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Focal Press presents the sixth edition of Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixels, a hardcover book by Robert Hirsch with Greg Erf as lead contributor. This volume is the thinking photographer's guide to color image-making. It is a pioneering text that clearly, concisely instructs students and intermediate photographers in the fundamental aesthetic and technical building blocks of digital and film photography.
Taking both a conceptual and pragmatic approach, the book avoids getting bogged down in complex, ever-changing technological matters, allowing it to stay fresh and engaging. Known as the Bible of Color Photography, it offers stimulating assignments that encourage students to be adventurous and to take responsibility for learning and working independently. The emphasis on design and postmodern theoretical concepts stresses the thought process behind the creation of intriguing images. The book's extensive and inspiring collection of images and accompanying captions provides insight into how photographic methodology was utilized to visualize and communicate the photographer's objectives.
Benefit from Knowledge, Discussion, and Images
The text continues to deliver inspiring leadership in the field of color photography with updated and accurate information, ideas, commentary, and history, as well as a diverse collection of contemporary images and expanded smartphone photography coverage.
A "Problem Solving and Writing" chapter offers methods and exercises that help you learn to be a visual problem solver. This chapter enables you to discuss and write succinctly about the concepts at the foundation of your work.
Take Advantage of Web Resources
Exploringcolorphotography.com, the companion website, has been revamped and updated to feature more student and teacher resources, including a new web-based timeline called "As It Happened: A Chronological History of Color Photography."
1. Color Photography Concepts
2. A Concise History of Color Photography
3. Exposing the Light
4. Filtering the Light
5. Seeing the Light
6. Visual Language of Color Design
7. Working Color Strategies
8. The Interaction of Color, Movement, Space, and Time
9. Digital Input
10. Analog Input: Color Films
11. Digital Output
12. Analog Output: Color Printing
13. Color Projects
14. Photographic Problem Solving and Writing
15. Presentation and Preservation
Robert Hirsch is a photographer, writer, and curator who serves as the director of Light Research (lightresearch.net). His books include the following:
Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age
Seizing the Light: A Social History of Photography
Photographic Possibilities: The Expressive Use of Equipment, Ideas, Materials, and Processes
Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960
Hirsch is a former Associate Editor for Digital Camera (UK) and Photovision, and a contributor to Afterimage, exposure, Contact Sheet, The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography, History of Photography, The Photographic Collector, The Photo Review, and World Book Encyclopedia. Additionally, he is a former Director of CEPA Gallery. Hirsch's work has been exhibited in over 200 solo and group shows.
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