Photography eBook (12e) : 9780134490601

Photography eBook (12e)

London,B et al
Published by
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Title type
NZ/Pacific customers only
This eText can only be purchased by people residing in New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga or Cook Islands with a credit card from the same country. Click here to find the Pearson website for your region.

Photography helps students learn how to make photographs, how to control photographic processes, and how different photographers employ them for their own creative purposes.

As with each edition of this hallmark text, authors Barbara London, Jim Stone, and John Upton provide comprehensive yet practical coverage of both the traditional practice of photography and the now-dominant contemporary digital techniques. Integrating material on chemical and digital processes throughout, the 12th Edition offers fully up-to-date coverage of digital techniques, equipment, and workflow.

The full text downloaded to your computer

With eBooks you can:

  • search for key concepts, words and phrases
  • make highlights and notes as you study
  • share your notes with friends

eBooks are downloaded to your computer and accessible either offline through the Bookshelf (available as a free download), available online and also via the iPad and Android apps.

Upon purchase, you will receive via email the code and instructions on how to access this product.

Time limit

The eBooks products do not have an expiry date. You will continue to access your digital ebook products whilst you have your Bookshelf installed.

Table of contents
  • 1. Getting Started
  • 2. Camera
  • 3. Lens
  • 4. Exposure, Sensors, and Film
  • 5. Light and Color
  • 6. Developing a Film Negative
  • 7. Printing in a Darkroom
  • 8. Basics of Digital Pictures
  • 9. Image Editing
  • 10. Printing Digitally
  • 11. Organizing, Storing, and Presenting Work
  • 12. Lighting
  • 13. Extending the Image
  • 14. View Camera
  • 15. Seeing Photographs
  • 16. History of Photography
Features & benefits
The text serves as an easy guide for beginning photographers and a quick reference for those with some experience
  • The hallmark easy-to-use format has been retained, with a single idea, skill, or technique covered on every two facing pages.
  • Boldfaced topic sentences outline the text on every page.
  • Workflow routines are presented in a step-by-step manner so that they are easy to follow and understand.
  • Integrated coverage of digital and chemical camera techniques throughout the text meets the needs of students using an all-digital, all-chemical, or mixed workflow.
Comprehensive coverage of technical information helps students master key techniques
  • Chapters 1–5 offer comprehensive coverage of general photographic techniques and camera handling. Key topics include digital and film cameras, lenses, sensors and film, and exposure, along with colour theory and practice.
  • Chapters 6–7 cover the use of film. Black-and-white film development and darkroom printing are shown in detail, along with equipment information and safety procedures.
  • Chapters 8–11 on digital technique explore the current state of digital photography.
    • Chapter 8 introduces software applications that manage a digital workflow, coverage of which is integrated throughout the following chapters.
    • Chapters 9 and 10 survey the options available when adjusting or printing a single image.
    • Chapter 11 covers the organising of an archive for storing photographs that may have no physical form. This chapter also suggests methods and products to help students to quickly find one image among thousands, and offers finishing techniques for making prints look great on the wall of a bedroom, a classroom, or a museum.
  • Chapters 12–13 cover lighting, ways to extend the photographic medium, and special techniques (such as the making of pinhole cameras, cyanotypes, and gum bichromate prints).
  • Chapters 15–16 continue the presentation of great historic and contemporary photographs, discussing the reasons they succeed and the ways students might aspire to similar accomplishment with their own photos.
  • A fully illustrated troubleshooting section covers film processing, darkroom printing, and digital photography. This helpful section presents technical problems, explains their causes, and outlines ways to prevent them.
An emphasis on improving visual awareness helps students hone in on the visual world around them
  • Demonstration photographs integrated throughout the text make concepts easy to understand. Hundreds of illustrations by the best photographers show how they have made effective use of various technical concepts. Examples include the photographs illustrating lens focal length and as well as how two photographers use electronic flash plus available light.
  • Photographer at Work pages throughout the book feature interviews with photographers who have developed successful careers. These features cover an internationally exhibited artist, an advertising photographer who photographs cars that aren’t really there, and the originator of an online photo destination that reaches over 1.5 million people each month.
  • Over two-dozen new fine art photographs illustrate technical concepts and help students develop visual awareness. The Twelfth Edition adds a wealth of images from contemporary and twentieth-century photographers including Gregory Crewdson, Hellen van Meene, Shirin Neshat, and Jeff Wall.
  • Chapter 15, Seeing Photographs, deals with composition, tonality, sharpness, and other visual elements that will help students make better pictures themselves, and see other people’s photographs with a more sophisticated eye.
  • Chapter 16, History of Photography, surveys the history of photography to help students place today’s photography—as well as their own—in a historical context.
Access Code info.

To get the most out of your eBook you need to download the VitalSource Bookshelf software. This software is free to download and use. View the VitalSource Bookshelf system requirements here.

Download Information: Once purchased, you can view and/or download your eBook instantly, either via the download link which you will receive as soon as you complete your online order or by viewing the download link against the order in the My Account area of this website.

Please note: eBooks are available for download immediately and cannot be returned once purchased.