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Bruce Barnbaum, of Granite Falls, WA, entered photography as a hobbyist in the 1960s, and after four decades, it is still his hobby. It has also been his life's work for the past 30 years.
Bruce's educational background includes Bachelor's and Master's degrees in mathematics from UCLA. After working for several years as a mathematical analyst and computer programmer for missile guidance systems, he abruptly left the field and turned to photography.
Bruce has authored several books, some of which have become classics. The Art of Photography was first published in 1994 and remained in print until 2007. Bruce has been self-publishing the book ever since, but with limited distribution (until now).
Bruce is a frequent contributor to several photography magazines. His series "The Master Printing Class" is featured in each issue of Photo Techniques, and his articles are published regularly in LensWork. Through his workshops, articles, lectures, books, and innovative photography, Bruce has become a well-known and highly-respected photographer, educator, and pioneer.
Bruce is recognized as one of the finest darkroom printers on this planet, both for his exceptional black and white work, as well as for his color imagery. He understands light to an extent rarely found, and combines this understanding with a mastery of composition, applying his knowledge to an extraordinarily wide range of subject matter. His work is represented by more than ten galleries throughout the United States and Canada, and is in the collections of museums and private collectors worldwide.
Bruce has been an active environmental advocate for more than three decades, both independently and through his involvement and leadership with organizations such as the Sierra Club, the National Audubon Society, the Stillaguamish Citizens' Alliance, 1000 Friends of Washington, and the North Cascades Conservation Council.
It was given as a glift and was well received by a serious amateur photographer.Published 22 days ago by peter england
Good read, a little self indulgent at times .Certainly knows what photography is all about.Published 23 days ago by David Hynes
I have mixed feelings. On the one hand this is a great book, comprehensive, deep, and with great photographs. Read morePublished 25 days ago by ardeswit
Excellent resource. The book is physically much larger than I expected. This makes the photos nice to view, but cumbersome for reading. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Russell Miller
The Art of Photography provides great insight into composition. The book contains no simple answers or tips- instead it provides a philosophy that can lead to a deeper... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steve Lorentzen
This plus your downloaded manual is all you will ever need. Read, make images, repeat.Published 1 month ago by J. Kennelly
dated - almost entirely focused on film photography. yes some of the basics are useful but it seems like a rehash of an older edition...Published 2 months ago by Refuz2Say