The Art of Photography

The Art of Photography Author Bruce Barnbaum
ISBN-10 9781457111938
Year 2010-11-28
Pages 364
Language en
Publisher Rocky Nook, Inc.
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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 2nd Edition

The Art of Photography  2nd Edition Author Bruce Barnbaum
ISBN-10 9781681982120
Year 2017-04-12
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher Rocky Nook, Inc.
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This is an updated and newly revised edition of the classic book The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression. Originally published in 1994 and first revised in 2010, The Art of Photography has sold well over 100,000 copies and has firmly established itself as the most readable, understandable, and complete textbook on photography. Featuring nearly 200 beautiful photographs in both black-and-white and color, as well as numerous charts, graphs, and tables, this book presents the world of photography to beginner, intermediate, and advanced photographers who seek to make a personal statement through the medium of photography. Without talking down to anyone or talking over anyone's head, renowned photographer, teacher, and author Bruce Barnbaum presents how-to techniques for both traditional and digital approaches. In this newest edition of the book, Barnbaum has included many new images and has completely revised the text, with particular focus on two crucial chapters covering digital photography: he revised a chapter covering the digital zone system, and includes a brand-new chapter on image adjustments using digital tools. There is also a new chapter discussing the concepts of “art versus technique” and “traditional versus digital” approaches to photography. Throughout the book, Barnbaum goes well beyond the technical, as he delves deeply into the philosophical, expressive, and creative aspects of photography so often avoided in other books. Barnbaum is recognized as one of the world's finest landscape and architectural photographers, and for decades has been considered one of the best instructors in the field of photography. This latest incarnation of his textbook—which has evolved, grown, and been refined over the past 45 years—will prove to be an ongoing, invaluable photographic reference for years to come. It is truly the resource of choice for the thinking photographer. Topics include: • Elements of Composition • Visualization • Light and Color • Filters • Black-and-White • The Digital Zone System • The Zone System for Film • Printing and Presentation • Exploding Photographic Myths • Artistic Integrity • Realism, Abstraction, and Art • Creativity and Intuition • A Personal Philosophy • And much, much more…

Imaginarium

Imaginarium Author Claire Rosen
ISBN-10 9781681982106
Year 2017-03-24
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher Rocky Nook, Inc.
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Imaginarium: The Process Behind the Pictures is a compendium of practical advice and information covering the photographic process—from idea cultivation through execution. The guidance in this book is written with an understanding of the nature of artists at their core and explores the science of how ideas are born, the conditions that facilitate the productive creation of art, and the elements necessary to make creative work. This compendium is applicable across genres, for individual artists and for those working in a commercial capacity. It brings together strategies and tools to help readers generate compelling ideas and create unique images. From the simplest idea to the most fantastical, you will learn brainstorming, concept development, pre-visualization, pre-production, problem solving, and execution steps in the creative process, including practical tools and ideas for overcoming obstacles and achieving success along the way. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 18.0px Arial; color: #232323} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 18.0px Arial; color: #232323; min-height: 21.0px} Contributors: Beth Taubner Mercurylab Alessia Glaviano Vogue Italia Rebecca Manson The Post Office Interviews with: Maggie Steber, Roger Ballen, Sara Lando, Gabriela Iancu, Robin Schwartz, and Eleanor Macnair

More Than a Rock

More Than a Rock Author Guy Tal
ISBN-10 1937538826
Year 2015-09-30
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher
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Ostensibly about landscape photography, More Than a Rock is, at its core, a passionate and personal book about creativity and expression. In this series of essays that is organized into four sections--Art, Craft, Experiences, and Meditations--photographer Guy Tal shares his thoughts and experiences as an artist who seeks to express more in his images than the mere appearance of the subject portrayed. Tal covers topics such as the art of photography, approaches to landscape photography, and the experiences of a working photographic artist. More specifically, Tal makes an argument to consider landscape photography beyond its usual "representational" status, where landscape images are simply pictures of beautiful natural scenes. There is nothing wrong with representational imagery, but Tal makes a plea to move beyond representation into the realm of the truly creative. Creativity requires something beyond the objective qualities that are inherent in the subject, the tools used to make an image, or the circumstances of the image itself; it requires something subjective, originating from the unique mind of the photographer. The title of the book comes from a quote from classic photographer Edward Weston: "This then: to photograph a rock, have it look like a rock, but be more than a rock." As Tal further elaborates, "The representational image may portray a rock, which may be interesting in its own right. The creative image, however, must communicate more than the likeness of a rock, even if a rock is all that is in the frame." Instead of simply representing the landscape in his imagery, Tal uses the visual elements and natural aesthetics as evocative metaphors, creating images that are not merely of, but about, the places and things that have become personally meaningful to him. The book is decidedly non-technical and focuses on philosophy, history, and visual expression. It was written for those photographers with a passion and interest in creative photography. Anyone who is pursuing their work as art, in need of inspiration, or interested in the writings of a full-time working photographic artist will benefit from reading More Than a Rock. The book is visually punctuated with Tal's inspiring and breathtaking photography.

Light Gesture and Color

Light  Gesture  and Color Author Jay Maisel
ISBN-10 9780134032320
Year 2014-10-21
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher New Riders
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Jay Maisel, hailed as one of the most brilliant, gifted photographers of all time, is much more than that. He is a mentor, teacher, and trailblazer to many photographers, and a hero to those who feel Jay’s teaching has changed the way they see and create their own photography. He is a living legend whose work is studied around the world, and whose teaching style and presentation garner standing ovations and critical acclaim every time he takes the stage. Now, for the first time ever, Jay puts his amazing insights and learning moments from a lifetime behind the lens into a book that communicates the three most important aspects of street photography: light, gesture, and color. Each page unveils something new and challenges you to rethink everything you know about the bigger picture of photography. This isn’t a book about f-stops or ISOs. It’s about seeing. It’s about being surrounded by the ordinary and learning how to find the extraordinary. It’s about training your mind, and your eyes, to see and capture the world in a way that delights, engages, and captivates your viewers, and there is nobody that communicates this, visually or through the written word, like Jay Maisel. Light, Gesture & Color is the seminal work of one of the true photographic geniuses of our time, and it can be your key to opening another level of understanding, appreciation, wonder, and creativity as you learn to express yourself, and your view of the world, through your camera. If you’re ready to break through the barriers that have held your photography back and that have kept you from making the types of images you’ve always dreamed of, and you’re ready to learn what photography is really about, you’re holding the key in your hands at this very moment.

The Essence of Photography

The Essence of Photography Author Bruce Barnbaum
ISBN-10 9781492016267
Year 2014-11-04
Pages 196
Language en
Publisher Rocky Nook, Inc.
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There is a lot more to photography than simply picking up a camera, pointing it toward something, and tripping the shutter. Achieving a great photograph requires thought and preparation, an understanding of the photographic process, and a firm grasp of how light and composition affect a photo. There must be personal involvement and personal expression. There must be experimentation, with the recognition that only a small percentage of experiments end successfully. In this book, best-selling author and world-renowned photographer and teacher Bruce Barnbaum explores these seldom-discussed issues by drawing upon his personal experiences and observations from more than 40 years of photographing and teaching. In addition to photographs, Bruce also uses painting, music, and writing, as well as the sciences and even business, to provide pertinent examples of creative thinking. These examples serve as stepping-stones that will lead you to your own heightened ability to see and be creative. Creativity is a topic that is almost wholly ignored in formal education because most instructors think that it cannot be taught or learned. To the contrary, Bruce has proven that photographic seeing and creativity can be taught, learned, and improved. This book expands on the ideas that are central to Bruce's method of teaching photography, which he has used in workshops for the past 41 years. Included in the book are in-depth discussions on the following topics: Defining your own unique rhythm and approach as a photographer How to translate the scene in front of you to the final photograph The differences and similarities between how an amateur and a professional approach photography The differences between realism and abstraction, and the possibilities and limitations of each Learning to expand your own seeing and creativity through classes, workshops, and associating with other photographers Why the rules of composition should be ignored How to follow your passion When to listen to the critics and when to ignore them The book is richly illustrated with over 90 photographs taken by Bruce as well as other photographers.Seeing and creativity are difficult to teach, but not impossible. This very different, perhaps groundbreaking book is sure to inspire photographers of all skill levels-from beginners to seasoned professionals-to think deeply about the issues involved in creating successful photographs.

Photography as Meditation

Photography as Meditation Author Torsten Andreas Hoffmann
ISBN-10 9781492016212
Year 2014-10-14
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Rocky Nook, Inc.
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For many people, photography serves as a form of meditation; a way to separate themselves from their stressful lives. In this book, Torsten Andreas Hoffmann explores an approach to artistic photography based on Japanese Zen-Philosophy. Meditation and photography have much in common: both are based in the present moment, both require complete focus, and both are most successful when the mind is free from distracting thoughts. Hoffman shows how meditation can lead to the source of inspiration. Hoffman's impressive images of landscapes, cities, people, and nature, as well as his smart image analysis and suggestions about the artistic process, will help you understand this approach to photography without abandoning the principles of design necessary to achieve great images. Photographing busy scenes, especially, requires an inner calm that enables you to have intuition for the right moment and compose a well-balanced image amidst the chaos. The goal of this book is to develop your photographic expression. It provides enrichment for photographers who believe that only technical mastery produces great images and shows how important it is to engage with your own awareness to act creatively.

The Complete Guide to Black White Digital Photography

The Complete Guide to Black   White Digital Photography Author Michael Freeman
ISBN-10 1600595235
Year 2009-11-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
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Michael Freeman--our top digital photography author and a worldwide name--presents the most comprehensive book yet on black-and-white digital photography. Oversized, beautifully illustrated, and far-reaching in scope, this guide is destined to be a standard reference for years to come. Freeman covers all aspects of black-and-white digital photography: its fine art tradition as well as its techniques. Learn how to see and expose in black and white, digitally convert color to monochrome, and develop a black-and-white digital workflow. Explore creative choices and how to interpret various subjects most skillfully in monochrome. Finally, get an expert’s advice on printing and displaying black-and-white photographs to best effect.

Photo Inspiration

Photo Inspiration Author 1x.com
ISBN-10 9781118413715
Year 2012-03-28
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The inspiration you need to help improve your photography skills Well-known for their stunning world-class photography, 1x.com has worked with their most talented photographers to handpick 100 awe-inspiring images and provided the back-story and photographer's secrets that helped capture them. This book presents you with inspiration as well as underlying techniques that can help improve your photography skills immediately. Shares behind-the-scene stories of the featured photos from the photographers themselves, from their artistic vision to the technical details that went into each shot Offers clear, concise, and accessible descriptions for the ideas, vision, performance, setup, location, equipment, camera settings, lighting diagrams, and image editing methods of each amazing photo Photo Inspiration provides a unique combination of the final photograph with the tools and knowledge that made it possible, all of which are aimed at helping you meet your photographic potential.

Art as Experience

Art as Experience Author John Dewey
ISBN-10 0399531971
Year 2005
Pages 371
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Based on John Dewey's lectures on esthetics, delivered as the first William James Lecturer at Harvard in 1932, Art as Experience has grown to be considered internationally as the most distinguished work ever written by an American on the formal structure and characteristic effects of all the arts: architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and literature.

Photography and the Art of Chance

Photography and the Art of Chance Author Robin Kelsey
ISBN-10 9780674744004
Year 2015
Pages 398
Language en
Publisher Harvard University Press
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As anyone who has wielded a camera knows, photography has a unique relationship to chance. It also represents a struggle to reconcile aesthetic aspiration with a mechanical process. Robin Kelsey reveals how daring innovators expanded the aesthetic limits of photography in order to create art for a modern world.

Expressive Drawing

Expressive Drawing Author Steven Aimone
ISBN-10 1600592813
Year 2009
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
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The many people who long to draw--but feel too intimidated to try--will rejoice at the wonderful first entry in this brand-new creative series. Written by arts educator Steven Aimone, it’s packed with solid, friendly, hands-on instruction, as well as inspiring images, and backed by the trusted AARP name. Aimone teaches an accessible style called expressive drawing that emphasizes line and mark, rather than rendering a specific object, which for many people, can create barriers to self-expression. Exercises start off simple and quick, encouraging readers to work on instinct and feeling, while the later ones focus on detail and refinement. The book features hundreds of images of work by well-known artists from Debuffet to Jim Dine--and each chapter includes a profile of someone who came to drawing late in life and achieved recognition.

Imaginarium

Imaginarium Author Claire Rosen
ISBN-10 9781681981987
Year 2017-03-24
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Rocky Nook, Inc.
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Imaginarium: The Process Behind the Pictures is a compendium of practical advice and information covering the photographic process—from idea cultivation through execution. The guidance in this book is written with an understanding of the nature of artists at their core and explores the science of how ideas are born, the conditions that facilitate the productive creation of art, and the elements necessary to make creative work. This compendium is applicable across genres, for individual artists and for those working in a commercial capacity. It brings together strategies and tools to help readers generate compelling ideas and create unique images. From the simplest idea to the most fantastical, you will learn brainstorming, concept development, pre-visualization, pre-production, problem solving, and execution steps in the creative process, including practical tools and ideas for overcoming obstacles and achieving success along the way. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 18.0px Arial; color: #232323} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 18.0px Arial; color: #232323; min-height: 21.0px} Contributors: Beth Taubner Mercurylab Alessia Glaviano Vogue Italia Rebecca Manson The Post Office Interviews with: Maggie Steber, Roger Ballen, Sara Lando, Gabriela Iancu, Robin Schwartz, and Eleanor Macnair

Chasing the Light

Chasing the Light Author Ibarionex Perello
ISBN-10 0132575531
Year 2011-03-28
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Pearson Education
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Light. It's the most transformative tool at any photographer’s disposal. Whether the lens is turned to people, wildlife, or landscape, the creative use of light is often the difference between a snapshot and a powerful photograph. In Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography with Available Light, renowned photographer, writer, and educator Ibarionex Perello shares his unique insights for partnering with natural light to create evocative digital images. He brings his palpable passion and personal approach rooted in decades of experience, and reveals his honed techniques for controlling focus, exposure, white balance, and sharpness to create beautiful and impactful photographs. In an industry so obsessed with gear, this book bridges the gap between the technical and the creative and returns to a personal, inspirational narrative about perceiving and photographing light. This book will enlighten photographers of all levels about • the elements of exposure, metering, and ISO • light’s impact on color and controlling color balance • combining brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, and pattern enhancing portraits with available lighting • direction and quality of sunlight and shooting in rural and urban landscapes • the power of light in black and white

Photography

Photography Author Tom Ang
ISBN-10 1409346455
Year 2014
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
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The definitive visual history, from the dawn of photography to the digital agePhotography is a beautiful lavishly illustrated reference book tracing the history of photography from its origins in the 1800s to the global phenomenon of digital photography.Photography celebrates the most iconic photos and profiles more than 50 of the most famous photographers of the past 200 years, with special features delving into the stories of especially arresting photographs, including Pulitzer Prize-winners. Discover the history of photography from key events and technological developments such as the first black and white photography and contemporary street photography. Perfect for any budding photographer or polished professional Photography captures the development of different areas of photography including portrait photography and war photography in a beautifully lavish reference book.Photography not only showcases incredible photographs, but tells the stories of how they came into being, perfect for anyone who appreciates the beauty of photography, from professional photographers to armchair enthusiasts.