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The Daily Book of Photography

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Designed for both the photography enthusiast and weekend warrior, this daily reader offers a broad look at life through the camera lens. From brief biographies of world-renowned photographers to techniques in fashion photography and trends, there is something for every reader inside. Packed full of inspiring images and stimulating information, this book is a staple for everyone who loves to point and click. Ten categories of discussion rotate throughout the year: History of Photography, Famous Photographers, Photography 101, Fashion & Beauty, Photojournalism, Nature, Portraits, Social Commentary, Innovations, and Photographic Oddities.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Contents
  4. Introductions
  5. Day 1. Camera-derie
  6. Day 2. Ancient Times
  7. Day 3. Ansel Adams (1902–1984)
  8. Day 4. Night Photography
  9. Day 5. Double Exposure
  10. Day 6. Life as a Photojournalist
  11. Day 7. The Model Test
  12. Day 8. World’s Smallest Camera
  13. Day 9. Soul in the Window
  14. Day 10. Families
  15. Day 11. Definition of Photograph/Photograph
  16. Day 12. The First Photograph
  17. Day 13. Herb Ritts (1952–2002)
  18. Day 14. Filling Shadows
  19. Day 15. Capturing a Moment
  20. Day 16. Toolbox Essentials
  21. Day 17. Fashion Stylist Team
  22. Day 18. A Child’s Dream Comes to Life
  23. Day 19. Mini Mount of Olives
  24. Day 20. Uncle Sam Wants You
  25. Day 21. Types of Cameras
  26. Day 22. Thomas Wedgwood
  27. Day 23. Richard Avedon (1923–2004)
  28. Day 24. Birds of Prey
  29. Day 25. Conceptual
  30. Day 26. Serendipity: UC Berkeley Mascot
  31. Day 27. Shooting Youth with Drama
  32. Day 28. Impressionistic Photography
  33. Day 29. Sand Jumper
  34. Day 30. Poverty
  35. Day 31. SLR vs. Point and Shoot
  36. Day 32. Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre
  37. Day 33. Annie Leibovitz (1949–)
  38. Day 34. Sunrise
  39. Day 35. Group
  40. Day 36. Using Your Head, Not Your Gear
  41. Day 37. Working with a Makeup Artist
  42. Day 38. Undressing for Art
  43. Day 39. Succulent
  44. Day 40. Religion
  45. Day 41. Camera Modes
  46. Day 42. The Calotype
  47. Day 43. Anne Geddes (1956–)
  48. Day 44. Sunset
  49. Day 45. Comedians
  50. Day 46. Use of Light: Silhouetting
  51. Day 47. Working with a Hairstylist
  52. Day 48. Urban Legends I
  53. Day 49. Geen Toegang (No Entry)
  54. Day 50. Unity
  55. Day 51. Camera Settings
  56. Day 52. Stereoscopic Photography
  57. Day 53. Diane Arbus (1923–1971)
  58. Day 54. Low-Light Photograph
  59. Day 55. Use of Color
  60. Day 56. Capturing Action
  61. Day 57. Casting Your Talent
  62. Day 58. Ghost Photography
  63. Day 59. Santa Barbara Mission
  64. Day 60. Financial Disaster
  65. Day 61. The Shutter and Light
  66. Day 62. Photography and the American Civil War
  67. Day 63. Irving Penn (1917–2009)
  68. Day 64. Wind Farms
  69. Day 65. Artists
  70. Day 66. Celebration
  71. Day 67. Lights, Camera ...
  72. Day 68. Famous Fakes
  73. Day 69. Poppy Red Cars
  74. Day 70. Old Age
  75. Day 71. The Shutter and Motion
  76. Day 72. Motion Studies
  77. Day 73. Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004)
  78. Day 74. Farm Fields
  79. Day 75. Musicians
  80. Day 76. Right Place at the Right Time
  81. Day 77. Essential Light Modifiers
  82. Day 78. Tampering with History
  83. Day 79. As One
  84. Day 80. Homelessness
  85. Day 81. The Aperture and Light
  86. Day 82. Eastman Kodak
  87. Day 83. Edward Curtis (1868–1952)
  88. Day 84. Autumn Color
  89. Day 85. Drawing with Light
  90. Day 86. Specificity vs. Serendipity
  91. Day 87. Essential Light Modifiers
  92. Day 88. Revolver Camera
  93. Day 89. Vanitas
  94. Day 90. Greed
  95. Day 91. The Aperture and Depth of Field
  96. Day 92. The Study of Photography
  97. Day 93. Margaret Bourke–White (1904–1971)
  98. Day 94. Tranquility
  99. Day 95. Color Cross-Processed
  100. Day 96. Off-Field Score
  101. Day 97. Essential Light Modifiers
  102. Day 98. The Victorian Dead
  103. Day 99. Hong Kong from The Peak on a Summer Night
  104. Day 100. Mighty Transportation
  105. Day 101. Change One, Change Them Both
  106. Day 102. Oskar Barnack and the Leica
  107. Day 103. Imogen Cunningham (1883–1976)
  108. Day 104. The Tree
  109. Day 105. Use of Sunlight
  110. Day 106. Use of Light: Front Lighting
  111. Day 107. Secret Garden
  112. Day 108. Urban Legends II
  113. Day 109. Bay Bridge
  114. Day 110. Employment
  115. Day 111. Overview of Lenses
  116. Day 112. Nikon
  117. Day 113. Dorothea Lange (1895–1965)
  118. Day 114. Flowers
  119. Day 115. Environmental
  120. Day 116. Back Lighting
  121. Day 117. Setting the Mood of the Shoot
  122. Day 118. The Human Soul
  123. Day 119. Victoria Beach Tower
  124. Day 120. Daily Routines
  125. Day 121. Focusing Your Lens
  126. Day 122. Photograms
  127. Day 123. Helmut Newton (1920–2004)
  128. Day 124. Woodland Paths
  129. Day 125. Use of Shadow
  130. Day 126. Backlit
  131. Day 127. The Ring Flash
  132. Day 128. World’s Largest Camera
  133. Day 129. Still Life with Nail Polish
  134. Day 130. The War Machine
  135. Day 131. Focus and Depth of Field
  136. Day 132. Stroboscopic Photography
  137. Day 133. Patrick Demarchelier (1943–)
  138. Day 134. Nature Centers
  139. Day 135. Use of Location
  140. Day 136. Perspective
  141. Day 137. Wardrobing Your Subjects
  142. Day 138. Performance Art Meets Photography
  143. Day 139. Watching Sunrise
  144. Day 140. Humility
  145. Day 141. How Lenses Affect Perspective
  146. Day 142. Group f/64
  147. Day 143. Baron Wolman (1937–)
  148. Day 144. Abstracts in Nature
  149. Day 145. Black and White
  150. Day 146. Negative Space
  151. Day 147. Influential Fashion Photographers—Past
  152. Day 148. Contemporary Daguerreotypes
  153. Day 149. Dark Versus Light, Day Versus Night
  154. Day 150. Urban Decay
  155. Day 151. What Is ISO?
  156. Day 152. Kodachrome
  157. Day 153. Eadweard J. Muybridge (1830–1904)
  158. Day 154. Creating a Mood
  159. Day 155. Colorful
  160. Day 156. Framing
  161. Day 157. Lights, Camera ...
  162. Day 158. The Last First Contact
  163. Day 159. The End of the Line
  164. Day 160. Marketing Political Ideas
  165. Day 161. Overview of Exposure
  166. Day 162. Exakta and the Single-Lens Reflex
  167. Day 163. Edward Henry Weston (1886–1958)
  168. Day 164. Monarch Migration
  169. Day 165. Actors
  170. Day 166. Being Patient
  171. Day 167. Influential Fashion Photographers—Present
  172. Day 168. Urban Legends III
  173. Day 169. Tulip
  174. Day 170. Power
  175. Day 171. Light Meters
  176. Day 172. Gelatin Dry-Plate Process
  177. Day 173. Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–1879)
  178. Day 174. Cute Baby Animals
  179. Day 175. Polaroid
  180. Day 176. Being Patient
  181. Day 177. Developing Theme and Concept
  182. Day 178. Pigeon Photographers
  183. Day 179. Barbie Figure Study #2
  184. Day 180. Family Structure
  185. Day 181. Filters
  186. Day 182. Cyanotypes
  187. Day 183. Robert Capa (1913–1954)
  188. Day 184. Lovable But Homely Babies
  189. Day 185. Wet Collodion
  190. Day 186. Off-Field Score
  191. Day 187. Urban Location Scouting
  192. Day 188. “Witch” Photography
  193. Day 189. Moonshimmering Waterfall and Aurora Borealis
  194. Day 190. Gender
  195. Day 191. Lens Add-Ons
  196. Day 192. LIFE Magazine and Photojournalism
  197. Day 193. Mary Ellen Mark (1940–)
  198. Day 194. The Macro World
  199. Day 195. Outtakes
  200. Day 196. Jubilation
  201. Day 197. Lights Camera. . .
  202. Day 198. Lost Authors
  203. Day 199. Shadow Bench, Shadow Path, and Dark Door
  204. Day 200. The First Family
  205. Day 201. Using Natural Light
  206. Day 202. Twin-Lens Camera
  207. Day 203. Walker Evans (1903–1975)
  208. Day 204. Hawk In Flight
  209. Day 205. Five Minutes
  210. Day 206. Panning for Effect
  211. Day 207. Collecting Props that Inspire
  212. Day 208. The Photographer of the Mine
  213. Day 209. Golden Gate PanoPlanet
  214. Day 210. Separation
  215. Day 211. Using Artificial Light
  216. Day 212. Instant Photography
  217. Day 213. Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946)
  218. Day 214. Wading Birds
  219. Day 215. Freeze Frame
  220. Day 216. Capturing Action
  221. Day 217. The Windblown Look
  222. Day 218. Photographing the past
  223. Day 219. The Lonely Pontiac®
  224. Day 220. Technology
  225. Day 221. Subject Matter
  226. Day 222. The Nikon F
  227. Day 223. Minor Martin White (1908–1976)
  228. Day 224. Combining Light
  229. Day 225. High speed Strobe
  230. Day 226. Framing
  231. Day 227. Black and White Photography
  232. Day 228. Urban Legends IV
  233. Day 229. Under shifting Sand
  234. Day 230. The Female Vote
  235. Day 231. Framing Your Subject Matter
  236. Day 232. Underwater Photography
  237. Day 233. Willing Eggleston (1939–)
  238. Day 234. Water on the Rocks
  239. Day 235. Slow Synch Strobe
  240. Day 236. Negative Space
  241. Day 237. Fashion Apparel On Location
  242. Day 238. Eerie Solitude
  243. Day 239. Bernal Heights Wormhole
  244. Day 240. Providing Life’s Essentials
  245. Day 241. Backgrounds
  246. Day 242. Color Photography
  247. Day 243. Philippe Halsman (1906–1979)
  248. Day 244. Stop Action
  249. Day 245. Architectural
  250. Day 246. Up Close and Personal
  251. Day 247. The Seamless Background
  252. Day 248. Composite Portraits
  253. Day 249. Lightning Assault
  254. Day 250. Discontent
  255. Day 251. Using Lines
  256. Day 252. Collodion Process
  257. Day 253. Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898–1995)
  258. Day 254. Narrow Depth of Field
  259. Day 255. Landscape
  260. Day 256. Use of Light
  261. Day 257. Couture Posing and Movement
  262. Day 258. Photographic Collages
  263. Day 259. Lights of Independence
  264. Day 260. Street Life
  265. Day 261. Using Shapes and Patterns
  266. Day 262. Magnum and Photo Collectives
  267. Day 263. Howard Schatz (1940–)
  268. Day 264. Wide Depth of Field
  269. Day 265. Cityscape
  270. Day 266. Framing
  271. Day 267. Posing Two Models
  272. Day 268. Urban Legends V
  273. Day 269. Found Cups with Spoon
  274. Day 270. Presidential Presence
  275. Day 271. Using Color and Contrast
  276. Day 272. Flash Photography
  277. Day 273. Man Ray (1890–1976)
  278. Day 274. Man and the Natural World
  279. Day 275. Onstage
  280. Day 276. Being Patient
  281. Day 277. Beauty Headshot Basics
  282. Day 278. Scanner as Camera
  283. Day 279. Rose in the Rain
  284. Day 280. War
  285. Day 281. Using Perspective
  286. Day 282. The Instamatic Camera
  287. Day 283. William Wegman (1943–)
  288. Day 284. Winter’s Fury
  289. Day 285. Serendipitous
  290. Day 286. Capturing Action
  291. Day 287. Competition Quality
  292. Day 288. Dog Photography
  293. Day 289. Earth Hour—Brisbane
  294. Day 290. Sexual Orientation
  295. Day 291. Finishing Your Work
  296. Day 292. Stock Photography
  297. Day 293. Andy Goldsworthy (1956–)
  298. Day 294. Natural Camouflage
  299. Day 295. Soft Strobe Lighting
  300. Day 296. Jubilation
  301. Day 297. Retouching
  302. Day 298. Camera Tossing
  303. Day 299. Brooklyn Bridge
  304. Day 300. The Vote
  305. Day 301. What Is a Cropping Ratio?
  306. Day 302. Photography Museums
  307. Day 303. Sally Mann (1951–)
  308. Day 304. The Insect World
  309. Day 305. Eyes to the Soul
  310. Day 306. Perspective
  311. Day 307. Post-Production Effects
  312. Day 308. Surreal Dreamscapes
  313. Day 309. Waning Gibbous
  314. Day 310. Quality of Life
  315. Day 311. Papers and Printing
  316. Day 312. Canon EOS
  317. Day 313. Cindy Sherman (1954–)
  318. Day 314. Out My Back Door
  319. Day 315. Inspired
  320. Day 316. Using a Motor Drive
  321. Day 317. Collaborating
  322. Day 318. Infrared Photography
  323. Day 319. St. Joseph's Church
  324. Day 320. Wealth
  325. Day 321. Mounting
  326. Day 322. Adobe Photoshop®
  327. Day 323. Robert Frank (1924–)
  328. Day 324. Back Lighting
  329. Day 325. Painterly Lighting
  330. Day 326. Casting Shadows
  331. Day 327. Working with Water
  332. Day 328. Photographing the Invisible
  333. Day 329. For Molly
  334. Day 330. Child Labor
  335. Day 331. Matting
  336. Day 332. Digital Photography
  337. Day 333. Robert Doisneau (1912–1994)
  338. Day 334. No Tripod? Find an Alternative
  339. Day 335. Use of Perspective
  340. Day 336. Use of Light
  341. Day 337. Shooting Lingerie
  342. Day 338. Urban Legends VI
  343. Day 339. Motorway Mayhem
  344. Day 340. Industry
  345. Day 341. Framing
  346. Day 342. Camera Phone
  347. Day 343. Yousuf Karsh (1908–2002)
  348. Day 344. The Digital Revolution
  349. Day 345. Optical Illusion
  350. Day 346. Anticipation
  351. Day 347. Natural Lighting and Beauty
  352. Day 348. The Kaleidoscopes of Ryo Ohwada
  353. Day 349. Alone
  354. Day 350. Health Care
  355. Day 351. Creative Projects for Digital Photographs
  356. Day 352. Autofocus
  357. Day 353. David “Chim” Seymour (1911–1956)
  358. Day 354. Be Prepared
  359. Day 355. Spiritual
  360. Day 356. Peace Out
  361. Day 357. Your Book, Your Future
  362. Day 358. Remembering the Revolution
  363. Day 359. The Hunt
  364. Day 360. Community
  365. Day 361. For Further Study
  366. Day 362. Kodak Goes Digital
  367. Day 363. Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989)
  368. Day 364. Changing Perspective
  369. Day 365. Interior Location
  370. Sources Cited
  371. Bibliography
  372. Additional Credits
  373. Acknowledgments
  374. About the Authors
  375. Copyright Page