference, too few samples) but still good purchase.

    I am not interested in reference type of books, more in theory plus lot of samples books. After some searching I put on my wish list following:
    • Carson Graves: The Elements of Black and White Printing, Second Edition
    • Bernhard Suess: Mastering Black-and-White Photography: From Camera to Darkroom
    • Ansel Adams: Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs


    Any recommendations, warnings, suggestions of entirely different books...
    will be much appreciated

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    Tim Rudman's books are worth a read - both for information and inspiration.
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    Why beyond monochrome by Woodhouse and Lambrecht

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    John Blakemore's Black & White Photography Workshop
    Edge of Darkness-Barry Thornton
    Darkroom 1 and 2- published by Lustrum Press in the 70s but you should be able to turn up a copy on the net.
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    Our own Les McLean's "Creative Black and White Photography."


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    If I were to choose one book, I'd go with Tim Rudmans rather old "Master Printing Course", a gem with practical information which should be a perfect followup on your Adams' reading. It really inspires you to experiment.

    For alternative processes, try Jill Enfields "Photo Imaging".

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    Also Ansel Adams' :

    "The Negative" and "The Print" will both complement "The Making of 40 Photos"

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    My two favorites are Bruce Barnbaum, Art of Photography (out of print) and Tim Rudman's Master Photography book. For examples, I'd look at Larry Bartlett's Black and White: Photographic Printing Workshop.......this is a pretty amazing book if you are learning to make an expressive print. All three of these books are listed on amazon (although Bruce Barnbaum's book isn't cheap used!)

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    The ones I have are (in no particular order):

    John Blakemore's Black & White Photography Workshop
    Tim Rudman's Master Printing Course
    Les McLean's Creative Black and White Photography
    Barry Thornton's Edge of Darkness

    All I can say so far is that they all are well written and informative. I hope that soon I will find the time to practice and learn what they are teaching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naaldvoerder View Post
    Why beyond monochrome by Woodhouse and Lambrecht
    You do mean "Way beyond................" right?
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