Photography: The Concise Guide / Edition 1

Photography: The Concise Guide / Edition 1

by Bruce Warren
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1401887457

ISBN-13: 9781401887452

Pub. Date: 08/06/2002

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Turn your enthusiasm into striking photographs! The perfect companion while in the field or in the lab, PHOTOGRAPHY: THE CONCISE GUIDE provides a straightforward, comprehensive introduction to photography for the film and digital photographer. From "seeing" and composing the shot to applying special techniques, developing the film and working in Photoshop, this

Overview

Turn your enthusiasm into striking photographs! The perfect companion while in the field or in the lab, PHOTOGRAPHY: THE CONCISE GUIDE provides a straightforward, comprehensive introduction to photography for the film and digital photographer. From "seeing" and composing the shot to applying special techniques, developing the film and working in Photoshop, this information-packed book covers everything you need to know to become a successful black-and-white and/or color photographer. Fully revised and updated to cover all new camera formats, including the latest digital technology, this book is all you need to get started. Step-by-step photo sequences and concise discussions show you how to execute photography processes and special techniques using actual equipment and materials. A full chapter on troubleshooting provides help when you need it. Numerous high-quality, full-color and duotone reproductions of works by well-known photographers such as Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, and Diane Arbus offer inspiration and guidance. The history of photography chapter addresses technical, functional, and aesthetic issues, from the first photographs to the evolution of modern film processes and today's social landscape.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401887452
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/06/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceviii
Chapter 1Getting Started2
Equipment and Materials3
A Procedure for Taking Photographs4
Chapter 2Film and Exposure10
Light-Sensitive Materials11
Black-and-White Films12
Special Films14
Color Films15
Film Formats and Packaging16
Film Selection17
Film Care and Handling18
Film Exposure20
Light Meters24
Operation of Reflected-Light Meters30
Chapter 3Camera and Lens38
The Camera39
The Lens48
Equipment Purchase and Care56
Chapter 4Developing Film60
Developing Black-and-White Film61
Commercial Labs for Film Processing72
Effect of Development on the Negative72
Chapter 5Printing Photographs78
Black-and-White Printing Papers79
Printing Equipment and Facilities82
Black-and-White Chemistry85
Black-and-White Print Processing98
Commercial Print Processing Labs101
Print Finishing102
Print Presentation103
Chapter 6Troubleshooting106
Troubleshooting Charts107
Testing Procedures120
Chapter 7Light and Subject122
Qualities of Light124
Working with Light130
Controlled Artificial Lighting Techniques136
Lighting with Small On-Camera Electronic Flash Units144
Chapter 8Seeing Better Photographs148
Nature of the Photographic Medium150
Composition and Visual Selection154
Better Photographic Seeing170
Chapter 9History of Photography172
Technical History of Photography173
Functional History of Photography181
Aesthetic History of Photography189
Chapter 10Special Techniques196
Special Shooting Techniques197
Special Darkroom Techniques208
Chapter 11Digital Photography212
What You Need to Get Started213
Digital Image Production214
Electronic Distribution of Digital Images226
Ethics and the Law in Digital Imaging228
Glossary230
Bibliography237
Index239

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