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The Art Of Photography

Author : Bruce Barnbaum
ISBN : 9781457111938
Genre : Photography
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This is a newly revised edition of the classic book The Art of Photography (first published in 1994), which has often been described as the most readable, understandable, and comprehensive textbook on photography. In his accessible style, Barnbaum presents how-to techniques for both traditional and digital approaches. Yet he goes well beyond the technical as he delves deeply into the philosophical, expressive, and creative aspects of photography. This book is geared toward every level of photographer who seeks to make a personal statement through their chosen medium. Bruce Barnbaum is recognized as one of the world’s finest photographers as well as an elite instructor. This newest incarnation of his book, which has evolved over the past 35 years, will prove to be an invaluable photographic reference for years to come. This is truly the resource of choice for the thinking photographer. Filled with over 100 beautiful photographs, as well as numerous charts, graphs, and tables.

The Art Of Photography

Author : Bruce Barnbaum
ISBN : 1933952687
Genre : Photography
File Size : 54. 76 MB
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Creative, expressive, artistic photography has been the centerpiece from the beginning, and it remains the centerpiece in the new book. It will be a complete book in its technical information and clear explanations, but it all focuses on putting the technical aspects to use for personally expressive purposes. The illustrations include some of Bruce's best known imagery, as well as many new images never previously published or displayed. --from publisher description

Four Arts Of Photography

Author : Dominic Lopes
ISBN : 9781119053170
Genre : Philosophy
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Four Arts of Photography explores the history of photography through the lens of philosophy and proposes a new scholarly understanding of the art form for the 21st century. Re-examines the history of art photography through four major photographic movements and with case studies of representative images Employs a top-down, theory to case approach, as well as a bottom-up, case to theory approach Advances a new theory regarding the nature of photography that is grounded in technology but doesn’t place it in opposition to painting Includes commentaries by two leading philosophers of photography, Diarmuid Costello and Cynthia A. Freeland

Photography And Philosophy

Author : Scott Walden
ISBN : 9781444335088
Genre : Photography
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PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHILOSOPHY ESSAYS ON THE PENCIL OF NATURE "Many of the essays are well written and indeed groundbreaking...Given its overall depth, the anthology is worth reading by any critic, curator or student of the arts."-Prefix Photo "How does anyone accept or deny 'reality' in photographic excursions? This is the central issue in this extraordinary compilation of 13 essays by contemporary philosophers who argue back and forth (in editor Walden's clever arrangement) so that readers must engage their own minds within the constantly conflicting (theoretical and personal) propositions/explanations. This is a rich, provocative, intelligent, challenging, and important compilation. Highly recommended."-Choice "Required reading for anyone interested in analytic philosophy of photography, Scott Walden's collection includes essays by most of the major writers in this area. The combination of classic pieces with newly commissioned work makes this both a useful reference book and a stimulating contribution to ongoing debates about photographic representation.-Nigel Warburton, The Open University Seeing is believing or is it? In an era of digital-imaging technology, can photographs still be considered truthful or realistic? Photography and Philosophy takes an up-to-date look at the issues of photographic truth, objectivity, and realism. It tests the limits on what can ethically be done with a camera and examines the fundamental differences between photographic and non-photographic artwork. Unlike the numerous texts devoted to the subject of Film Theory, this collection contains essays specifically about the art form of Still Photography and the broader theoretical questions it raises. Written by contemporary philosophers in a thorough and engaging manner, it is an excellent resource for students studying aesthetics or fine arts and photography.

Towards A Philosophy Of Photography

Author : Vilém Flusser
ISBN : 9781780232447
Genre : Photography
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Media philosopher Vilém Flusser proposed a revolutionary new way of thinking about photography. An analysis of the medium in terms of aesthetics, science and politics provided him with new ways of understanding both the cultural crises of the past and the new social forms nascent within them. Flusser showed how the transformation of textual into visual culture (from the linearity of history into the two-dimensionality of magic) and of industrial into post-industrial society (from work into leisure) went hand in hand, and how photography allows us to read and interpret these changes with particular clarity.

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ISBN : UOM:39015009863682
Genre : Photography, Artistic
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Digital Art Photography For Dummies

Author : Matthew Bamberg
ISBN : 0471783633
Genre : Computers
File Size : 78. 98 MB
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So you’ve made the jump to digital photography and you’re having a ball with your new camera, right? Now, you’re wondering just what it would take to make your photos a little more than just snapshots. Well, Digital Art Photography For Dummies is a great place to find out! You’ll not only discover great new ideas, you’ll see the effects in full color. This book will help you Get fabulous, well-exposed photos, no matter what your shooting conditions may be Tweak, edit, and enhance your images to create something a lot better than what you started with, or maybe something entirely new Produce gallery-worthy art prints that people are willing to pay for Find out if it’s time to upgrade your computer to handle graphics work Sound like fun? This plain-English guide makes it easy, too! You’ll find out just what makes a picture artistic, how to plan and set up a good photo shoot, what kinds of tools are available in Photoshop to help you enhance or even completely revamp an image, and how to be sure that what comes out of your printer meets all your expectations. Best of all, this book is jam-packed with full-color images that show you just what you can produce. You’ll find out how to Select the right digital equipment Shoot in color, black-and-white, and at night Choose subject matter that fits your style Understand and use your camera’s settings to get the best shots Photograph landscapes, people, action, and just about anything else Create special effects in Photoshop Improve the quality of your photos or turn them into true works of art Mat and frame your work for maximum effect If you’re comfortable with your digital camera but want to find out more about creating cool effects in Photoshop, you can jump directly to Part III and discover tips and techniques that turn ordinary pictures into extraordinary art. Or maybe you’ve been trying to get better nighttime photos. Part II is all about setting up your equipment and getting the perfect shot. Like all For Dummies books, Digital Art Photography For Dummies is designed so you can go directly to the part that most interests you. Whether you’ve been thinking of selling your work or you just want to create a knock-their-socks-off family gallery that your relatives can view online, this book shows you how to take your photography hobby to the next level. Even if you just want to look at the pictures for inspiration, you can’t go wrong!

Fine Art Photography

Author : Tony Sweet
ISBN : 0811733491
Genre : Photography
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In stunning color, master photographer Tony Sweet shows how to create beautiful photographs of water in all its forms.

The Digital Zone System

Author : Robert Fisher
ISBN : 9781457179136
Genre : Photography
File Size : 79. 38 MB
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There is an ongoing debate among photographers whether digital photography processes will ever be able to reach the pinnacle of image quality and tonality achieved by Ansel Adams decades ago. The Digital Zone System (DZS) is an innovative methodology for editing digital images that mimics the Zone System created by Adams. With this book, author Robert Fisher presents a practical guide for editing digital images with a level of control previously unattainable without significant manual work. He walks the reader through the background of Adam's original Zone System and points out similarities to current digital processes including Expose to the Right (ETTR) and high dynamic range imaging (HDRI). Learn to use luminance masks to separate an image into "one-stop" zones of brightness, similar to the zones in Adams's Zone System, that can be worked on individually or in groups. This makes the DZS a powerful tool for converting color images to black and white. You will also gain tremendous control over how color is adjusted in your images by learning to isolate and adjust color in specific targeted areas. These DZS processes are quicker and simpler than the tedious work of using global adjustments and painting in layer masks to isolate the effects of an adjustment layer. In this book, you will learn how to use the Digital Zone System for editing color images, converting images to black and white, and tone mapping HDR images. Also included are brief discussions of color management, setting up Photoshop, printing, and exposure for digital images. The book is richly illustrated with step-by-step screenshots and stunning example images that show the benefits of the Digital Zone System over commonly used digital editing methods. Once mastered, the DZS will allow you to produce a higher level of quality in your images, at a faster pace and with greater ease than ever before.

Teaching Photography

Author : Philip Perkis
ISBN : 0975965115
Genre : Photography
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After four decades and countless lectures, assignments, and critiques, Professor Philip Perkis, has compiled his thoughts on photography education in this unassuming volume. In Perkis words: "Teaching photography, unlike teaching French or driving, provides no sure, measurable result. (How much have I helped a person be more sensitive to their visual world?) This puts all of us who teach photography close to the end of the plankkeeping things alive." In this book, Perkis expresses his acute observations as a means of provoking discussion and inspiring the younger generation of photography students and educators. Carefully typeset with ample margins and devoid of photographic images, the reader is encouraged to exercise the minds capacity to visualizea vital tool for the art of making photographs.

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