A Short Course in Photography: Film and Darkroom eBook (10e) : 9780134639413

A Short Course in Photography: Film and Darkroom eBook (10e)

Stone,J et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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About the book: For courses in the fundamentals of photography. A Short Course in Photography: Film and Darkroom, 10th Edition introduces students to the fundamentals of photography including black-and-white, colour, and digital. Topics covered include equipment, accessories, the exposure and development of film, and the making and finishing of prints. The authors also offer advice on how to select the shutter speed, point of view, or other elements that can make the difference between an ordinary snapshot and an exciting photograph. All aspects of photography are clearly explained, with every pair of pages covering a complete topic, along with accompanying illustrations, diagrams, and photos.

In addition to learning the basics of photography, students will be exposed to photographs by great photographers and artists, including Deborah Willis, Roe Ethridge, and Gordon Parks. The 10th Edition includes new artistic examples by contemporary artists, technological updates, and discussion of the latest digital applications.

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Table of contents
  • 1. Camera
  • 2. Lens
  • 3. Film
  • 4. Exposure
  • 5. Developing the Negative
  • 6. Printing in a Darkroom
  • 7. Lighting
  • 8. Digital Photography
  • 9. Seeing Like a Camera
  • 10. History of Photography
Features & benefits

Unique features and topics introduce readers to the art of photography

  • Project boxes listed in the readings provide activities for students to try, reinforcing the technical and expressive skills they have learned.
  • Project boxes containing “How Did You Do” questions encourage students to think about the techniques used and their end results.
  • Readers will learn how to fine-tune prints by burning in and dodging (darkening or lightening selected areas) and by cropping the edges to concentrate attention on a particular portion of the scene.
  • Updated - An up-to-date Chapter 8 on digital photography includes information on the latest camera technology and software and integrates Adobe Photoshop with workflow applications.
  • Special attention is devoted to automatic focus and automatic exposure and how to override these features when it’s better to adjust the camera manually.
  • Updated - An updated Chapter 10, The History of Photography, traces the technical, social, and artistic development of the medium since its inception.

Designed to make learning photography as easy as possible

  • Every set of facing pages covers a single topic, making for a simple, readable layout.
  • Detailed step-by-step instructions clarify each stage of extended procedures, such as negative development and printing.
  • Boldfaced headings make subtopics easy to spot, while page cross-references point out more detail on each subject.
  • Numerous photographs and drawings illustrate each topic.
    • New - New photographs by great contemporary artists, including Sam Comen, Adam Ekberg, Kate Joyce, David Leventi, Martina Lopez, Christoph Oberschneider, Todd Owyoung, Geoffrey Robinson, and Ian van Coller are included in this edition.
  • Types of lenses, types of film, lighting, and filters are discussed.
  • Updated - Technical updates and current product information is included throughout the text.
  • Updated - The latest information on health and safety precautions in the darkroom has been added.