Clive Booth is best known for his commercial and fashion work but the dramatic landscape of England's Peak District where he lives, and time spent on the beautiful Isle of Islay off the west coast of Scotland, has inspired a passion for black and white landscape photography as well. Indeed, a Paris exhibition of his Islay landscapes led to a major assignment for Ardbeg, a whisky brand owned by LVMH with a distillery on the island. Much of the work involved capturing Islay's wild mystery through atmospheric black and white landscapes.
Clive is equally passionate about printing black and white images. "My background is in graphic design and I've worked on the back of printing presses for 30 years," he explains. "I love print, and I love printing black and white landscapes. With the right subject matter and atmospheric conditions, an image can have so many levels. You can reveal so much finery in the detail, and in the highlights and shadows, with soft gradations through the tones."
Here, the Canon Ambassador shares his experience of black and white printing, and offers advice and tips for getting the best results. While Suhaib Hussain, EMEA Product Marketing Manager at Canon Europe, explains the technical details that enable Canon's professional photo printers to produce the highest quality prints.