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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.

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Aimed at students, professionals, and hobbyists, this richly- illustrated guide describes basic and intermediate materials, techniques, and concepts used in black-and-white and color photography. Topics include, for example, working with light, film selection, printing photographs, composition of visual elements, the history of photography, and digital image editing. Warren taught photography at the college level for over 25 years. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401887452
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/6/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.58 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Warren taught photography at the college-level for more than 25 years. His participation in the Fulbright Teacher Exchange program took him to the London College of Printing in England. Warren earned a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Ohio University and his work has been exhibited at galleries throughout the U.S.

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Table of Contents

Preface viii
Chapter 1 Getting Started 2
Equipment and Materials 3
A Procedure for Taking Photographs 4
Chapter 2 Film and Exposure 10
Light-Sensitive Materials 11
Black-and-White Films 12
Special Films 14
Color Films 15
Film Formats and Packaging 16
Film Selection 17
Film Care and Handling 18
Film Exposure 20
Light Meters 24
Operation of Reflected-Light Meters 30
Chapter 3 Camera and Lens 38
The Camera 39
The Lens 48
Equipment Purchase and Care 56
Chapter 4 Developing Film 60
Developing Black-and-White Film 61
Commercial Labs for Film Processing 72
Effect of Development on the Negative 72
Chapter 5 Printing Photographs 78
Black-and-White Printing Papers 79
Printing Equipment and Facilities 82
Black-and-White Chemistry 85
Black-and-White Print Processing 98
Commercial Print Processing Labs 101
Print Finishing 102
Print Presentation 103
Chapter 6 Troubleshooting 106
Troubleshooting Charts 107
Testing Procedures 120
Chapter 7 Light and Subject 122
Qualities of Light 124
Working with Light 130
Controlled Artificial Lighting Techniques 136
Lighting with Small On-Camera Electronic Flash Units 144
Chapter 8 Seeing Better Photographs 148
Nature of the Photographic Medium 150
Composition and Visual Selection 154
Better Photographic Seeing 170
Chapter 9 History of Photography 172
Technical History of Photography 173
Functional History of Photography 181
Aesthetic History of Photography 189
Chapter 10 Special Techniques 196
Special Shooting Techniques 197
Special Darkroom Techniques 208
Chapter 11 Digital Photography 212
What You Need to Get Started 213
Digital Image Production 214
Electronic Distribution of Digital Images 226
Ethics and the Law in Digital Imaging 228
Glossary 230
Bibliography 237
Index 239
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