Light & Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, published by Focal Press, guides you in creating thought-provoking, digitally based photographs from start to finish. Whether you're a photography student in beginning to intermediate digital imaging courses, or a serious amateur photographer who wants to learn more about digital photography, "Light & Lens" will clearly and concisely provide you the instruction and building blocks necessary to create compelling images.
- Acquire a basic foundation for digital photography
- Light and Lens covers the fundamental concepts of image-making; how to use today's digital technology to create compelling images; and how to output and preserve images in the digital world.
- Explore the history, theory and methods of digital image-making
- Light and Lens translates the enduring aesthetics of art photography into the digital realm. You'll view, capture and think about images from a new perspective.
- Write about your experience
- Light and Lens Increases your ability to analyze, discuss and write about your own work and the images of others.
- Learn with exercises and assignments
- Exercises and assignments by leading digital educator are priceless; they send photographers on a personal journey that will end with a strong visual statement.
- Solve visual problems and overcome image challenges
- Whether you use a digital SLR or a point-and-shoot camera, you'll get new strategies to master composition, design and light.
- Inspirational imagery on every page
- With a balanced mix of contemporary and historical work that teaches the photographer with real-art visuals, view the full range of the digital terrain with stunning images and commentary by over 190 international artists.
- About the author
- Robert Hirsch is a renowned photographer, educator, historian and writer. His book credits include Photographic Possibilities: The Expressive Use of Ideas, Materials and Processes; Exploring Color Photography: From the Darkroom to the Digital Studio; and Seizing the Light: A History of Photography. He has had many one-person shows and curated numerous exhibitions. Hirsch has also conducted many workshops and interviewed eminent photographers of our time. The former executive director of CEPA Gallery, he is now the director of Light Research in Buffalo, New York, and on the Visual Studies faculty of University of Buffalo/The State University of New York.
- Table of contents
1. Why We Make Pictures: A Concise History of Visual Ideas
2.Design: Visual Foundations
3.Image Capture: Cameras, Lenses, and Scanners
4.Exposure and Filters
5.Seeing with Light
6.Observation: Eyes Wide Open
7.Time, Space, Imagination and the Camera
8.Digital Studio: Where the Virtual Meets the Material World
9.Presentation and Preservation
10.Seeing with a Camera
11.Solutions: Thinking and Writing About Images
12.Photographer on Assignment
Addendum I: Safety
Addendum II: Careers