Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism. One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as "a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs." It begins with the famous "In Plato's Cave"essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching "Brief Anthology of Quotations."
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux on 04/01/2011
Book details: 224 pages.
Scott Kelby, author of the top-selling digital photography book of all time, is back with an entirely new book in his popular series that picks up right where part 4 left off. It’s more of that “Ah ha—so that’s how they do it,” straight-to-the-point, skip-the-technojargon stuff you can really use today that made part 1 so successful. In parts 1 through 4 of this series, the most popular chapter in the book has always been the last chapter: “Photo Recipes to Help You Get ‘The Shot’.” In each of those chapters, Scott shows a final image and then describes how to get that type of shot. Here, in part 5, he gives you what you’ve been waiting for: an entire book of nothing but those amazing photo recipes. But, he took it up a big notch by adding a behind-the-scenes photo for every single recipe. Now you can see exactly how it was done, so you can get that exact same look every time. In these extra pages, each spread allows you to dig in a little deeper and really unlock the power of these recipes. Scott breaks each spread into four segments: (1) he explains exactly what you’re seeing behind the scenes, (2) he lists all of his camera settings, and lens and lighting info—it’s all there, (3) he gives you his thought process, so you learn exactly why he does it this way, and (4) he shares all the post-processing in Lightroom or Photoshop that goes on after the shoot (this is something other books leave out). Plus, the whole book is packed with tips and insights you won’t find anywhere else. This isn’t a book of theory, full of confusing jargon and detailed concepts. This is a book on which button to push, which settings to use, and exactly how and when to use them. With around 100 of the most popular photographic “tricks of the trade,” the entire book is designed to get you shooting like a pro starting today. You’re gonna love it.
Published by Peachpit Press on 07/21/2014
Book details: 240 pages.
Describes the history of photography, why some artists choose photography as their medium, and how to compose an effective photograph.
Published by Heinemann-Raintree Library on 03/26/2017
Book details: 32 pages.
Provides a history of photography through essays on its major themes and genres
Published by Oxford Paperbacks on 03/26/1997
Book details: 247 pages.
Photography has come a long way since the unwieldy—and potentially dangerous—first cameras invented in the 1800s. In this guide, dazzling photographs and illustrations reveal the remarkable story of photography—and the secret to taking a great picture. Discover the art of underwater photography and photojournalism, see spy cameras used by real-life spies, witness how photography has transitioned into the digital world, and find out how much the most expensive photograph is worth! Discover the evolving world of photography from pinhole cameras to the digital age
Published by Penguin on 09/06/2004
Book details: 72 pages.
"Gives tips and advice for how to become an expert photographer, including how to choose a camera, picking points of interest, framing, using viewpoints, and other techniques"--Provided by publisher.
Published by Capstone on 03/26/2017
Book details: 48 pages.
"John Ingledew: Photography provides a basic introduction for students across the visual arts. This accessible, inspirational guide to creative photography explores the subjects and themes that have always obsessed photographers and explains technique in a clear and simple way. Embracing the whole spectrum of photography from traditional to digital, it introduces the work of the masters of the art as well as showing fresh, dynamic images created by young photographers from all over the world. An essential resource, the book also provides a valuable overview of careers in photography and a comprehensive reference section, including a glossary of technical vocabulary."--BOOK JACKET.
Published by Laurence King Publishing on 03/26/2017
Book details: 256 pages.
Published by Taylor & Francis on 03/26/2017
Book details: 827 pages.
Highly acclaimed, scholarly volume examines technological advances and artistic development, with nearly 300 examples of photographic art. 285 black-and-white photos.
Published by Courier Corporation on 03/26/1986
Book details: 150 pages.
Looks at how documentary photographers have contested the idea of the American dream, and discusses the work of Francis Benjamin Johnston, Lewis Hine, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, William Klein, Diane Arbus, and Robert Frank
Published by UNC Press Books on 03/26/1991
Book details: 341 pages.