Basic Photographic Materials and Processes

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Overview

Students and seasoned photographers have relied on Basic Photographic Materials and Processes for its comprehensive explanation of the photographic process, giving them the technical base they need to achieve the effects they want. Heavily illustrated and enhanced with study questions, this book has served as an excellent resource both in and out of the classroom.

Basic Photographic Materials and Processes, Second Edition continues to present the fundamental principles of the craft and science of photography in a clear, practical manner. To bring this classic text completely up-to-date, in-depth information on digital imaging has been added, including the scanning, storage and printing of digital images, as well as conversion from analog to digital.

Students and seasoned photographers have relied on Basic Photographic Materials and Processes for its comprehensive explanation of the photographic process, giving them the technical base they need to achieve the effects they want. Heavily illustrated and enhanced with study questions, this book has served as an excellent resource both in and out of the classroom.

Basic Photographic Materials and Processes, Second Edition continues to present the fundamental principles of the craft and science of photography in a clear, practical manner. To bring this classic text completely up-to-date, in-depth information on digital imaging has been added, including the scanning, storage and printing of digital images, as well as conversion from analog to digital

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This textbook introduces the fundamental principles of the craft and science of photography, such as optics, light, photometry, sensitometry, chemistry, and perception. The second edition adds a chapter on digital photography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240800264
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/13/1990
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.47 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Zakia is a 1956 graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Some of his classmates at the time were Carl Chiarenza, Peter Bunnell, Bruce Davidson, Ken Josephson, Pete Turner and Jerry Uelsmann. Minor White was a member of the faculty and Beaumont Newhall was Adjunct. It was a great and enriching mix. After graduation he was employed as a photographic engineer in the Color Technology Division of Eastman Kodak. During the Sputnik era he decided teaching was his vocation and accepted a position with RIT where he served for 34 years. For a time he was Director of Instructional Research and Development and Chair of the Fine Art Photography Department and graduate program in Imaging Arts. He is a recipient of the Eisenhart Outstanding Teaching Award. Zakia has authored and co-authored thirteen books on photography and perception. He is also the co-editor with Dr. Leslie Stroebel of the third edition (1993) of The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography and a contributor to the fourth edition (2007). His most recent book is Teaching Photography with Dr. Glen Rand.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Light and Photometry 1
2 Camera and Printing Exposure 31
3 Variability and Quality Control in Photography 71
4 Photographic Sensitometry 85
5 Photographic Optics 133
6 Chemistry for Photographers 177
7 Photographic Emulsions, Films, and Papers 187
8 Black-and-White Photographic Development 213
9 Post-Developmental and Archival Considerations 225
10 Tone Reproduction 235
11 Micro-Image Evaluation 257
12 Visual Perception 279
13 Filters 301
14 Color 319
15 Color Reproduction 335
16 Digital Photography 357
App. A Conversion Units and Scales
App. B Exposures, Depth of Field, Zone System, and Film Speed Information
App. C Calculations and Basic Logarithms
Bibliography
Index
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