Langford's Basic Photography - This 9th edition of a classic work on photography covers everything. It deals with both the analog and digital worlds and can be considered a more-then-useful tool for pro and amateur alike.
Starting with the fundamentals of photography, i.e. light and exposure, you'll be taken through the rudiments and then on to more advanced topics as composition and "how to" sections. Most importantly, the book is a real in-depth study of the art of photography and leaves no stone unturned.
This 9th edition book contains material that reflects the changes that have taken place in the industry. Changes such as an expansion and overhaul of the information on digital cameras and digital printing; an emphasis on updating photographs to include a wider range of international work; replacement of many diagrams with photos; overhaul of the analog sections to give a more modern tone (i.e. exposure measurement and film and filters with some more dynamic photo illustrations); a fully edited and updated photography time line.
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, this book should be considered a solid reference tool for your home or studio.
About the Author: Michael Langford, Renowned author, teacher, and practitioner who inspired thousands and taught many more as Photography Course Director at the Royal College of Art, London, UK.
Anna Fox, Head of the BA Photography Program at The Surrey Institute of Art & Design and has been working in photography for almost twenty years.
Richard Sawdon Smith, Former Director of Arts Program and Principle Lecturer at University College for the Creative Arts.