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Photography, 2nd Edition

Book Description

A complete introduction to photography, this book is an essential resource for students across the visual arts.

This accessible, inspirational guide explores the subjects and themes that have always obsessed photographers and explains technique in a clear and simple way. It introduces the work of the masters of the art as well as showing fresh, dynamic images created by young photographers from all over the world. The book also provides a valuable overview of careers in photography and a comprehensive reference section, including a glossary of technical vocabulary.

This second edition has been extensively updated, with a greater range of visual examples from master photographers and up-to-date information on digital photography. 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Contents
  4. Copyright
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    1. What’s so great about photography?
    2. Why do we like photographs?
    3. Catching the shutter bug
    4. How does photography work?
    5. The eye and the camera
    6. Colour and black and white
    7. Where has photography come from?
  6. 2. The Big Picture
    1. The portrait
    2. The self-portrait
    3. The city
    4. The landscape
    5. The still life
    6. The body
    7. Fashion
    8. Telling a story with photos
    9. The news photo
    10. Photojournalism and reportage
    11. Documentary photography
    12. Telling the story of war
    13. Telling a story in a book of pictures
    14. Sequence
    15. Persuasion
    16. Manipulation
  7. 3. The Bridge
    1. Finding inspiration
    2. Seeing things
    3. Creating your own projects
    4. The camera in the hands of artists
    5. In the digital age
    6. What makes a great photographer?
    7. What makes a great photograph?
    8. The world’s best-known pictures
    9. Trusting photographs
    10. A photographer’s responsibilities
    11. The snapshot
    12. The Lomo snapshot
    13. The camera – the time machine
    14. Beyond the print
    15. Where next for photography?
  8. 4. This Is A Camera, Now Go Out And Take Some Pictures
    1. The tools of photography
    2. The camera
    3. Selecting a camera
    4. Try these cameras
    5. The controls of the camera
    6. Lenses
    7. Focus – to infinity and beyond
    8. Aperture – the iris of the camera’s eye
    9. Shutter speed – all in the timing
    10. Exposure – bringing together aperture, shutter speed and focus
    11. Composition – order or disorder
    12. Black-and-white photography
    13. Colour photography
    14. Photography and light
    15. Photoshop
    16. The photographic studio – Narnia
    17. Pictures without a camera
  9. 5. So You Want To Be A Photographer?
    1. Photo opportunities
    2. Photographer’s portfolio – marketing
    3. Fashion magazines
    4. Design groups and advertising agencies
    5. Further photo opportunities
    6. Being an assistant – the sorcerer’s apprentice
    7. What do you need to be a photographer?
    8. Art college and university
    9. Competitions
    10. Stock libraries
    11. Your archive
    12. Exhibiting
    13. Prints and limited editions
  10. 6. The Bible
    1. Photography and the law
    2. The language of photography
    3. Photographers’ and artists’ websites
    4. Must-see photo books
    5. Index
    6. Photo sources and credits
    7. Acknowledgements