Photography for the 21st Century by Katie Miller

SKU Bx56-Photography21st-Miller

Thomson Delmar Learning 2007, softcover, 8 1/2 x 11", 397 pages, color illustrations

This pioneering book bridges the gap between traditional and digital camera and darkroom techniques, easing the transition from one system to the other while developing an understanding of the scope and importance of the evolution. Photography is investigated as a visual art throughout and cultural references provide a solid understanding of the power and significance of the medium. Readers learn not only how to make photographs-but also how to evaluate their photographs from both technical and aesthetic viewpoints.

Features:

*** Teaches the fundamental digital concepts, techniques that will outlast the frequent changes in digital software.
*** Addresses visual literacy from a photographic standpoint, giving equal time to the aesthetics of photography and to practical topics like aperture and shutter speed.
*** Provides insight into Adobe Photoshop so that readers can decide how best to approach their work in the digital darkroom - a knowledge that can translate to other software programs as well as to future versions of Photoshop.
*** Discusses photography as an art form that reflects the society in which it develops.
*** Features insights and thoughtful advice from various specialty photographers for those considering photography as a career.

Table of Contents:

1. What is a photograph?
2. Cameras and how they work
3. Aperture and shutter speed relationships
4. Light meters
5. What is a good photographic exposure?
6. Film and film processing
7. Traditional darkroom printing
8. Working with light
9. Composition
10.Critiquing photographs
11.Creating digital photographs
12.Making good digital exposures
13.Camera RAW files
14.Values and contrast in the digital darkroom
15.Photoshop selection and clean-up tools
16.Layers and composites
17.Converting a color image to grayscale
18.Film and digital color photography
19.Printing digital photographs
Appendix A: By the decade
Appendix B: List of photographers
Glossary
Index

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