The Elements of Photography: Understanding and Creating Sophisticated Images / Edition 1

The Elements of Photography: Understanding and Creating Sophisticated Images / Edition 1

by Angela Faris Belt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240809424

ISBN-13: 9780240809427

Pub. Date: 02/01/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Photography is a complex craft. Some excel at the technical side of image-making, focusing perfectly on the subject, releasing the shutter at just the right moment and making exposures with the precise amount of light. Others are artists and storytellers, capturing a fleeting moment in time which inspires a viewer to gaze upon an image and ponder its meaning. The

Overview

Photography is a complex craft. Some excel at the technical side of image-making, focusing perfectly on the subject, releasing the shutter at just the right moment and making exposures with the precise amount of light. Others are artists and storytellers, capturing a fleeting moment in time which inspires a viewer to gaze upon an image and ponder its meaning. The best photographers are masters of both.

In this highly visual, informative book, Angela Faris Belt discusses the four crucial elements of photography that are essential for successful technical and conceptual image-making:

.the photographic frame and its borders
.quality of focus as determined by the aperture or lens
.shutter speeds and their effects in relation to time and motion
.the physical media used to create the aggregate image

Step-by-step guidance including informative screen shots, traditional darkroom and Photoshop techniques, suggested exercises, and before and after images help both film and digital photographers improve their skills, learn new techniques, and better understand their craft. More than 300 stunning, full color images and portfolios featuring the work of over 40 prestigious artists provide visual inspiration as well as a gorgeous collection of artwork for photography enthusiasts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240809427
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Framing and Borders; Using Multiple Frames; Focus, Apertures and Depth of Field; Shutter Speeds: Time and Motion; Image Surface: Tint, Tone and Texture
















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