The tenth edition of The Manual of Photography is an indispensable textbook for anyone who is serious about photography. It is ideal if you want to gain insight into the underlying scientific principles of photography and digital imaging, whether you are a professional photographer, lab technician, researcher or student in the field, or simply an enthusiastic amateur. This comprehensive guide takes you from capture to output in both digital and film media, with sections on lens use, darkroom techniques, digital cameras and scanners, image editing techniques and processes, workflow, digital file formats and image archiving. This iconic text was first published in 1890 and has aided many thousands of photographers in developing their own techniques and understanding of the medium. Now in full colour, The Manual of Photography still retains its clear, reader-friendly style and is filled with images and illustrations demonstrating the key principles. Not only giving you the skills and know-how to take stunning photographs, but will also allowing you to fully understand the science behind the creation of great images.
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The Manual of Photography is the standard work for anyone who is serious about photography - professional photographers and lab technicians or managers, as well as students and enthusiastic amateurs who want to become more technically competent. The authors provide comprehensive and accessible coverage of the techniques and technologies of photography. The Manual has aided many thousands of photographers in their careers. The ninth edition now brings this text into a third century, as the first edition dates from 1890. Major new updates for the ninth edition include: Coverage of digital techniques - more emphasis on electronic and hybrid media Greater coverage of colour measurement, specification and reproduction - illustrated with a new colour plate section Dealing with the fundamental principles as well as the practices of photography and imaging, the Manual topics ranging from optics to camera types and features, to colour photography and digital image processing and manipulation. The authors write in a reader-friendly style, using many explanatory illustrations and dividing topics into clear sections.
Philip Andrews' manual provides new users with a comprehensive overview of the techniques needed to produce high-quality images using modern digital cameras. The author also covers the jargon, ideas and theory of this new technology. Previous ed.: published as The digital photography manual, 2002.
Discover the great advantages and benefits of working in the medium film format or with the large digital sensor units in Hasselblad digital cameras and digital backs. Presented in an easily accessible format, this book shows the working and manipulation of the various cameras. Detailed illustrations dissect the equipment and provide insight into the ways in which these superb cameras and lenses are best utilized to create professional quality images. This edition of the Manual will bring you up to date with the latest features available within the popular Hasselblad camera systems emphasizing that camera and lens are the most important tools for creating exciting images whether you work digitally or with film. The complete Hasselblad camera system is discussed by renowned author and Hasselblad insider, Ernst Wildi, who provides a solid foundation of both traditional photography and digital capture techniques. Inside you'll also find inspiring photographs from well-known photographers, illustrating a variety of photographic techniques using a Hasselblad camera.
Digital imaging has had a huge impact on the world of photography. The last few years have seen great leaps forward in the quality, availability and affordability of digital cameras and printers, and the consumer market has had no hesitation in adopting this new technology. The Complete Digital Photography Manual provides a complete resource for the digital photographer, and is aimed at all levels of expertise. Providing a comprehensive and accessible overview of the digital photography process, the equipment and software used, and the techniques employed, the book also offers in-depth instruction on image editing and manipulation
Learn everything you need to know about photography from the world's bestselling photography author, John Hedgecoe Top photographer John Hedgecoe brings over 35 years experience and an inspiring collection of his own images to update this essential sourcebook for photographers of all levels. Learn everything you need to know about cameras; from the theory of how they work, to choosing the right digital or film camera for your specific needs. Pick up tips on the technicalities of taking photos, from choosing exposure and shutter speeds to studio lighting, film processing and digital imaging. Plus get advice on composition and learn to capture the mood and spirit of your subjects.
This eighth edition of a work first published almost 100 years ago, provides a major revision of this technical reference source for photographers. New chapters include autofocus systems, metering systems in cameras, still video cameras and archival aspects.
When you look at an image, what do you see and feel? What do you want your audience to see and feel when they view your work? In today's digital age, it has become all too easy to randomly click away, without really focusing on what exactly it is that you are trying to capture in your shot. For over fifteen years, Professor Richard Zakia has been helping thousands of photographers hone in on their creative vision through the inspirational, informative text and images included in his classic book, Perception and Imaging. In this updated fourth edition, Professor Zakia continues to share his wisdom in what is so much more than a step-by-step, technical photography instruction manual. Instead, it explores the fundamental act of photography - in other words, seeing - through a combination of technique, history, visual perception, philosophy, and psychology. Photographers of all levels will benefit from the information in this book, because it will help you to think more clearly about what it is that you want to convey in your images, no matter what level you are at in terms of technical skill. Includes inspirational images from some of the world's most well-known photographers, like Henri Cartier-Bresson and Man Ray All new sections on what perception means for your photography in the digital age New coverage of the Rule of Thirds and Contemplative Photography; how can these tools work for you?
- Easy to follow - Companion website - The first book of this type on the market, - Clear step-by-step guides with practice images supplied, and show case of inspirational, professionally produced examples
Taking pictures of friends and family is lots of fun but sometimes the results aren't entirely satisfying or just don't seem flattering. Here, Hurter demonstrates how to take people pictures to the next level, crafting images that look much more polished and professional - photos that can truly be called portraits and not just snapshots. With these quick, two-page lessons illustrated by simple images from the pros, anyone can learn how to avoid common problems with posing, lighting and background selection.