Equipment, Techniques, Digital Imaging, and ProjectsBook - 2005
Written by world-renowned photographer, writer, and broadcaster Tom Ang, Photography lavishly celebrates the most iconic photographs and photographers of the past 200 years.
Tracing the history of photography from its origins in the 1800s to the digital age,Photography: The Definitive Visual History is the only book of its kind to give a comprehensive account of the people, the photographs, and the technologies that have shaped the history of photography.
From the first black-and-white photography to photojournalism and contemporary street photography,Photography celebrates the most iconic photographs and profiles 50 of the most famous photographers, with special features on Pulitzer Prize-winners and thematic timelines on portrait, war, advertising, and fashion photography.
Dissecting classics such as Daguerre's Boulevard de Temple, Stieglitz's The Steerage, Rosenthal's Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, and McCurry's Afghan Girl, this amazing reference not only showcases incredible photographs, but tells their stories, in-depth, and is a must-have for anyone who appreciates the beauty of photography.
Baker & Taylor
Presenting a series of innovative visual manuals on a wide variety of popular subjects, these richly illustrated companions offers detailed cutaway views, maps, specially commissioned photographs, informative captions, and a fact-filled text as they cover the basics of different topics of interest.
Featuring a wealth of examples in b&w and color, this accessible guide provides broad coverage of film-based and digital photography. The volume opens with a gallery of works by important photographers such as Ansel Adams and Annie Leibovitz, followed by an overview of the history of the medium. The remaining chapters deal with the practical side of taking successful photographs, addressing such topics as working with light, adjusting sharpness, and creating a portfolio. Ang taught photography as a university professor for more than 12 years. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)