Pearson Education Book: A Short Course in Photography: Digital, Plus MyArtsLab with Pearson eText and Access Card (3rd Edition)

Pearson Education Book: A Short Course in Photography: Digital, Plus MyArtsLab with Pearson eText and Access Card (3rd Edition)

Pearson Education Book: A Short Course in Photography: Digital, Plus MyArtsLab with Pearson eText and Access Card (3rd Edition)

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  • Authors: Barbara London and Jim Stone
  • Learning Objectives at Start of Chapters
  • Added/Updated Photographs, Illustrations
  • Select Expanded Sections in Chapters
  • Demonstrates Basic Photo Techniques
  • Emphasis on Modern Techniques/Technology
  • MyArtsLab, Access Card, Pearson eText
  • Engaging Activities and Assessment
  • In-Depth Analyses of Relevant Work
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  • 1Description

Barbara London and Jim Stone's third edition of A Short Course in Photography: Digital from Pearson Education is a book that demonstrates basic techniques in digital photography. Modeled after the widely used A Short Course in Photography: Film and Darkroom, this volume presents photography entirely in its current, electronic form. It places greater emphasis on the most up-to-date learning techniques, allowing students to keep up with modern technology. Additionally, the MyArtsLab with an access card and a Pearson eText are included.

The book presents in depth the basic techniques of photography, and also covers the impact of computers on this important art form. MyArtsLab is an integral part of the London / Stone program. Engaging activities and assessment are part of a teaching and learning system that helps students gain a broader understanding of photography. With MyArtsLab, students can explore in-depth analyses of relevant artwork, architecture, artistic techniques, and more.

In this third edition, all chapters now have student learning objectives at the beginning. Photographs and illustrations have been added and updated throughout. Additionally, select sections have been expanded to provide more information.

Changes Made in This Edition

Overview of Changes
All chapters now have student learning objectives at the beginning.
Chapter 1
  • Photograph by Annie Leibovitz
  • 2-page spread on types and characteristics of digital cameras
  • Chart of intermediate shutter speeds
  • Chapter 2
  • Updated lens illustration
  • Angle-of-view comparisons for APS-C lenses
  • Photographs by Rebecca Cummins, Alison Carey, Javier Manzano, and Laurisa Galvan
  • Chapter 3
  • Expanded coverage of color systems, added categories of "color characteristics"
  • Illustrations for white balance, graphics for color temperature, and discussion of light bulb qualities
  • Photographs by Maria Robledo, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, and Deborah Willis
  • Chapter 4
  • Two expanded sections
  • Photographs by Martha Rosler, Meggan Gould, Carrie Mae Weems, and David Taylor
  • Expanded coverage of workflow programs
  • Chapter 6
  • Installation photographs from Ron Jude and the Family of Man, with a discussion of having an exhibition­
  • Chapter 7
  • Updated information on workflow programs and sidecar files
  • Chapter 8
  • Introduces judging flash exposure with the histogram display and manual exposure mode
  • Chapter 9
  • Photographs by Christopher Killip, Arnold Newman, and Roe Ethridge
  • Two-page spread on "Assembled to be Photographed" with photographs by Lori Nix and Jeff Wall
  • Chapter10
  • Two-page spread on the new acceptance of color photography in the 1970s
  • Photographs by Nancy Burson, Ashley Gilbertson, William Eggleston, and Stephen Shore
  • Table of Contents

    Brief Table of Contents
    Chapter 1. Camera
    Chapter 2. Lens
    Chapter 3. Light and Exposure
    Chapter 4. The Digital Darkroom
    Chapter 5. Image Editing
    Chapter 6. Printing and Display
    Chapter 7. Organizing and Storing
    Chapter 8. Lighting
    Chapter 9. Seeing Like a Camera
    Chapter 10. History of Photography

    Detailed Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Camera
    Getting Started: Getting your camera ready
    Focusing and setting the exposure
    Exposure readout
    Exposing images
    What will you photograph?
    Types of cameras
    Basic Camera Controls
    More about Camera Controls
    Inside a digital single-lens reflex camera
    Shutter Speed Affects light and motion
    Use it creatively
    Aperture Affects light and depth of field
    Shutter Speed and Aperture Blur vs. depth of field
    Getting the Most from Your Camera and Lens
    Chapter 2. Lens
    Lens Focal Length: The basic difference between lenses
    Normal Focal Length: The most like human vision
    Long Focal Length Telephoto lenses
    Short Focal Length Wide-angle lenses
    Zoom, Macro, and Fisheye Lenses
    Focus and Depth of Field
    Automatic Focus
    Depth of Field: Controlling sharpness in a photograph
    More about Depth of Field: How to preview it
    Perspective: How a photograph shows depth
    Lens Attachments: Close-ups and Filters
    Chapter 3. Light and Exposure
    Sensor and Pixels
    Pixels and Resolution
    Color in Photography
    White Balance
    Using Histograms
    Exposure Meters: What different types do
    How to calculate and adjust an exposure manually
    Overriding an Automatic Exposure Camera
    Making an Exposure of an Average Scene
    Exposing Scenes that are Lighter or Darker than Average
    Backlighting
    Exposing Scenes with High Contrast
    HDR: High dynamic range
    Chapter 4. The Digital Darkroom
    Equipment and Materials You'll Need
    Pictures Are Files
    Digital Color Modes, gamuts, spaces, profiles
    Channels
    Calibrating for accuracy
    Working with Camera RAW
    Setting up a Workflow: Stay organized
    Workflow programs: Aperture and Lightroom
    Importing an Image
    Scanning
    Chapter 5. Image Editing
    Getting Started: Editing an Image
    Adjusting Image Levels
    Curves
    Adjusting Part of an Image Selection
    More Techniques
    Layers
    Retouching
    Sharpening
    Compositing
    Color
    Intro to black and white
    Filters
    An Editing Workflow
    Ethics and Digital Imaging
    Chapter 6. Printing and Display
    Printers and Drivers
    Papers and Inks
    Soft Proofing
    Panoramic Photographs
    Presenting Your Work: Framing
    Matting a print
    Mounting a Print: Equipment and materials you'll need
    Dry Mounting a Print Step by Step
    Bleed Mounting/Overmatting
    Chapter 7. Organizing and Storing
    Image Storage
    Using Metadata
    Software for Organizing
    Archiving Images and Prints
    Chapter 8. Lighting
    Qualities of Light From direct to diffused
    Existing Light: Use what's available
    The Main Light: The strongest source of light
    Fill Light
    To lighten shadows
    Simple Portrait Lighting
    Using Artificial Light: Photolamp or flash
    More about Flash: How to position it
    Using Flash
    Chapter 9. Seeing Like a Camera
    What's in the Picture: The edges or frame
    The background
    Focus
    Which parts are sharp
    Time and Motion in a Photograph
    Depth in a Picture: Three dimensions become two
    Chaos becomes order
    Photographing for Meaning
    Portraits Informal: Finding them
    Formal: Setting them up
    Photographing the Landscape
    Photographing the Cityscape
    Photographing Inside
    Responding to Photographs
    Chapter 10. History of Photography
    Daguerrotype "Designs on silver bright"
    Calotype Pictures on paper
    Collodion Wet-Plate Sharp and reproducible
    Gelatin Emulsion/Roll-Film
    Base Photography for everyone
    Color Photography
    Early Portraits
    Early Travel Photography
    Early Images of War
    Time and Motion in Early Photographs
    The Photograph as Document
    Photography and Social Change
    Photojournalism
    Photography as Art in the 19th Century
    Pictorial Photography and the Photo-Secession
    The Direct Image in Art
    The Quest for a New Vision
    Photography as Art in the 1950s and 1960s
    Photography as Art in the 1970s and 1980s
    Digital Photography Predecessors
    Becomes Mainstream
    How to Learn More
    Troubleshooting
    Photographers' Web Sites

    Additional Features

    Guides Beginners
    The Getting Started section is ideal for those brand new to photography. This section will walk readers through the first steps of selecting and installing a memory card and setting menu options, as well as focusing sharply, adjusting exposure, and making their first pictures. To further introduce readers to digital photography, every two facing pages complete a single topic, helping readers to stay organized. Detailed step-by-step instructions clarify each stage of extended procedures.
    Explores Digital Techniques
    The latest in digital camera technology is examined, including the full-featured non-DSLR camera and cell phone cameras. With technical updates and current product information throughout, this section of the book teaches students techniques with the most current technology available. Coverage includes how to look at a scene in terms of the way the camera can 'see' and record it, and information 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.
    Encourages Interactive Activity
    Project boxes listed in the readings provide activities for students to try, reinforcing the skills they have learned. These projects are designed to help develop technical and expressive skills. Project boxes contain "How Did You Do" questions, helping students to think about the techniques used and their end results.
    Identifies How to Make Better Prints
    Includes information about how to adjust photographs with image-editing software, as well as how to select ink and paper and then print and display images in a mat and frame.
    Covers Automatic Focus and Exposure
    Special attention is devoted to automatic focus and automatic exposure. Readers will learn what automatic focus and automatic exposure do and how to override these features when it is better to adjust the camera manually.
    Engages and Assesses Students' Learning with MyArtsLab
    MyArtsLab includes practice quizzes, guided Closer Look tours, and more. Also included are Shelton Muller "Five Minute Photographer" tutorials containing lessons on how to understand flash, lighting, and depth of field, and how to manage digital files.

    About the Authors

    Jim Stone
    Jim Stone is an Associate Professor of Photography at the University of New Mexico. His photographs have been collected by the Museum of Modern Art and The Smithsonian American Art Museum, among many others. Books of his work include Stranger Than Fiction (Light Work, 1993), Historiostomy (Piltdown Press, 2001), and Why My Pictures are Good (Nazraeli Press, 2005). He has also published six higher education titles that are widely used in university courses:
  • A User's Guide to the View Camera
  • Darkroom Dynamics
  • Photography, Photography: The Essential Way
  • A Short Course in Photography
  • A Short Course in Digital Photography
  • Barbara London
    Barbara London has authored and co-authored many photography books from their first editions to their current ones, including the following:
  • Photography, Photography: The Essential Way
  • A Short Course in Photography
  • A Short Course in Digital Photography
  • The Photograph Collector's Guide
  • In the Box
    Pearson Education Book: A Short Course in Photography: Digital, Plus MyArtsLab with Pearson eText and Access Card (3rd Edition)
  • MyArtsLab Access Card
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Type of Media Book
    Author Jim Stone
    Publisher Pearson Education
    Publication Date July 6, 2014
    10-Digit ISBN 0205991602
    13-Digit ISBN 9780205991600
    Number of Pages 224
    Binding Type Paperback
    Illustrated Yes
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.5"

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