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A classic, bestselling photographer's manual is issued for the first time in paperback, revised and updated. More than 600 separate entries illustrated with 1,250 photographs, diagrams, and charts cover the entire range of subject matter, from choosing a camera to storing finished prints.

A packed volume of all information needed about cameras, films, processing. WIth 600 separate entries, illustrated with over 1250 photographs, diagrams, drawings, charts and tables

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679742043
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1992
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.57 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

How the camera works 10
Direct vision 12
35 mm single lens reflex 14
System cameras 16
Pocket and subminiatures 17
Roll-film single lens reflex 18
Twin lens reflex 19
View 20
Instant picture 22
Digital 24
Equipment selection 26
Basic principles 28
Varieties and functions 30
Exposure meters 32
Lighting 34
Accessories 36
Black and white film
Basic principles 38
Film types 40
Formats 45
Black and white processing
Materials 46
Procedures 48
Special techniques 50
Black and white printing
Basic principles 51
Enlargements 54
Darkroom lay-out 62
Color film
Basic principles 64
Film types 68
Color processing
Negatives 69
Darkroom 70
Color printing
Subtractive process 71
Additive process 72
Negatives and transparencies 73
Working with light
Shooting into the light 74
The sun through the day 78
Night photography 80
Available light 82
Controlling light direction 84
Controlling light quality 85
One lamp 86
Two lamps 87
Multiple lighting 88
Lighting for portraits 90
Lighting interiors 92
Special lighting techniques 94
Flash techniques 96
Special flash techniques 100
Special problems 102
Using lenses
Lens types 104
Close-up 106
Photomicrography 110
The ultra wide-angle lens 114
The wide-angle lens 116
The normal lens 118
The long lens 120
The extra long lens 122
The zoom lens 124
The shift lens 126
Special effects 127
Lens attachments 128
Focusing techniques 130
Working with black and white
Determining exposure 132
Obtaining high contrast 134
Obtaining low contrast 136
High key effects 138
Low key effects 140
Using the weather 142
Filters 144
Working with color
Basic principles 145
Color theory 146
Harmonies 148
Contrasts 149
Strong color 150
Muted color 152
Modifying color 154
Filter effects 156
Controlling movement
Fundamentals 161
Shutter speed selection 162
Moving the camera 164
Sport photography 166
Recording action 170
Using strobe lights 172
Light trail techniques 173
Fundamentals 174
Viewpoint 176
Shape and form 178
Perspective 180
Pattern and texture 182
Relationships of distance 184
Framing 186
Still life 187
Landscape 188
Architecture 190
Cities and towns 192
Photographing people
In the studio 194
Conveying personality 196
Formal portraits 198
Close-up 200
Using viewpoint 201
Babies and children 202
Candid portraits 204
Super-imposing portraits 205
Group portraits 206
Self portraits 209
On vacation 210
Special occasions 211
Studio techniques
Studio lay-out 212
Lighting 214
Lighting for reflections 216
Creating backgrounds 218
Using the view camera 220
Photographing food 222
Creating illusions 224
Fashion photography 226
Make-up procedure 228
Special make-up 230
Nudes 231
Projected images 234
Artificial effects 236
Simulating backgrounds 238
Special darkroom techniques
Variations in film processing 240
Negative after-treatment 242
Special films 243
Sandwiching negatives 244
Solarizing prints and films 248
Controlling contrast 250
Optical effects 251
Using the baseboard 252
Vignetting 254
Adding texture 255
Multiple images 256
Variations in paper processing 260
Toning prints 262
Coating processes 263
Photograms 264
Printing with chemicals 266
Negative retouching 267
Print retouching 268
Montage 270
Surrealistic montage 272
Coloring black and white prints 274
Copying 276
Modifying color 278
Special projects
Wildlife 280
Underwater 285
Remote operation 289
Aerial photography 290
Panoramas 292
Night sky 294
3D and stereo photography 299
Scale models 302
Instructional sequences 303
Slide and tape presentation 304
Flick book 306
Using contact sheets 307
Storage and display
Filing and mounting 308
Framing 310
Viewing transparencies 312
Fault analysis
Camera and operator errors 314
Film processing errors 315
Print processing errors 316
Working in photography
Education and training 317
Professional practice 318
The law 320
Glossary 321
Index 346
Acknowledgments 352
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  • Posted September 6, 2009

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    The book every photographer should have!

    The book itself covers all topics in photography technique. From the basics to the porfessional level this book is like having an encylopedia, but in a standard size paper back. The infomation in its pages on photography technique can be put to great use for digital or film photographers. The vast amount of knowledge in the book itself makes it a great value for the money, since it has information that could be in 3 books. The book every photographer should have!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2004

    great book for beginners

    This book is great for all info that is photographic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2001

    Great Beginner and Amateur Photography Book

    This book has helped explain almost all of the concepts of photography. The book is detailed in its descriptions of basic camera working as well as the descriptions of proper photographic settings to use. The only negative I have found with this book is the lack of basic principles for common shooting situations, Shooting inside in low light, flash usage, common mistakes and other basic skills a new photographer needs. However the book provides more advanced information on things such as photo studio lighting and advanced lighting techniques. Overall, a great book for the advanced beginner.

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