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Master Digital Black & White Photography With a New eBook from Luminescence of Nature Press

Luminescence of Nature Press is pleased to announce the release of The Photographer’s Guide to Silver Efex Pro, the latest eBook by photographer and author Jason P. Odell, Ph.D. The Photographer’s Guide to Silver Efex Pro is a comprehensive PDF tutorial that guides photographers through the steps of digital black and white conversion using the popular plug-in software for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture. The tutorial includes 15 instructional videos narrated by Dr. Odell, each of which reinforces concepts illustrated in the pages of the eBook. The instructional videos are embedded directly in the PDF file, which means that users don’t need to worry about separate video files or media players; as long as they are using Adobe Reader 9 or later, the videos will play directly from the eBook.

Interactive Features

The Photographer’s Guide to Silver Efex Pro follows in the same tradition as Dr. Odell’s other educational eBooks and maintains his high standard of usability and interactive features. The new eBook is fully bookmarked, and contains an interactive Table of Contents and Index. Users can simply click a TOC or index entry and be taken directly to that page. Additional cross-references are hyperlinked within the Guide, as well.

Hidden Features Exposed

When asked about the new eBook, Dr. Odell was quick to point out that even seemingly straightforward software has a plethora of untapped or hidden features. “Many people have suggested that Silver Efex Pro has no image histogram,” said Dr. Odell, “in fact, there is a histogram, but it is hidden within other tools.” The Photographer’s Guide to Silver Efex Pro walks even the most inexperienced users through a straightforward workflow approach to producing black and white images worthy of gallery showings. In the last chapter of the eBook, the author puts all the tools together and shows how to create commonly used effects, like dramatic landscapes and traditional portraits. More importantly, Dr. Odell focuses on the thought process behind each image. “I want the readers to understand how I’m thinking about each image as I progress through the editing steps, so they can start thinking about which tools to employ on their own images”, said Dr. Odell.

Availability and Pricing
The Photographer’s Guide to Silver Efex Pro is available directly from Luminescence of Nature Press as a digital download for $19.95 USD.

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