Pearson Education Book: Photography, 12th Edition

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Pearson Education
Pearson Education Book: Photography, 12th Edition
Key Features
  • Authors: London, Upton & Stone
  • Paperback
  • Date Published: 2017
  • For Beginners & Experienced Shooters
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An easy guide for beginners and a quick reference for experienced shooters, Photography, 12th Edition from Pearson Education is a comprehensive and updated book designed to help today's photography students. Authors Barbara London, John Upton, and Jim Stone provide thorough, practical coverage of film and digital techniques, equipment, and workflows. You'll learn how to control photographic processes and discover how various photographers employ them for their own creative purposes. Benefit from interviews with successful photographers and enjoy the 24+ fine art photos added in this 12th edition.
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Pearson Education 9780134482026 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Easy Guide for Beginners & Quick Reference for Experienced Shooters
  • 3Comprehensive Coverage of Technical Info Helps Students Master Key Techniques
  • 4Improving Visual Awareness Helps Students Hone In On the Visual World Around Them
  • 5Table of Contents
  • 6About the Authors

An easy guide for beginners and a quick reference for experienced shooters, Photography, 12th Edition from Pearson Education is a comprehensive and updated book designed to help today's photography students. Authors Barbara London, John Upton, and Jim Stone provide thorough, practical coverage of film and digital techniques, equipment, and workflows. You'll learn how to control photographic processes and discover how various photographers employ them for their own creative purposes. Benefit from interviews with successful photographers and enjoy the 24+ fine art photos added in this 12th edition.

Easy Guide for Beginners & Quick Reference for Experienced Shooters

  • Intuitive format and layout from previous versions has been retained, with a single idea, skill, or technique covered on every two adjacent pages
  • Boldfaced topic sentences outline the text on every page
  • Workflow routines presented in step-by-step manner so they are easy to follow and understand
  • Integrated coverage of digital and film techniques throughout

Comprehensive Coverage of Technical Info Helps Students Master Key Techniques

  • Chapters 1-5 offer comprehensive coverage of general photographic techniques and camera handling. Key topics include digital and film cameras, lenses, sensors, film, and exposure, along with color theory and practice
  • Chapters 6-7 cover the use of film. Black-and-white film development and darkroom printing are shown in detail, along with equipment information and safety procedures
  • Chapters 8-11 explore the current state of digital photography
  • Chapter 8 introduces software applications that manage a digital workflow, and coverage of this is integrated throughout the following chapters
  • Chapters 9 and 10 survey the options available when adjusting or printing a single image
  • Chapter 11 covers the organizing of an archive for storing photographs that may have no physical form. This chapter also suggests methods and products to help students quickly find one image among thousands, and offers finishing techniques for making prints look great on the wall of a bedroom, classroom, or museum
  • Chapters 12 and 13 cover lighting, ways to extend the photographic medium, and special techniques (such as the making of pinhole cameras, cyanotypes, and gum bichromate prints)
  • Chapters 15-16 continue the presentation of great historic and contemporary photographs, discussing the reasons they are so successful and the ways students might aspire to similar accomplishments with their own photos
  • A fully illustrated troubleshooting section covers film processing, darkroom printing, and digital photography. It presents technical problems, then explains their causes and outlines ways to prevent them

Improving Visual Awareness Helps Students Hone In On the Visual World Around Them

  • Demonstration photos integrated throughout text make concepts easy to understand
  • Hundreds of illustrations by the best photographers show how they have made effective use of various technical concepts
  • Photographer at Work pages throughout the book feature interviews with photographers who have developed successful careers. These features cover an internationally exhibited artist, an advertising photographer, and the originator of a popular online photo destination
  • Over two dozen fine art photographs added in this 12th edition illustrate technical concepts and help students develop visual awareness. Enjoy a wealth of images from contemporary and twentieth-century photographers, including Gregory Crewdson, Hellen van Meene, Shirin Neshat, and Jeff Wall
  • Chapter 15, Seeing Photographs, deals with composition, tonality, sharpness, and other visual elements that will help students create better pictures and see other people's photographs with a more sophisticated eye
  • Chapter 16, History of Photography, surveys the history of photography to help students place today's photography--including their own--in an historical context

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started
2. Camera
3. Lens
4. Exposure, Sensors, and Film
5. Light and Color
6. Developing a Film Negative
7. Printing in a Darkroom
8. Basics of Digital Pictures
9. Image Editing
10. Printing Digitally
11. Organizing, Storing, and Presenting Work
12. Lighting
13. Extending the Image
14. View Camera
15. Seeing Photographs
16. History of Photography

About the Authors

Barbara London has written and co-written many photography books from their first editions to their current ones, including Photography, Photography: The Essential Way, A Short Course in Photography, A Short Course in Digital Photography, The Photograph Collector's Guide, and more.

Jim Stone is 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, and A Short Course in Digital Photography.

John Upton, Professor Emeritus, was for many years Chair of Photography at Orange Coast College, home to one of the largest photography departments in the U.S. He has curated a number of exhibitions, including Color as Form: A History of Color Photography. His work is included in many private and public collections, including the New York Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.

Pearson Education 9780134482026 Specs

SubjectFilm and digital photography
AuthorBarbara London, John Upton, and Jim Stone
Edition12th
Hard/Soft CoverPaperback
IllustrationsYes, photographs
ISBN Number9780134482026
PublisherPearson
Date Published2017
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11 x 11 x 1"
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