Yes, indeed. For photographers who develop and print black & white, Ralph Lambrecht and Chis Woodhouse's Way Beyond Monochrome might be the most useful and inspiring book. Any of the Ansel Adams technical books on photography are also good, and give insight into one master's work. With an interest in both photography and history, I frequently refer to A World History of Photography by Naomi Rosenblum. To appreciate both style and photographic quality of black & white portraiture, try fo find an original photogravure copy, not the later lithographed copies, of Portraits of Greatness by Yousuf Karsh. His biography and autobiography are interesting, too.
Originally Posted by Valerie
Ryan, let us know your main interests, and we can help you in detail.
36cm2, great link!
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