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Langford's Basic Photography

The Guide for Serious Photographers, 10th Edition

Edited by Anna Fox, Richard Sawdon Smith


554 pages

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This seminal photography text, now in its 10th edition and celebrating its 50th anniversary, has been revamped, reorganized, and modernized to include the most up-to-date, need to know information for photographers. Ideal for students, beginners, and advanced users wanting to brush up on the fundamentals of photography, this book is a must have for any photographer’s bookcase. The heart of this text, however, retains the same comprehensive mix of scholarly and practical information.

The new edition has been fully updated to reflect dynamic changes in the industry. These changes include:

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 analogue sections to give a more modern tone (ie exposure measurement and film and filters with some more dynamic photo illustrations).

Table of Contents

1 what is photography, 2 light - how images are formed, 3 lenses, 4 cameras, 5 exposure - digital and analogue, 6 organising the picture, 7 lighting &filters, 8 digital workflow – from capture to realization, 9 analogue workflow – from capture to realization, 10 digital post-production, 11 darkroom b/w printing and techniques, 12 moving still, 13 Finishing and presenting work

About the Editors

Michael Langford was a renowned author, teacher, and practitioner. He inspired thousands because of his skill that balanced art and technique and taught many more as Photography Course Director at the Royal College of Art, London, UK.

Anna Fox is an internationally renowned photographer and is Professor of Photography at University for the Arts, Farnham, UK.

Richard Sawdon Smith is Professor of Photography and Dean of Media at Norwich University of the Arts, UK. He is an award-winning photographer, published and exhibiting worldwide for over 25 years.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques / General
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / General
PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques / Digital (see also COMPUTERS / Digital Media / Photography)