- 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: 201 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,767 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
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.
Top customer reviews
It is very comprehensive and covers the history of photography, equipment, technical aspects, photography as an art, etc. Please Look Inside for the table of contents. If you are new to photography or want a solid comprehensive understanding of photography, this is a good resource.
If you are an advanced photographer, then you probably already know a lot in this book and instead should look for books covering specific topics.
This is an expensive book and I probably would not have purchased it if it were not required for a class I was taking. However, after reading it, I believe the price is justified. There really is a lot of content, and this is a large book with quality content.
FILM vs. DIGITAL
Since my workflow is entirely digital, I felt that there was more coverage on film than I cared to learn about. However, we shot film as well as digital in school, so it was helpful in that respect. Also, there are those who like film and so in a way it should be included for comprehensiveness.
PHOTOS IN THIS BOOK
Unlike some books which only include one example to illustrate a particular point, this book shows a series of shots side-by-side to help you see how changing various settings impact the image... aperture, shutter speed, subject to camera distance, focal length, etc. This speeds up your learning curve.
This is also a good reference book that you can come back to later when you're trying to capture a specific type of shot or need a refresher.
In summary, I highly recommend this book to anyone aspiring to develop a solid understanding of photography fundamentals.
- Comprehensive coverage on the history, equipment, technical aspects, composition, portraiture, artistic vision, accomplished photographers, etc.
- Very well-written
- Excellent photos that illustrate the point. Series of photos to show the impact of changing settings and variables.
- Excellent diagrams, especially for technical details.
- Good reference book that you'll come back to.
- Expensive, especially for students, but I think the quantity of quality content eases the pain.
If you are following along with the Stanford Photography class and need a lower cost edition this is the one to buy.
I have enjoyed the introductions to different photographers works and the practical information in the book.
The book is older, but not obsolete.
Upon further inspection, I realized the tape was covering what used to be library markings. Now, I realize that sometimes people buy books from the library, and this wouldn't have bothered me if I was just buying it for myself. However, I was giving this book to my sister for Christmas, and she definitely gave me a strange look when she realized it looked like it could have been a stolen library book.
That aside, the book itself is excellent, and the content (both the information and photographs) is unparalleled as far as learning how to properly and perfectly operate a camera is concerned. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to get into photography.