101 Quick and Easy Ideas Taken from the Master Photographers of the Twentieth Century [NOOK Book]

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If you've ever found yourself looking at a photograph in a museum or gallery and thinking, "I can do that,"this is the book for you. 101 QUICK AND EASY IDEAS TAKEN FROM THE MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY shows you how to recognize and use the techniques of some of the great photographers of the last century. Each chapter of the book focuses on one photographer, and includes a brief biography that highlights what life experiences influenced his or her work, as well as descriptions of one or several ...

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Overview

If you've ever found yourself looking at a photograph in a museum or gallery and thinking, "I can do that,"this is the book for you. 101 QUICK AND EASY IDEAS TAKEN FROM THE MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY shows you how to recognize and use the techniques of some of the great photographers of the last century. Each chapter of the book focuses on one photographer, and includes a brief biography that highlights what life experiences influenced his or her work, as well as descriptions of one or several iconic images they photographed that include the key photographic elements that apply to that work - light, shadow, narrative, and symbolism. Along with the descriptions are recreations of the images that use similar subject matter and settings, as well as the steps to help you compose and manipulate your own version of the image. As you work through the book you'll find that the same concepts and themes were used by many of the photographers, but the meanings change as their work is shaped as the events, technology, and environment changed throughout the twentieth century. Arranged alphabetically, 101 QUICK AND EASY IDEAS TAKEN FROM THE MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, features photographers you'll easily recognize and some that are new to you, such as Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lang, Robert Mapplethorpe, Berenice Abbott, Heri Cartier-Bresson, and many more. By learning about and trying the common photography concepts and techniques used by famous photographers you'll enhance your photographic skill set and hopefully find inspiration and ideas for your own work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435455870
  • Publisher: Course Technology PTR
  • Publication date: 1/12/2009
  • Sold by: CENGAGE LEARNING
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Matthew Bamberg

Matthew Bamberg began his career in the arts as a graduate student at San Francisco State University in 1992. He completed his Master's in Creative Arts in 1997. His catalog of photographs consists of thousands of images from his travels in Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Argentina, Uruguay, Canada, Morocco, Russia, the Baltic states and countries throughout Europe. In 1999, Bamberg began photographing mid-century architecture and signage. His prints began selling locally and, later, all over Southern California. In 2005, Bamberg's book Digital Art Photography for Dummies was published. In 2008 Bamberg authored many books for Thomson Learning. His book The 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in San Francisco, published in 2008, is still popular today. In 2009, his three books from the series 101 Quick and Easy Photography Secrets were published. In 2010, Bamberg authored New Image Frontiers—Defining the Future of Photography. In 2011, he authored Beginning HDR Photography and Photography Applications for Cloud Computing.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Berenice Abbott. Ansel Adams. Robert Adams. Eugene Atget. Bill Brandt. Brassai. Harry Callahan. Alvin Langdon Coburn. Imogen Cunningham. Robert Doiseneau. William Eggleston. Walker Evans. Lee Friedlander. John Gutmann. Lewis Hine. Andre Kertesz. William Klein. Dorothea Lang. Clarence John Laughlin. Helen Levitt. Robert Mapplethorpe. Ralph Eugene Meatyard. Lisette Model. Tina Modotti. Arnold Newman. Paul Outerbridge. Gordon Parks. Irving Penn. Alexander Rodchenko. Cindy Sherman. Aaron Siskind. Steven Shore. Frederick Sommer. Alfred Stieglitz. Paul Strand. Garry Winogrand.

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  • Posted September 28, 2010

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    So that's how they did it!

    Matthew Bamberg is the photographers' friend - whether that photographer is a professional or an absolute amateur or in the 'gray area' somewhere in between. This book is not only a fascinating series of mini-biographies of the greats in photography, it is also a workable guide on how to recognize what it is about a famous photographer's work that makes it unique AND how to go from there to making your own images incorporate some of these ideas.

    Each of the 37 chapters in this book (well illustrated with images you will recognize and some you can work from) is dedicated to one photographer: Ansel Adams, Eugène Atget, Brassaï (pseudonym of Gyula Halász), Imogen Cunningham, William Klein, André Kertész, Dorothea Lange, Paul Strand, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston and more. Bamberg opens each chapter with a summary of the artist's life and defines what made that artist great. He then focuses on an aspect of that greatness, explains how it can be achieved with our own camera, and follows this with a fine example. It is teaching of the first rank.

    Critics will say the book is too simplified, to lacking in backup data or depth. But that is not the audience Bamberg addresses. Matthew Bamberg shares with the public how aspects of art can come from each of us. And therein lies the beauty of his many books from the 'Quick and Easy' series!

    Grady Harp

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