Let’s get one thing out of the way, if you don’t print your images at all, you’re missing 1/3 of the fun in photography (the first two being the act of shooting, and conceptualizing ideas).
While most people spend thousands of dollars in camera equipment, it’s ironic that the incremental improvements you get from upgrading your gear (from your current gear) is wasted when you only consume your photos on a computer screen.
Even with a 24″ monitor, a fit-to-screen image is no larger than an A4 sheet of paper, A0 at best.
The impact of a printed photo cannot be described. Getting the habit of being critical on which photo deserved to be printed will improve your photography drastically.
Starting on Black and White prints is an excellent way to familiarize yourself with printing. So watch the video on printing below to complete your photography workflow.
Joe Brady covers the type of paper to use depending on what type of photo and display options you plan to have that for the best black and white print. Well worth your time. If you’re interested in Ilford photo papers, check them out here.
The Best Black and White Books For You
Black and White Book Bundle To Upgrade Your Skills
Becoming aware of the differences between black and white and colour images, in both how they are seen and what makes a great black and white image, is the first step to capturing images that will work powerfully in monochrome.
The bundle also includes sections that look at the tools needed to turn a colour digital negative into a spectacular-looking black and white image using the software of the digital darkroom, specifically Adobe Photoshop.
In addition, the creative jump will be covered in the bundle. It walks through Toning, Split Toning, Exposure Blending, Textures, and the creation of Diptyches and Triptyches, all without losing sight of the idea that one’s work should be driven by vision.
Lightroom user? No problem, Piet Van den Eynde has an exceptional course on creating black and white photographs in Adobe Lightroom and that's covered as well!