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Photography (10th Edition) 10th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0205711499
ISBN-10: 0205711499
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This best-selling introductory photography text teaches students how to use the medium confidently and effectively by emphasizing both technique and visual awareness.Comprehensive in scope, this book features superb instructional illustrations and examples in its clear presentation of both black and white and color photography. London offers extensive coverage of digital imaging and the latest technological developments, such as Web page design and formatting photos on CD-ROMs.

About the Author

Jim Stone is an Associate Professor of Photography at the University of New Mexico. His photographs have been collected by the Museum of Modern Art and The Smithsonian American Art Museum, among many others. Books of his work include Stranger Than Fiction (Light Work, 1993),Historiostomy (Piltdown Press, 2001), and Why My Pictures are Good (Nazraeli Press, 2005).

He has also published six higher education titles that are widely used in university courses: A User¹s Guide to the View Camera, Darkroom Dynamics, Photography, Photography: The Essential Way, A Short Course in Photography, and A Short Course in Digital Photography.

Barbara London has authored and co-authored many photography books from their first editions to their current ones, including Photography, Photography: The Essential Way, A Short Course in Photography, A Short Course in Digital Photography, The Photograph Collector's Guide, and more.


John Upton, Professor Emeritus, was for many years Chair of Photography at Orange Coast College, one of the largest photography departments in the U.S. He has curated a number of exhibitions, including Color as Form: A History of Color Photography. His work is included in many private and public collections, including the New York Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 10 edition (February 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205711499
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205711499
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.9 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have used this text for teaching silver based analog photography since the first edition. It's clear, well organized, and has great diagrams and practical tips. However, its price now is an absurdity, even immoral for a book that gets much of its material from 35 years ago. So, if you are learning analog photography, buy an old edition: one can be had for 5$ (yes, five!) dollars. Then buy a cheap book on digital if you need one. At some point, book buyers need to send a message.
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Some of the material in this new 11th Edition is only available through an eText - in other words, it is NOT in the printed book.

The publisher has EXCLUDED sections in this new print edition that were included in previous editions. Sections on Developing a Negative; Printing in a Darkroom; Color: Film and Darkroom; View Camera; and The Zone System are NOT in the printed book. A Troubleshooting section for film and darkroom problems is also NOT in the printed book.

According to the printed book's Preface, this information has been moved out of the printed edition and is in only available in the eText version of the book. The Preface also states "purchase of the paper book gives you full access to the eText" (that contains everything in the printed book plus those sections just described). THIS IS NOT THE CASE. AN ACCESS CODE IS REQUIRED.

Prior to the preface the publisher has included a page describing how to access the eText. Very simple description, very simple process, but once you actually go to their web site it NOT as described. Once arriving there, you learn an ACCESS CODE is required to view / use the eText. In addition, you learn a COURSE ID is also required.

After my contacting publisher via telephone, it is learned when they sell the printed book, they include the ACCESS CODE on a printed card that is set loosely inside the front or back cover and then the book is shrink-wrapped as a unit. They explain when the book goes out to third party sellers (AMAZON) they have no control over what happens to the card.

Apparently other reviewers have learned the ACCESS CODE is also unique to one person, i.e. t is not transferable to someone else should you decide to give / sell the book.
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I teach certification classes for those wishing to certify with the Professional Photographer's Certification Commission. I bought this addition and was surprised to find that they have removed several chapters from the book and put them on line. Apparently you are supposed to get a code with the book so you can go online to reference the chapters. I have yet to find the code anywhere in the book.
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This is a very thorough reference book that is a great choice for someone who really wants to know the background of professional photography and learn the "rules" as they exist traditionally. Having gone to school and gotten a degree in photography, I didn't see anything in the book that I wasn't already familiar with, however it was a nice refresher. I purchased the book to brush up on my photography knowledge in order to take a certification exam. This has proven to be a nice resource, however I believe it may not be necessary for certification purposes.

As far as I can tell, the information in the book is very accurate and has been updated to reflect current technology. There is very little in-depth information on any particular aspect of photography. The reader is introduced to a specific concept or procedure, given general information about it, and told to consult an owners manual or other documentation for the remainder of the explanation. This is done in order that specificity does not outrank general accuracy.

Bottom line: this is a great resource for new and aspiring professionals and collects information that would otherwise take great time to find and study. If you are a practicing professional photographer and have several years experience or more, you'll find very little new information. Most professionals who have been in the business for 5 or more years have been utilizing many of the techniques described on a frequent basis.
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This book is a requirement for my introduction to photography class, so I had to buy it. It is easy to read and understand and is perfect for beginners and veterans, since it covers both black and white film as well as digital photography. I just wish that books like these were not so expensive, since it is a requirement for some students and for folks wanting to learn photography. It may prompt some people to look for a cheaper title and miss out on this quality boook.
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Without advance warning book for $124 came missing 5 chapters which are only available online at a web site which requires an access code which ... doesn't come with the book!!! Go figure. Im returning this $125 book for a refund. What a waste of time and money.
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First off, I don't want to sound harsh, but the title really explains what I feel on this edition of PHOTOGRAPHY. If you are new to photography, or a student, this is a great desk reference. The book does a good job, especially when compared to previous editions, of going over digital shooting and workflow. In my opinion though, it gets further away from fundamentals compared to previous editions of this series. YES, core subjects are covered, but between a lot of the photos being unavailable due to licensing issues on the digital version, and almost very little film processing/workflow, I think this is the proverbial white flag waving in the war of film vs. digital. This is the core of my rating. While at a lesser cost than its predecessor, I believe that it is also less informational and at less of a value than its predecessor as well. The peak value is the fact that, to my knowledge, this is the first Kindle/E-Version of this book. Which is awesome to build a reference library in the palm of your hand.

I will say, that this is a good book STILL if you are a photographer starting out or based in the digital age. I will recommend it. For a more experienced photographer, or one looking to become certified through one of the guilds, I can still recommend this edition, but you may be better served with the 9th or 10th edition. For the super advanced photographer looking to get better, honestly, for the price, you can find 2-5 more in-depth, and better focused books to read. I think that is where my disappointment comes from in this edition. The fact that I feel I have learned more out of the past three books I have bought in the past six months than this one book, and all of them cost less than this one.
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