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  • Langford's Starting Photography

    The Guide to Creating Great Images, 7th Edition

    By Philip Andrews

    Starting with the basics of camera control and moving on to shutter speeds, aperture, zoom and flash, Langford’s Starting Photography gives you the only introduction to digital photography you’ll ever need. Once you’ve mastered the basics, examples and projects allow you to explore the key methods…

    Paperback – 2015-10-27 
    Focal Press

  • Rethinking Photography

    Histories, Theories and Education

    By Peter Smith, Carolyn Lefley

    Rethinking Photography is an accessible and illuminating critical introduction to the practice and interpretation of photography today. Peter Smith and Carolyn Lefley closely link critical approaches to photographic practices and present a detailed study of differing historical and contemporary…

    Paperback – 2015-09-14 
    Routledge

  • Alternative Photographic Processes

    Crafting Handmade Images

    By Brady Wilks

    Alternative Photographic Processes teaches techniques, both analog & digital, allowing artists to bring a personal touch through manipulation of a photograph, the negative, and the print. This book stands apart from recent publications on alternative processes by presenting a range of new…

    Paperback – 2015-08-05 
    Focal Press

  • Exploring Color Photography

    From Film to Pixels, 6th Edition

    By Robert Hirsch

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-02-11
    Focal Press

  • Teaching Photography

    Tools for the Imaging Educator, 2nd Edition

    By Glenn Rand, Jane Alden Stevens, Garin Horner

    The photographic community is rife with talented and creative practitioners and artists. But making great photographs does not always translate into an ability to teach effectively. This new edition of Teaching Photography approaches photographic education from a point of view that stresses the how…

    Paperback – 2015-02-04
    Focal Press

  • Photography: A Critical Introduction

    5th Edition

    Edited by Liz Wells

    Photography: A Critical Introduction was the first introductory textbook to examine key debates in photographic theory and place them in their social and political contexts, and is now established as one of the leading textbooks in its field. Written especially for students in higher education and…

    Paperback – 2015-01-15
    Routledge

  • 20th Century Photographers

    Interviews on the Craft, Purpose, and the Passion of Photography

    By Grace Schaub

    Edited by George Schaub

    This book is a compilation of interviews and essays that cover a broad range of photographers and photographic disciplines. Each photographer profiled made a living by concentrating on a specific aspect of the craft, but in doing so transcended their livelihood to become recognized for more than…

    Paperback – 2014-12-08
    Focal Press

  • Michael Freeman's Perfect Exposure

    The Professional's Guide to Capturing Perfect Digital Photographs, 2nd Edition

    By Michael Freeman

    This second edition of Michael Freeman’s best-selling Perfect Exposure continues the celebrated approach to understanding exposure by laying out the necessary decisions and sequences a photographer faces with absolute clarity and completely updated coverage of the latest, powerful post-processing…

    Paperback – 2014-11-29
    Focal Press

  • Photography and Its Origins

    Edited by Tanya Sheehan, Andres Zervigon

    Recent decades have seen a flourishing interest in and speculation about the origins of photography. Spurred by rediscoveries of ‘first’ photographs and proclamations of photography’s death in the digital age, scholars have been rethinking who and what invented the medium. Photography and Its…

    Paperback – 2014-11-19
    Routledge

  • Photography 4.0: A Teaching Guide for the 21st Century

    Educators Share Thoughts and Assignments

    By Michelle Bogre

    An invaluable resource for photography educators, this volume is a survey of photographic education in the first decade of the 21st Century. Drawing upon her 25 years of teaching experience and her professional network, Michelle Bogre spoke with 47 photo educators from all over the world to compile…

    Paperback – 2014-08-20
    Focal Press

  • Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960

    By Robert Hirsch

    This groundbreaking survey of significant work and ideas focuses on imagemakers who have pushed beyond the boundaries of photography as a window on our material world. Through interviews with more than 40 key artists, this book explores a diverse group of curious experimentalists who have…

    Paperback – 2014-02-13
    Focal Press

  • Photography Beyond Technique: Essays from F295 on the Informed Use of Alternative and Historical Photographic Processes

    Edited by Tom Persinger

    Photography is not dying and has not died. It has been an ever-changing medium since its earliest days, and while near-obsession with the technology of the day may have defined photography over the course of its existence, photography is so much more than hardware and software. Photography is…

    Paperback – 2014-01-20
    Focal Press

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