Way Beyond Monochrome is a book for advanced amateur and semi-professional photographers, who have at some time developed and printed their own images but want to improve negative and print quality. It will take the reader on a journey, which will transform ‘trial and error’ into confidence and the final print into something special.


This edition was completely revised and heavily expanded, adding 250+ pages to the original edition with new chapters on print mounting, spotting, framing, digital negatives, utilizing digital technologies for alternative processes and fabulous do-it-yourself projects. It remains the go-to definitive guide to the craft of traditional monochrome and values and is as relevant today as it was when it was first published.


The book explores the entire photographic process with more than a thousand example pictures, graphs and tables to illustrate the concepts. The Zone System and material testing are covered in detail, and the case studies show how and when to select which techniques to overcome problems on the path the the final print. The combination f technical background information and hands-on case studies creates a link between the ‘how’ and ’why ‘of traditional monochrome photography. This book provides something of interest for the practical and the more technically-minded photographer alike.