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Basic Photography / Edition 7

Basic Photography / Edition 7


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'Basic Photography' is a longstanding international bestseller and continues to be the introductory textbook for photography courses throughout the world.

Key features:
practical assignments, so you can put into practice what you've learned
chapter summaries for easy revision
a clear and concise approach to essential photographic principles, assuming no prior knowledge
comprehensive coverage of both black and white photography, processing and printing; colour photography, digital manipulation and film processing
suitability for students of all ages and all photographic courses

This new edition now includes:
extended coverage of digital imaging techniques: from capturing images digitally, to scanning and using manipulation software and the ethics involved
updated and re-structured contents to suit the new Art (Photography) A Level
hundreds of stunning full colour photographs throughout illustrating the main points from the text inspirational images from world famous photographers including: Bill Brandt; Henri Cartier-Bresson; Edward Weston and David Hockney.

The late Michael Langford formerly taught at the Royal College of Art for many years, becoming Course Director. He was intimately involved with photography courses and examination syllabuses at all levels and as a result fully understood what a student needed. His other books for Focal Press include 'Starting Photography' 2nd edition, 'Advanced Photography' 6th edition, and 'Story of Photography' 2nd edition. 'Advanced Photography' is the companion volume to 'Basic Photography', and for students wishing to progress further, will take the aspiring photographer a step forward on the ladder to a career in photography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780240515922
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.66(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Michael Langford, renowned author, teacher, and practitioner, is a legend because of his skill that balanced art and technique. He inspired and taught thousands. As Photography Course Director at the Royal College of Art, London, UK, his key involvement with photography courses and exams set the standard worldwide.

Table of Contents

What is photography? Light: how images form; Lenses: controlling the image; Cameras using film; Using different focal length lenses, camera kits; Digital cameras; Lighting: principles and equipment; Organising the picture; Films, filters; Exposure measurement; Film processing; Black and white printing: facilities and equipment; Black and white printing: techniques; Digital image manipulation; Finishing and presenting work; Appendices. Glossary.

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