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On Photography

Author : Susan Sontag
ISBN : 9781429957113
Genre : Photography
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Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism. One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as "a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs." It begins with the famous "In Plato's Cave"essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching "Brief Anthology of Quotations."

Photography

Author : John Ingledew
ISBN : 1856694321
Genre : Photography
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"John Ingledew: Photography provides a basic introduction for students across the visual arts. This accessible, inspirational guide to creative photography explores the subjects and themes that have always obsessed photographers and explains technique in a clear and simple way. Embracing the whole spectrum of photography from traditional to digital, it introduces the work of the masters of the art as well as showing fresh, dynamic images created by young photographers from all over the world. An essential resource, the book also provides a valuable overview of careers in photography and a comprehensive reference section, including a glossary of technical vocabulary."--BOOK JACKET.

The Photograph

Author : Graham Clarke
ISBN : 0192842005
Genre : Photography
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Provides a history of photography through essays on its major themes and genres

Photography

Author : Jonathan Hilton
ISBN : 1562943987
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces young photographers to camera types and operations, offers ways to take good photos, avoid common errors, develop and print film, project suggestions, and display advice

A Concise History Of Photography

Author : Helmut Gernsheim
ISBN : 0486251284
Genre : Photography
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Highly acclaimed, scholarly volume examines technological advances and artistic development, with nearly 300 examples of photographic art. 285 black-and-white photos.

The Digital Photography Book

Author : Scott Kelby
ISBN : 9780133510720
Genre : Photography
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Scott Kelby, author of The Digital Photography Book, part 1, the top-selling digital photography book of all time, is back with an entirely new book that picks up right where part 1 left off. It's more of that “Ah ha–so that's how they do it,” straight-to-the-point, skip-thetechno- jargon stuff you can really use today that made part 1 so successful. This book truly has a brilliant premise, and here’s how Scott describes it: “If you and I were out on a shoot and you asked me, ‘When I use my flash, the background behind the person I’m shooting turns black. How do I fix that?’ I wouldn’t give you a lecture on flash ratios, or start a discussion on flash synchronization and rear curtain sync. I’d just say, ‘Lower your shutter speed to 1/60 of a second. That should do it.’ Well, that’s what this book is all about: you and I out shooting, where I answer questions, give you advice, and share the secrets I’ve learned just like I would with a friend–without all the technical explanations and techie photo speak.” Each page covers a single concept on how to make your photography better. Every time you turn the page, you’ll learn another pro setting, tool, or trick to transform your work from snapshots into gallery prints. If you’re tired of taking shots that look “okay,” and if you’re tired of looking in photography magazines and thinking, “Why don’t my shots look like that?” then this is the book for you. This isn’t a book of theory–full of confusing jargon and detailed concepts. This is a book on which button to push, which setting to use, and when to use it. With over 200 of the most closely guarded photographic “tricks of the trade,” this book gets you shooting dramatically better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos every time.

On Photography

Author : Walter Benjamin
ISBN : 9781780235257
Genre : Photography
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Walter Benjamin's essay 'A Short History of Photography' (1931) made bold statements about photographic pioneers such as David Octavius Hill and Nicéphore Niépce, and the social and historical context of their work. This first selection of Benjamin's writings on photography includes a new translation of this influential essay as well as a range of Benjamin's other writings, both published and unpublished, some of which are translated into English for the first time here. Esther Leslie's introduction covers Benjamin's writing on early photographic methods and aesthetics; his analysis of the commercial studio photography of the 'decadent' bourgeoisie; the use of photographs in scientific research; and other innovative photographic methods such as the 'auraless' images of Eugène Atget and the 'new visions' of August Sander and Germaine Krull. Leslie discusses Benjamin's take on the evolution of photography into a modern form, the universal fascination with the seemingly simple postcard - an interest dating back to Benjamin's own childhood - as well as the special relationship he found between Paris and the photographic method. As a notable philosopher, critic and uniquely imaginative thinker, Benjamin's essays offer a fascinating critique of early photography. With a substantial introduction, contextualizing prefaces and comprehensive glossaries, Esther Leslie guides the reader through Walter Benjamin's multifaceted engagement with the significance of photography.

The Digital Photography Book Part 5

Author : Scott Kelby
ISBN : 9780133856934
Genre : Photography
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Scott Kelby, author of the top-selling digital photography book of all time, is back with an entirely new book in his popular series that picks up right where part 4 left off. It’s more of that “Ah ha—so that’s how they do it,” straight-to-the-point, skip-the-technojargon stuff you can really use today that made part 1 so successful. In parts 1 through 4 of this series, the most popular chapter in the book has always been the last chapter: “Photo Recipes to Help You Get ‘The Shot’.” In each of those chapters, Scott shows a final image and then describes how to get that type of shot. Here, in part 5, he gives you what you’ve been waiting for: an entire book of nothing but those amazing photo recipes. But, he took it up a big notch by adding a behind-the-scenes photo for every single recipe. Now you can see exactly how it was done, so you can get that exact same look every time. In these extra pages, each spread allows you to dig in a little deeper and really unlock the power of these recipes. Scott breaks each spread into four segments: (1) he explains exactly what you’re seeing behind the scenes, (2) he lists all of his camera settings, and lens and lighting info—it’s all there, (3) he gives you his thought process, so you learn exactly why he does it this way, and (4) he shares all the post-processing in Lightroom or Photoshop that goes on after the shoot (this is something other books leave out). Plus, the whole book is packed with tips and insights you won’t find anywhere else. This isn’t a book of theory, full of confusing jargon and detailed concepts. This is a book on which button to push, which settings to use, and exactly how and when to use them. With around 100 of the most popular photographic “tricks of the trade,” the entire book is designed to get you shooting like a pro starting today. You’re gonna love it.

Photography

Author : John Freeman
ISBN : 184340270X
Genre : Photography
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No matter what type of camera you're shooting with--digital or traditional--this is the best all-around guide for learning how to photograph better and smarter. Acclaimed photographer John Freeman simply covers all the basics...and more. Become a better photographer with hundreds of tips for taking more creative and expressive photographs with APS, SLR and digital cameras. Sixteen easily understood sections, including Understanding Cameras and Film, Photographing People, Nature, The Urban Landscape and more, offer valuable insights for improving the quality of your photos and increasing your enjoyment of the art. From artificial lighting to texture and hue, from increasing depth of field and the proper use of wide angle and telephoto lenses to the special challenges of photographing babies and children, every crucial artistic aspect of photography becomes clear. See how selecting the right background and props can dramatically enhance the composition, and learn how weather and lighting conditions affect the final print. In addition, tips for shooting film outdoors, in arctic and desert conditions, and even underwater are all included, along with guidelines for buying lenses, using filters, and the secrets of developing and retouching.

Framing The Victorians

Author : Jennifer Green-Lewis
ISBN : 0801432766
Genre : Photography
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A wide-ranging exploration of the complex and often conflicting discourse on photography in the nineteenth century, Framing the Victorians traces various descriptions of photography as art, science, magic, testimony, proof, document, record, illusion, and diagnosis. Victorian photography, argues Jennifer Green-Lewis, inspired such universal fascination that even two so self-consciously opposed schools as positivist realism and metaphysical romance claimed it as their own. Photography thus became at once the symbol of the inadequacy of nineteenth-century empiricism and the proof of its totalizing vision. Green-Lewis juxtaposes textual descriptions with pictorial representations of a diverse array of cultural activities from war and law enforcement to novel writing and psychiatry. She compares, for example, the exhibition of Roger Fenton?s Crimean War photographs (1855) with W. H. Russell?s written accounts of the war published in the Times of London (1884 and 1886). Nineteenth-century photography, she maintains, must be reread in the context of Victorian written texts from and against which it developed. Green-Lewis also draws on works by Thomas Hardy, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry James, as well as published writing by Victorian photographers, in support of her view that photography provides an invaluable model for understanding the act of writing itself. We cannot talk about realism in the nineteenth century without talking about visuality, claims Green-Lewis, and Framing the Victorians explores the connections.

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