Photography The Essential Way

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/31/2007
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Photography: The Essential Wayis a departure from tradition that moves boldly into the digital age with you. This new book embraces the new photography that is captured, shaped, transmitted, printed, and saved electronically, while retaining coverage of film and its exposure and development. Comprehensive coverage of essential topics such as digital and film cameras, lenses, exposure, sensors and film, and developing black-and-white film.

Author Biography

Jim Stone is an Associate Professor of Photography at the University of New Mexico. His photographs have been collected by the Museum of Modern Art and The Smithsonian American Art Museum, among many others. Books of his work include Stranger Than Fiction (Light Work, 1993),Historiostomy (Piltdown Press, 2001), and Why My Pictures are Good (Nazraeli Press, 2005).

He has also published six higher education titles that are widely used in university courses: A User¹s Guide to the View Camera, Darkroom Dynamics, Photography, Photography: The Essential Way, A Short Course in Photography, and A Short Course in Digital Photography.

Barbara London has authored and co-authored many photography books from their first editions to their current ones, including Photography, Photography: The Essential Way, A Short Course in Photography, A Short Course in Digital Photography, The Photograph Collector's Guide, and more.

John Upton, Professor Emeritus, was for many years Chair of Photography at Orange Coast College, one of the largest photography departments in the U.S. He has curated a number of exhibitions, including Color as Form: A History of Color Photography. His work is included in many private and public collections, including the New York Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.

Table of Contents

Photography: The Essential Way By London, Stone, and Upton
getting started Camera and Film
Getting your camera ready Focusing and Setting the Exposure
Taking Your Picture
What Will You Photograph?
Some Basic Guidelines
To Get You Started
Photographing People
Photographing Places
Basic Camera Controls The Shutter
The Shutter and Light
The Shutter and Motion
Conveying Motion in a Still Photograph The Aperture
The Aperture and Light
The Aperture and Depth of Field
Using Shutter and Aperture Together
Choosing a Camera
Keeping the Camera Steady
Photographer at Work: Photojournalist James Nachtwey
From Pinhole to Lens
Lens Focal Length
Normal Focal Length
Long Focal Length
Short Focal Length
Zoom Lenses
Special-Purpose Lenses
Focusing Your Lens
Manual Focus
Automatic Focus
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