Location Photography: Essential Skills

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Covers all the fundamental skills required for location photography when using Digital, 35mm SLR and medium format cameras working with both existing light sources and introduced light.

Through a series of practical exercises the student photographer is shown the importance of image design, communication of content and the essential techniques required for competent and consistent images capture and creation. The basic essentials, from ...

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Overview

Covers all the fundamental skills required for location photography when using Digital, 35mm SLR and medium format cameras working with both existing light sources and introduced light.

Through a series of practical exercises the student photographer is shown the importance of image design, communication of content and the essential techniques required for competent and consistent images capture and creation. The basic essentials, from exposure, to framing the image and how to work with light and contrast are explained in detail. New in this edition are chapters covering 'Sensitivity and Image Capture' and 'Filters'.

Assignments are provided for genres such as landscape, environmental portraiture and the photographic essay. Illustrated throughout with student and author work, including a new 8-page colour plate section, Location Photography is an inspirational guide as well as a structured learning tool for mastering the essential techniques.

Mark Galer lectures in photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia - the leading photography course in the southern hemisphere. He is also co-writer and teacher on their new online photography courses. He has lectured in photography both in the UK and Australia and has worked commercially as a freelance photographer on corporate and editorial. He is also author of 'Photography Foundations for Art and Design', and co-author of 'Digital Imaging: Essential Skills' and 'Photographic Lighting: Essential Skills' also published by Focal Press. Email: mark.galer@rmit.edu.au

Audience: Photography students on the following courses: A'level, FE (eg. City & Guilds), 1st year undergraduate and online/distance learning programmes.

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Teaches essential skills for photographers using 35mm SLR and medium format cameras working with both ambient and introduced light. Exercises demonstrate techniques and design elements required to be able to communicate clearly. Basic essentials are described, from exposure to framing the image and working with light and contrast. Assignments are provided for genres such as landscape, environmental portraiture, photographic essay, and advertising. Includes b&w student and author work, and a glossary. Lacks a subject index. The author teaches photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240516691
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Series: Photography Essential Skills
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 182
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Galer is the Program Director and Senior lecturer at RMIT University in the School of Media and Communication, Australia. He is also co-writer of their popular online photography courses. He has lectured in photography in the UK and Australia and has worked commercially as a freelance photographer on corporate and editorial assignments. He has written numerous top-selling photography books, including Photography Foundations for Art & Design, the Popular Photoshop Elements; Maximum Performance and Photoshop; Essential Skills series. He is an Official Adobe Ambassador for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
• Exposure
• Sensitivity and Image Capture
• Framing the Subject
• Creative Camera Control
• Light
• Filters
• Lighting on Location
• The Zone System
• Landscape
• Environmental Portraits
• The Photographic Essay
• Glossary

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