A happy new year to all my readers!
Well, 2017 is here and I'm happy to announce a little series of blog posts I shall be making over the coming weeks on tone in black and white photography.
I shall be writing these posts with a view to offering a primer on tone, something for the beginner, for sure, but hopefully of interest to the more experienced photographer too. As well as making some essential definitions, I shall be considering ways in which tone is of crucial importance in black and white photography, looking at ways it can be manipulated, and examining typical contrast 'recipes'. I will end with a series of exercises, a little tonal work out if you like, aimed at giving anyone who follows them a deeper appreciation of tonal values.
A rough schedule is as follows:
Post 1 (today): Introducing tone
Post 2: A sliding scale of grey
Post 3: Contrast & dodging and burning
Post 4: Recipes of tone
Post 5: Games to play (the exercises)
Please, as ever, your feedback and comments on the posts are welcome. As hinted at above, you'll find the first post immediately following this one.