- Paperback: 242 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Revised edition (June 30, 1977)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316373125
- ISBN-13: 978-0316373128
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Beyond Basic Photography: A Technical Manual Revised Edition
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For example, the author discusses of how and why you should expose for the shadows, and develop for the highights, and why even a negative that is overexposed by two stops is still usable versus one that is underexposed. Since the negative reverses everything, it is impossible to recover from an underexposed negative for the shadows, since you can't get detail that isn't there, no matter how long you develop. However, film that is overexposed for the shadows can still be used because there are ways to deal with the highlights during developing.
Overall, I found the book full of useful info like this and can recommend it to photography buffs who want a more in-depth understanding of the processes.
The book is very specific about teaching you how to get good negatives, which will in turn, help you make better prints. That's always a good thing.
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I feel there are better sources that discuss the processes photography. I was a little disappointed by the lack of information this book had to offer.Published 11 months ago by Ashley Christine Boucher
I have just developed my first role of black and white film at home. It was wonderful to find this book.Published on January 30, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Very useful book for my photography collection, lab and darkroom -- technical information that will be around for years to come.Published on November 9, 2013 by Steven Carver
I ordered a book i needed for school a month later and it still hasn't even shipped!!!! I e-mailed and not even a response....what a JERK!Published on September 14, 2010 by fedup123
"Beyond Basic Photography" is indeed a technical manual, in the sense that it focuses on things you can do in the darkroom and in lighting setup. Read morePublished on January 30, 2005 by Gadgester
This book is really surprisingly still in print. It's from the 70's and it looks like it. Some useful information can be gleaned from it to be overgenerous. Read morePublished on July 13, 2004