Robert Hirsch’s Exploring Color Photography is the thinking photographer’s guide to color imagemaking. Now in its sixth edition, this pioneering text clearly and concisely instructs students and intermediate photographers in the fundamental aesthetic and technical building blocks needed to create thought-provoking digital and analog color photographs. 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, its stimulating assignments 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. It’s extensive and inspiring collection of images and accompanying captions allow makers to provide insight into how photographic methodology was utilized to visualize and communicate their objectives.
'Thoroughly 'user friendly', Exploring Color Photography is an ideal instructional textbook for college and university level photography curriculums and should be considered a critically important acquisition for professional and academic library Photography instructional reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists.' - Michael J. Carson, The Midwest Book Review
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.