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Basic Photographic Materials and Processes Paperback – October 27, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0240809847 ISBN-10: 024080984X Edition: 3rd

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press; 3 edition (October 27, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 024080984X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0240809847
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.7 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #541,144 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"No question, content wise this one tops most pubs on the subject."

"I can say without hesitation that if you are a professional working in the technical side of photography, you need this book. This is the most complete, yet concise explanation of photographic principles you can find in one book."

About the Author

Nanette L. Salvaggio is an Image Scientist by training and has concentrated most of her career on image quality and image chain analysis while working for companies such as Eastman Kodak Company, TASC, MRJ and as a private consultant. Nanette graduated from the Imaging and Photographic Technology program at RIT in 1987 and returned to teach in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences in 2005. She is also currently pursuing a graduate degree in Color Science at RIT. Nanette enjoys life with her husband of 23 years Carl and son Philip in Rochester New York.

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If you are looking to learn more about the math and science behind the workings of photography this is a great book to own. It breaks down all the basics from film types to alternative process. If you are studying photography this is a must have.
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1 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 23, 2012
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