New book by Greg Monroe:
Nostalgic Photography of the Colorado Narrow Gauge

Did you ever wish your photos of steam railroads could look like vintage photos of 50 or more years ago? Photos without modern elements spoiling the nostalgic look of these vintage trains? This book presents the easy-to-use techniques I have developed to create vintage looking photos in my over 35 years of photographing Colorado’s narrow gauge steam railroads (Cumbres & Toltec Scenic, Durango & Silverton, Georgetown Loop, Cripple Creek & Victor, and Colorado RR Museum). Use virtually any camera - digital, film, cell phone, even cheap plastic cameras; plus simple computer techniques to further enhance a vintage look. 218 pages with over 240 sepia and color photos.


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Crafting Dramatic Black & White Photos
What qualifies a photo as “dramatic?” Basically, it is the camera’s capture of that one brief instant that has great impact on the viewer, making him or her pause and stare at the photo and say, even if subconsciously, “NICE!” or “WOW!” “Crafting Dramatic Black & White Photos” shows you how to capture photos that create these reactions from viewers, with virtually any digital or film camera (including cell phone and small point & shoot cameras). Topics covered include where to find dramatic subjects; the use of dramatic light; dramatic weather; the creative use of composition; lens selection and use; infrared; going to extremes; how to step back in time with your camera; the use of the computer and darkroom to help “craft” a dramatic look; and more, all based on Greg's 40+ years in photography. 273 photos in 244 pages and 11 chapters.


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