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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782940373321
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Series: Fundamentals Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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 book 6
Introduction 7
Equipment and getting started 10
Cameras 12
Lenses 14
Lens filters 18
Camera support 22
Film 24
Film speeds 27
Digital formats 30
Digital storage 32
Aperture 34
Shutter speed 38
Exposure metering 42
Composition 46
Arranging key elements 48
Format 54
Framing and boundaries 56
Judging the moment 58
Texture, pattern and form 60
Genre 62
Documentary 64
Photo-journalism 70
Landscape 78
Portraiture 84
Fashion 94
The photograph as art 102
Lighting 108
Understanding light 110
Natural light 114
Shooting in low light and at night 116
Artificial light 120
Flash 124
Studio lighting 129
Processing and printing 130
Processing monochrome negatives 132
Paper types 138
Making a contact sheet 142
Making a test strip 146
Making a print 148
Dodging and burning 150
Digital processing 152
Colour inkjet printing 160
Digital monochrome 162
Digital monochrome printing 166
Breaking the rules 168
Assignment 170
Images and commentary 171
Conclusion 184
Glossary of terms 186
Contacts 192
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