424 pages | 350 Color Illus.
The new edition of this pioneering book allows students to acquire an essential foundation for digital photography.
Fully updated, it clearly and concisely covers the fundamental concepts of imagemaking, how to use digital technology to create compelling images, and how to output and preserve images in the digital world. Exploring history, methods, and theory, this text offers classroom-tested assignments and exercises from leading photographic educators, approaches for analyzing, discussing, and writing about photographs, and tools to critically explore and make images with increased visual literacy.
New to this edition:
Chapter 1—Why We Make Pictures
Chapter 2—Design: Visual Foundations
Chapter 3 –Image Capture: Cameras, Lenses, and Scanners
Chapter 4 – Exposure and Filters
Chapter 5 – Interpreting Light
Chapter 6 – Observation: Eyes Wide Open
Chapter 7 – Time, Space, Imagination, and the Camera
Chapter 8 – Digital Studio: The Virtual and the Material Worlds
Chapter 9 –Presentation and Preservation
Chapter 10 – Seeing with a Camera
Chapter 11 – Solutions: Thinking and Writing about Images
Chapter 12 – Imagemaker on Assignment
Addendum 1 – Safety: Protecting Yourself and Your Digital Imaging Equipment
Addendum 2 – Careers