Fundamentals of Photography / Edition 1

Fundamentals of Photography / Edition 1

by Henry Drew
     
 

Through beautiful images by the best contemporary professionals, plus detailed diagrams, this right-from-the-beginning guide introduces all the key elements of conventional and digital photography. In addition to unique insights into the working practices of creative photographers, it offers a thorough overview of equipment, from aperture to exposure metering; an… See more details below

Overview

Through beautiful images by the best contemporary professionals, plus detailed diagrams, this right-from-the-beginning guide introduces all the key elements of conventional and digital photography. In addition to unique insights into the working practices of creative photographers, it offers a thorough overview of equipment, from aperture to exposure metering; an introduction to film stock; and a look at the basics of composition, including points of interest, structure, scale, texture, shape, and pattern. Every genre receives special attention: documentary shots, landscapes, portraits, glamorous fashion images, still lifes, and "art" photographs. Find out all about lighting, processing and printing, and a range of techniques--including how to break the rules successfully. A glossary will get newcomers up to speed in crucial professional terminology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782940373321
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Series:
Fundamentals Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.94(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

How to get the most out of this book6
Introduction7
Equipment and getting started10
Cameras12
Lenses14
Lens filters18
Camera support22
Film24
Film speeds27
Digital formats30
Digital storage32
Aperture34
Shutter speed38
Exposure metering42
Composition46
Arranging key elements48
Format54
Framing and boundaries56
Judging the moment58
Texture, pattern and form60
Genre62
Documentary64
Photo-journalism70
Landscape78
Portraiture84
Fashion94
The photograph as art102
Lighting108
Understanding light110
Natural light114
Shooting in low light and at night116
Artificial light120
Flash124
Studio lighting129
Processing and printing130
Processing monochrome negatives132
Paper types138
Making a contact sheet142
Making a test strip146
Making a print148
Dodging and burning150
Digital processing152
Colour inkjet printing160
Digital monochrome162
Digital monochrome printing166
Breaking the rules168
Assignment170
Images and commentary171
Conclusion184
Glossary of terms186
Contacts192

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