Photography Foundations for Art and Design: The creative photography handbook [NOOK Book]

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Photography: Foundations for Art and Design is the perfect introductory guide for those of you learning the basics of photography. Offering a clear and well-illustrated structured approach to the tools and techniques, it will also guide you through the important aspects of photography as a means of self-expression and communication.

The main focus is setting a comprehensive list of objectives and resources for clarity at the outset. A series ...
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Photography Foundations for Art and Design: The creative photography handbook

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Overview

Photography: Foundations for Art and Design is the perfect introductory guide for those of you learning the basics of photography. Offering a clear and well-illustrated structured approach to the tools and techniques, it will also guide you through the important aspects of photography as a means of self-expression and communication.

The main focus is setting a comprehensive list of objectives and resources for clarity at the outset. A series of sequential study exercises intended as independent learning resources are provided and each exercise will help you to build design skills, teach you how to properly research, and execute work in a systematic manner.

This new edition includes more digital information and also an entire new chapter on Still Life.

Support materials are provided on the companion website: books.elsevier.com/companions/9780240520506/

* This unique book covers both digital and film photography
* This edition now in full color to focus on more eye catching photographs!
* New layout for easier reading and clearer comprehension
* All new images to teach and inspire
* Additional chapter on Still Life Photography

Audience: Students and lecturers on GCSE, GNVQ, A Level or BTEC Photography, Art and Design or Media courses. Photography and digital imaging amateurs.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Anyone starting to take an interest in this field will find this book an invaluable reference. The author's easy way of imparting his knowledge and enthusiasm for photography comes through from beginning to end. Each section of the book is fully illustrated in colour. Many of the images which are used to illustrate a point are by world renowned photographers. This the fourth edition has been brought right up to date, and now includes all the latest innovations and techniques of the digital photographic world."
Sid Pearce FRPS EFIAP

Reviews of previous editions:

"This is another great book for all of those who are starting to learn the tools and techniques of photography. It is written in a clear, and well-illustrated set of exercises, that will help you build all of your photo skills, and make quality images. Both teachers and students will love all of the information they will find in this book, and will use it as a constant reference source." - www.apogeephoto.com

'An excellent book, perfectly pitched for students at this level. I wish we could afford to buy more copies!' (Teacher, GNVQ Art & Design)

'Full of interesting ideas and assignments which will keep a photographer busy for a long time to come. If any student of photography, formal or informal and of any age, only ever buys one book on photography, this should be the one.' The Photographic Journal

'This type of book is few and far between' (Teacher of GCSE/C&G Photography, Pre Degree and GNVQ)
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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; Foundations module: The Frame; Light; Time; Advanced Guides: Self Image; Distortion; Photomontage; Landscape; Portraiture; Photo-story; Still Life; Visual Literacy; Technical Guides: Image Capture; Image Editing; Printing; Screen Presentations; Resources; Glossary
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