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Short Course in Photography, A, 9/e

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Summary

Explores the fundamentals of photography  


A Short Course in Photography: Film and Darkroom, 9/e introduces students to the fundamentals of photography and suggests ways in which they might create photographs that have meaning. With a special focus on black and white photography, the book also explores digital techniques and web photography resources, equipment, cameras and camera accessories, the exposure and development of film, and the making and finishing of prints. All aspects of the process are explained and clearly illustrated for students to access.  Every pair of pages covers a complete topic along with the accompanying illustrations, diagrams, and photos. Students will be exposed to photographs by some of the greatest artists, including Deborah Willis, Roe Ethridge, Gordon Parks, Rebecca Cummins, Javier Manzano, and Gueorgui Pinkhassov.


MyArtsLab is an integral part of the London / Stone program. Engaging activities and assessment are part of a teaching and learning system that helps students gain a broader understanding of photography. With MyArtsLab, students can explore in-depth analyses of relevant artwork, architecture, artistic techniques, and more.

 

 

0133810356 / 9780133810356 A Short Course in Photography Plus NEW MyArtsLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

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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.

Table of Contents

In This Section:

    I)  Brief Table of Contents

    II) Detailed Table of Contents

   


 

I) Brief Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1. Camera

Chapter 2. Lens

Chapter 3. Film

Chapter 4. Exposure

Chapter 5. Developing the Negative

Chapter 6. Printing

Chapter 7. Lighting

Chapter 8. Digital Photography

Chapter 9. Seeing Like a Camera

Chapter 10. History of Photography

   


II) Detailed Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1. Camera

Getting Started Camera and film

Loading film into the camera

Focusing and setting the exposure

Exposure readout

Exposing the film

What will you photograph?

Using a digital camera

Types of Cameras

Basic Camera Controls

More about Camera Controls

Inside a single-lens reflex camera

Shutter Speed Affects light and motion

Aperture Affects light and depth of field

Shutter Speed and Aperture Blur vs. depth of field

Getting the Most from Your Camera and Lens

 

Chapter 2. Lens

Lens Focal Length The basic difference between lenses

Normal Focal Length The most like human vision

Long Focal Length Telephoto lenses

Short Focal Length Wide-angle lenses

Zoom, Macro, and Fisheye Lenses

Focus and Depth of Field

Automatic Focus

Depth of Field Controlling sharpness in a photograph

More about Depth of Field How to preview it

Perspective How a photograph shows depth

Lens Attachments Making close-ups

Using filters

 

Chapter 3. Film

Selecting and Using Film

Film Speed and Grain The two go together

Color in Photography

Color Films

 

Chapter 4. Exposure

Normal Exposure, Underexposure, and Overexposure

Exposure Meters What different types do

How to calculate and adjust an exposure manually

Overriding an Automatic Exposure Camera

Making an Exposure of an Average Scene

Exposing Scenes That are Lighter or Darker than Average

Backlighting

Exposing Scenes with High Contrast

Low Light and Reciprocity

Exposures in Hard-to-Meter Situations

 

Chapter 5. Developing the Negative

Processing Film Equipment and chemicals you’ll need

Mixing and Handling Chemicals

Processing Film Step by Step Setting out materials needed

Preparing the film

Development

Stop bath and fixer

Washing and drying

Summary of Film Processing

How Chemicals Affect Film

Evaluating Your Negatives

Push Processing

 

Chapter 6. Printing

Printing Equipment and materials you’ll need

Making a Contact Print Step by Step

Processing a Print Step by Step Development

Stop bath and fixer

Washing and drying

Summary of Print Processing

Making an Enlarged Print Step by Step Setting up the enlarger

Exposing a test print

Exposing a final print

Evaluating Your Print for Density and Contrast

More about Contrast How to control it in a print

Local Controls Burning in and dodging

Cropping

Spotting

Mounting a Print

Equipment and materials you’ll need

Dry Mounting a Print Step by Step

Bleed Mounting/Overmatting

 

Chapter 7. Lighting

Qualities of Light From direct to diffused

Existing Light Use what’s available

The Main Light The strongest source of light

Fill Light To lighten shadows

Simple Portrait Lighting

Using Artificial Light Photolamp or flash

More about Flash How to position it

Using Flash

 

Chapter 8. Digital Photography

Equipment and Materials You’ll Need

Pixels Make the Picture

Digital Color Modes, gamuts, spaces, and profiles

Channels

Using Histograms and the Info Palette

Setting up a Workflow Stay organized

Photographer’s Workflow Programs

Importing an Image

Scanning

Getting Started Editing an Image

Adjusting an Image Levels

Curves

Adjusting Part of an Image Selections

More Techniques Layers

Filters

Retouching

Sharpening

Compositing

Editing a Digital Image Step by Step

Soft Proofing

Printing

Storage, Archiving, Retrieval

Ethics and Digital Imaging

 

Chapter 9. Seeing Like a Camera

What’s in the Picture The edges or frame

The background

Focus Which parts are sharp

Time and Motion in a Photograph

Depth in a Picture Three dimensions become two

Chaos into order

Photographing for Meaning

Portraits Informal: Finding them

Formal: Setting them up

Photographing the Landscape

Photographing the Cityscape

Photographing Inside

Responding to Photographs

 

Chapter 10. History of Photography

Daguerreotype “Designs on silver bright”

Calotype Pictures on paper

Collodion Wet-Plate Sharp and reproducible

Gelatin Emulsion/ Roll-Film Base Photography for everyone

Early Portraits

Early Travel Photography

Early Images of War

Time and Motion in Early Photographs

Color Photography

The Photograph as Document

Photography and Social Change

Photojournalism

Photography as Art in the 19th Century

Pictorial Photography and the Photo-Secession

The Direct Image in Art

The Question for a New Vision

Photography as Art in the 1950s and 1960s

Photography as Art in the 1970s and 1980s

Digital Photography

 

 

 



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