Langford's Basic Photography by Langford, M.; Fox, A.; Smith, R.A. (Editor)Langford's Basic Photography is a seminal photography text. First published in 1965, it has informed the work and career of many of the world's leading photographers. The new, 9th edition, continues the tradition of its predecessors, reflecting the same comprehensive mix of scholarly and practical information. It covers every aspect of photography, from capture through to output, both digital and analogue. There is an emphasis on explaining the 'how to' of photography, but Langford's Basic also includes in-depth coverage of the fundamental principles that govern the art, such as how light behaves, optics, and the shutter. This ensures that the reader comes away with not only a good grasp of photographic technique, but also an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals that will help them to better understand how great photography is made. As such, it functions both as an excellent coursebook for students of photography, and a great primer and reference for amateur enthusiasts. The new edition has been fully updated to reflect dynamic changes in the industry. These changes include: an expansion and overhaul of the information on digital cameras and digital printing; an emphasis on updating photographs to incude a wider range of international work; replacement of many diagrams with photos; overhaul of the analogue sections to give a more modern tone (ie exposure measurement and film and filters with some more dynamic photo illustrations); a fully edited and updated photography timeline. This landmark text is an essential purchase, both for new photographers as an introduction, and for established photographers as an invaluable reference work.
Call Number: 771 LAN
Publication Date: 2010
The Darkroom Handbook by Langford, M.J.A complete illustrated manual of skills, procedures and equipment which is aimed at the beginner, the experienced amateur and professional alike. It covers the basic function of each piece of equipment, processing and specific instructions on how to achieve successful results.
Lighting for Portrait Photography by Bavister, S.Great portraits are more than technique. They demand a broad range of skills...and a way with people.Lighting for Portrait Photographylooks at the work of top photographers who reveal exactly how their finest portraits were created, and the beautiful full-color examples throughout the book show famous and unknown faces in commercial, editorial, and personal work. Many different styles of portraiture are covered, from simple set-ups using one light to more advanced multi-light plans. This fully revised edition of a popular original includes completely new lighting diagrams and the latest equipment and techniques. * Great examples and explanations from top photographers * Portraits of the famous and the not-so-famous--and how each image was created * Fully revised and updated with new lighting diagrams and more