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Photography Foundations for Art and Design, 4th Edition

Book Description

Photography: Foundations for Art and Design is the perfect introductory guide for those of you learning the basics of photography. Offering a clear and well-illustrated structured approach to the tools and techniques, it will also guide you through the important aspects of photography as a means of self-expression and communication.

The main focus is setting a comprehensive list of objectives and resources for clarity at the outset. A series of sequential study exercises intended as independent learning resources are provided and each exercise will help you to build design skills, teach you how to properly research, and execute work in a systematic manner.

This new edition includes more digital information and also an entire new chapter on Still Life.

Support materials are provided on the companion website: http://books.elsevier.com/companions/9780240520506/

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Halftitle
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Acknowledgements
  6. Contents
  7. Introduction:
    1. Introduction
    2. Introduction to students
  8. Foundation Module
    1. 1. The Frame
      1. Aims
      2. Composition
      3. Subject placement
      4. Balance
      5. Line
      6. Vantage point
      7. Depth
      8. Practical assignment
    2. 2. Light
      1. Aims
      2. Creating atmosphere
      3. Quality of light
      4. Direction of light
      5. Subject contrast
      6. Exposure compensation
      7. Depth of field
      8. Basic studio lighting
      9. Practical assignment
    3. 3. Time
      1. Aims
      2. Photographic techniques
      3. Flash photography
      4. Practical assignment
  9. Advanced Projects
    1. 4. Self Image
      1. Aims
      2. Practical assignment
    2. 5. Distortion
      1. Aims
      2. Distortion using the camera
      3. Computer manipulation
      4. Practical assignment
    3. 6. Photomontage
      1. Aims
      2. Political photomontage
      3. Photomontage in the media
      4. Photomontage in art
      5. Practical assignment 1
      6. Practical assignment 2
    4. 7. Landscape
      1. Aims
      2. Pictorial photography
      3. Realism
      4. Documentary
      5. Personal expression
      6. Expressive techniques
      7. The constructed environment
      8. Assignments
    5. 8. Portraiture
      1. Aims
      2. Environment
      3. Design
      4. Revealing character
      5. Connecting with new people
      6. Directing the subject
      7. Character study
      8. Assignments
    6. 9. Photo-story
      1. Aims
      2. Visual communication
      3. Capturing a story
      4. Creating a story
      5. Editing a story
      6. Ethics and law
      7. Assignments
    7. 10. Still Life
      1. Aims
      2. The influence of painting
      3. Pursuit of the aesthetic
      4. Point of view
      5. Background
      6. Lighting
      7. Composition
      8. Balance
      9. Dimension
      10. Focus
      11. Perspective
      12. Practical assignment
    8. 11. Visual Literacy
      1. Aims
      2. Manipulation techniques
      3. Glamor in advertising
      4. Ambiguity in advertising
  10. Technical Guides
    1. 12. Image Capture
      1. Mastering the machinery
      2. Digital cameras
      3. Exposure
    2. 13. Image Editing
      1. Aims
      2. Image capture - Step 1
      3. Cropping - Step 2
      4. Tonal adjustments - Step 3
      5. Color adjustments - Step 4
      6. Cleaning - Step 5
      7. Sharpening - Step 6
      8. Saving - Step 7
    3. 14. Printing
      1. 1. Preflight checklist
      2. 2. Keeping a record
      3. 3. Preparing a test print
      4. 4. Print preview
      5. 5. Printer driver
      6. 6. Analysing the test print
      7. 7. Maximizing detail
    4. 15. Screen Presentations
      1. Aims
      2. Appleā€™s iFamily
      3. PDF presentations
      4. Adobe Slide Show
      5. Creating a slide background
      6. PowerPoint
    5. 16. Resources
      1. Digital setup
      2. Commands and shortcuts
      3. The monitor
      4. File management
      5. Settinngs and preferences in Photoshop
      6. Photoshop or Photoshop Elements?
      7. Mac or PC?
      8. Student gallery
      9. Controlled test
      10. Progress report
      11. Work sheet
      12. Summer project
  11. Glossary
  12. Index