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1st Edition

The Visual Dictionary of Photography

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ISBN 9782940411047
Published August 9, 2021 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

The Visual Dictionary of Photography provides clear definitions of key terms and concepts, backed up by hundreds of illustrative examples. Covering practical terms, it deals with the terminology of both digital and traditional photography. David Präkel has produced an invaluable resource for anyone interested in photography, lens-based media and related visual arts. This book serves not only to explain terms and words but also acts as a source of inspiration, encouraging exploration through understanding.Over 250 terms are explained and contextualised, with concise definitions accompanied by illustrations and examples taken from historical and contemporary photography.The dictionary covers analogue terms still in current usage as well as modern digital terminology such as Raw format and High dynamic range. It also defines a wide variety of practical terms, including ISO speed, Backlighting and Noise, as well as conceptual terms and photographic styles, ranging from Photojournalism to Distortion.

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David Präkel runs his own photographic training workshops in Northumberland, UK. He has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education and has taught at all levels in universities, colleges, schools in both the UK and the US, as well as the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre in Harrow, London.


"The book is well laid out - easy to understand and nice to hold. I like how the author has included other pages to look at that are relevant to what you have just read. - Jill Enfield, Parsons The New School of Design, USA A very useful tool for teaching and learning, provides quick reference for students and helps them to learn essential terms relating to Photography. - Jesse Lyons, Warwickshire College, UK Excellent pocket guide to photographic terms & concepts. Wonderful for beginners through advanced students. - Alex Donis, Brentwood School, USA A perfect text to dip in and out of, essential for deeper understanding of terminology for the beginner. - Amelia Edwards, Cardiff & Vale College, UK"