Helps to learn what you need to know about photography. This title enables you to learn what you need to know about cameras; from the theory of how they work, to choosing the right digital or film camera for your specific needs. It includes tips on the technicalities of taking photos.
A guide to digital photography. It helps you find out how to manipulate your pictures to perfection and pick up trouble-shooting advice to help you overcome common problems with software and output. It helps you learn the capabilities and limitations of various types of cameras, from compacts to top of the range dSLRs.
Contains essays and previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions and catalogues in which Berger probes the work of photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and W Eugene Smith - and the lives of those photographed - with fierce engagement, intensity and tenderness.
Covers the period from the early 1960s - when video art first appeared as a distinctive medium - into the 1990s - when digital technology merged video's distinctive practice with that of independent film-making and photography. This work is intended for those with an interested in art history and contemporary art practice.
This survey offers fresh insights into 150 years of American photography, placing it in its cultural context for the first time. Examining this fascinating subject through portraiture and landscape photography, family albums and memory, Orvell explores the idea of 'truth' and manipulation in the digital age, and the notion of a visual history.
Written in a step-by-step logical manner, this manual explains how the key features of the camera operate, and the creative options each of these functions offer. There are suggestions on how to approach different subjects, and a section on assessing your own prints and identifying mistakes.
Provides detailed lessons on the elements of exposure and how each relates to depth of field, freezing and blurring action, and shooting in low light, demonstrating a diversity of creative choices in exposing a picture.
Visual Culture: The Reader provides an invaluable resource of over 30 key statements from a wide range of disciplines. Although underpinned by a focus on contemporary cultural theory, this Reader puts the study of visual culture and the rhetoric of the image at centre stage.
Features a critique of photography that asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. This title examines the ways in which we use these omnipresent images to manufacture a sense of reality and authority in our lives.
Packed with the essential secrets of the hottest Instagrammers around, all you have to do is put their advice into practice. With tips covering photographic techniques, captioning, codes of conduct, kit and managing your account, soon you too will be hailed as a Instragram icon!!!
An introduction to the study of visual culture, this book offers a view of 'visual culture' that includes not only images, but also other visual media and forms of expression, from architecture to fashion, design and the human body.
In a series of discussions of major themes and genres, Graham Clarke gives a clear and incisive account of the photograph's historical development, and elucidates the insights of the most interesting thinkers on the subject such as Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag.
The notoriously exclusive Pirelli Calendar, featuring glamorous shots of beautiful women, was first published in 1964. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the now-legendary institution that is the Pirelli Calendar, TASCHEN brings you a retrospective volume reproducing the complete calendars.
From the banks of the ancient Ganges River to the glamor of Beverley Hills, from living saints to Hollywood celebrities, Michael O'Neill's quest to capture the esssence of yoga spans time, space, and peoples. His stunning images celebrate how the age-old discipline of asanas has developed into a modern global community of 30 million practitioners.
Helps you learn everything you need to know about digital photography. This book covers the developments in digital cameras, equipment and software. It explores the pros and cons of all types of camera, from camera phones to top-of-the-range DSLRs. It also shows you how to manipulate your pictures to perfection and offers trouble-shooting advice.
Three years after the conclusion of his trilogy, On This Earth, the author returns to East Africa to photograph the escalating changes to the continent's natural world. In a series of epic panoramas, he records the impact of man in places where animals used to roam, but no longer do.
Helps you to build your photography skills. This learning programme is suitable for any aspiring photographer. It guides you through every aspect of digital photography, using a combination of tutorials, step-by-step photo shoots, practical assignments and fun Q&As. It enables you to understand and use your camera to its full potential.
Susan Sontag, one of the most internationally renowned and controversial intellectuals of the latter half of the twentieth century, still provokes. In 1979, Jonathan Cott, of Rolling Stone magazine, interviewed Sontag first in Paris and later in New York. This title publishes the entire transcript of Sontag's conversation.
Lee Miller's career encompassed several different careers: she was a successful model, then a leading Surrealist photographer; and then a war correspondent during World War II. Compiled by her son, this book offers a record of Miller's life and work.
Whatever you want to photograph, this guide to taking photographs shows you how to get it right. From still life to children's parties, it offers instructions to discover what equipment you may need, the best approach for each subject and how to compose, light, frame and take great shots. It also includes tips on everyday photography.
A study of the force of photographic images which are continually inserted between experience and reality. It develops further the concept of 'transparency'. It makes up an exploration of how the image has affected society.
Provides information about the photographer Claude Cahun, whose work was rediscovered in the 1980s. This book positions the artist in the context of the turbulent times in which she lived. It sees the photographs as part of Cahun's wider life as an artist and writer, a woman and lesbian and as a political activist in the early twentieth century.
From a Brazilian mine where 50,000 men haul heavy sacks of dirt up and down ladders in search of a nugget of gold, to a former lake in western Africa, where starving people walk over its surface of sand, photographer Sebastian Salgado explores the lives of the planet's often-ignored people.
A collection of essays, reviews, and lectures some of which have gained a cult following due to online postings by Tod Papageorge, one of the most influential voices in photography. It includes texts that examine the more general questions of photographys relationship to poetry.
Choosing 100 key photographs, the author examines what inspired each photographer in the first place, and traces how the piece was executed. She brings to light the layers of meaning and artifice behind these singular works, some of which were initially dismissed out of hand for being blurred.
This superb collection of imagery showcases the very best of the British Wildlife Photography Awards, an annual competition celebrating the breathtaking diversity of the natural history of the British Isles.
Features sixty-three short essays. Both a memoir and an exploration of the artistic process, this book not only reveals the author's particular experience as a gay artist captivated by the transience and physicality of his media and his life, but also his thoughts on the more technical aspects of his vocation.