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Welcome to your Advanced Photographic Techniques reading list. Here you will find the resources to support you throughout this module.
The Camera by Ansel Adams produced some of the century's truly memorable photographic images and helped nurture the art of photography through his creative innovations and peerless technical mastery. This handbook - the first volume in Adam's celebrated series of books on photographic techniques - has taught a generation of photographers how to harness the camera's artistic potential. It remains as vital today as when it was first published. Along with visualization, image management, Adams' famous Zone System, and other keys to photographic artistry, The Camera covers 35mm, medium-format, and large-format view cameras and offers detailed advice on camera components such as lenses, shutters, and light meters. Beautifully illustrated with photographs as well as instructive line drawings, this classic manual belongs on every serious photographer's bookshelf.
Call Number: 771.3 ADA
Publication Date: 2003
The Negative by Ansel Adams (1902-1984) produced some of this century's truly memorable photographic images and helped nurture the art of photography through his creative innovations and peerless technical mastery. This handbook- the second volume in Adams' celebrated series of books on photographic techniques- has taught a generation of photographers how to use film and the film development process creatively. It remains as vital today as when it was first published. Anchored by a detailed discussion of Adams' Zone System and his seminal conept of visualisation, THE NEGATIVE covers artificial and natural light, film and exposure, and darkroom equipment and techniques. Numerous examples of Adams' work clarify the principles discussed. Beautifully illustrated with photographs by Adams as well as instructive line drawings, this classic manual can dramatically improve your photography.
Call Number: 771.4 ADA
Publication Date: 2002
Way Beyond Monochrome 2e by Photo Techniques Magazine stated: "All our readers need to know about this very useful book." Indeed, there is no other compendium that is as in-depth as this for the beauty and magic of fine-art black-and-white photography. With 560 pages and over 1,000 illustrations, Way Beyond Monochrome starts with conceptual lessons of composition and takes you through image capture, exposure, controlling tonality, variable-contrast paper, archival printing, mounting, framing and presentation with simple concepts to an advanced level. This new edition has been completely revised and heavily expanded, adding over 250 pages to the original edition with new chapters on print mounting, spotting, framing, digital negatives, utilizing digital technologies for alternative processes, and fabulous do-it-yourself projects. Overall, the authors have created a thoroughly researched, technologically sound yet aesthetically pleasing, inspirational bible for monochrome photography. New to this edition: almost double the content a new section discussing the path from visualization to print, illustrating the interaction between eye and brain, explaining the rules of composition and when to break them to produce photographs with impact a new section on presentation including hands-on mounting, matting, spotting, and framing image capture has a more in-depth focus, now covering pinhole photography and digital capture now includes making and printing with digital negatives a new section discussing the pros and cons of typical image-taking and image-making equipment plus new do-it-yourself projects, including many darkroom tools and an electronic shutter tester a useful collection of templates, to copy, cut-out and take with you in your camera bag or use in the darkroom an appendix with all the recipes to make your own darkroom chemicals from scratch all illustrations improved and updated improved index with 1,400 references
Call Number: 778.3 LAM + eBook
Publication Date: 2010
From Photon to Pixel by This second edition of the fully revised and updated From Photon to Pixel presents essential elements in modern digital photographic devices. Our universal infatuation with photography profoundly affects its usage and development. While some sides of photographic "culture" remain wholly unchanged - art photography, journalistic and advertising photography, scientific photography, etc. - new facets emerge: leisure or travel photography, everyday life photography, anecdotal, observational or unusual photography, and microcosm, or micro-community, photography with its culmination in the narcissistic selfie. These new forms combine an often simplified manner of photographing and modern means of instantaneous, remote and mass communication. This book does not extend into the sociological study of photography, instead it explains how the digital camera works by examining in detail each of the components that constitutes it to provide the reader with a preliminary guide into the inner workings of this device.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2017