Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixels, 5th Edition
The classic textbok for Color Photography courses is back in print and completely revamped for a digital photography audience. Students learn from step-by-step instruction, illustrative charts, and unbelievably inspirational imagery. World-renowned artists give insight as to "how they did that" and the author provides challenging assignments to help take photography to a new level. With aesthetic and technical instruction like no other, this book truly is the bible for color photography... [more]
Photographic Composition: A Visual Guide
However amazing the subject or technically excellent the photography, the single biggest factor in deciding whether a photograph is good or bad is how well it is composed.
Photographic Composition Visualized offers a unique take on this fundamental issue by offering instruction in a visual format - the book is laid out in a unique spread format of a beautiful image on one page, with an in-depth break down of why the rule of composition works in the image, but also how a photographer can apply it to their own photography.
Inspirational, instructive, and, most importantly, visually stunning and beautiful, photography master Richard Zakia teaches the lessons he has learned from over 40 years as a photographer. This is the book every photographer needs to own in order to create the outstanding images they always wanted to - but didn't know how... [more]
Langford's Basic Photography: The Guide for Serious Photographers,
Michael Langford was a renowned author, teacher and practitioner of photography. His Langford's series of books been established photography bibles sincve the mid 1960s, and have inspired millions of photographers.
Langford's Starting Photography offers a fun introduction to the subject. The focus is on teaching the fundamentals of photography for those wishing to move beyond happy-snapping, and looking to get to grips with the creative side of the camera.
Langford's Basic Photography offers a sound foundation in the subject of photography, augmented with project-based learning, and would be appropriate for introductory photography courses. It takes a more structured approach than Starting, with chapter summaries and projects at the end of each section.
Langford's Advanced Photography is the advanced-level companion to Basic. Together, the two books offer a complete course in the study of Photography, both historical and practical, artistic and pragmatic... [more]
Digital Photography Best Practices and Workflow Handbook:
A Guide to Staying Ahead of the Workflow Curve
Teaching students how to manage their digital files can be extremely challenging. Authors Patti Russotti (professor at R.I.T.) and Richard Anderson (board member of the ASMP) provide you with the best workflow practices for planning and capturing to archiving your digital photography and everything in between. Stay current with the accompanying website that provides resources and links for ever changing technology and the latest advances in workflow, including interactivity, QuickTime movie tutorials, the Seminar series presentations and interviews with professional photographers.Co-published with the American Society of Media Photographers and DPBestflow (A Library of Congress funded project) Digital Photography Best Practices and Workflow Handbook is the most trusted resource for digital photographers and digital imaging artists... [more]
Langford's Starting Photography: The Guide to Creating Great Images,
The Focal Press introductory photography book, this authoritative classic by leading photography writer and lecturer Michael Langford has been refreshed and revised by best-selling photography author Philip Andrews for today's photographers. Strongly focused on digital, but with key references to traditional photography where relevant, to offer a full grounding in the topic, Langford's Starting Photography is an ideal technical introduction.
All the core basics are included, from how to select and compose a good picture to how different cameras operate and how to decipher their controls. Different subjects are explored, with advice on how to tackle people, places, animals, landscapes, and close-ups, and valuable guidance on presenting and assessing finished work. This established, detailed beginner's guide is the perfect choice if you're looking to develop your knowledge and skills and take your photography to the next level.... [more]