Just got an email this morning from Ralph W. Lambrecht, one of the authors of the book Way Beyond Monochrome. He says that, "...the books are on the boat from Hong Kong to the US right now, which means the official release date of Oct, 15th will be held."
For those of you that haven't heard of this book, the previous edition was put out in 2003, and now goes for around $150 on the used market. This new version comes out in a month and can be pre-ordered RIGHT NOW for about $56 on Amazon by clicking here.
This new version covers topics from the basic to the advanced, and is geared towards the advanced amateur or professional photographer who has spent time in the darkroom developing film and creating prints. From the Table of Contents, topics include Print Control, Intro to the Zone System, Mounting and Matting, Print Spotting, Framing and Displaying, Pinhole, Unsharp Masking, and Digital Negatives, to mention just a very few. The authors have generously provided PDF previews of several sections of the book, and can be found on the online Table of Contents.
The previous version of the book was wildly successful, and this new edition has doubled the volume of content, is now hardbound, and contains over 1000 images. I can't wait to get my hands on it! I'll have a review for everyone just as soon as my copy arrives.