The Ansel Adams' Guide to Photography: Bk. 1

The Ansel Adams' Guide to Photography: Bk. 1

Paperback Ansel Adams's Guide to the Basic Techniques of Photography

By (author) Ansel Adams, By (author) Paul Schaefer

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  • Publisher: Bulfinch Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 214mm x 278mm x 22mm | 1,402g
  • Publication date: 15 April 1999
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0821225758
  • ISBN 13: 9780821225752
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Sales rank: 170,929

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Arguably the best book yet written for those wishing to pursue photography seriously, BASIC TECHNIQUES OF PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK 1 has been completely revised and updated in order to keep pace with fast-moving technological advances in the field. The revised edition includes more than fifty new illustrations offering still greater clarity in presenting Ansel Adams' legendary approach to photography. This revised edition provides information on: *variable contrast papers *digital cameras and view cameras * the Advanced photo system. BOOK 1 is organised to present the principles of black-and-white and colour photography to a broad range of photographers. It draws extensively on the philosophy and techniques of Ansel Adams, the best-known writer/teacher of photography of all time, and is profusely illustrated with Adams' own work as well as that of other photographers. John Schaefer skillfully interprets Adams' words, theories, and art as a foundation for a more clearly written, understandable and actively up-to-date guide to creative photography.

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Ansel Adams is widely regarded as the greatest photographic artist of the twentieth century. John P. Schaefer is a highly regarded photographer and author and a Trustee of The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

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** 'If the serious photographer could have but one book on the subject, by all odds, this would be it. Superb. PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA JOURNAL.

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Arguably the best book yet written for those wishing to pursue photography seriously, Basic Techniques of Photography, Book 1 has been revised and updated in order to keep pace with fast-moving technological advances in the field. The revised edition includes more than fifty new illustrations, offering still greater clarity in presenting Ansel Adams' legendary approach to photography.Since its publication in 1992, The Ansel Adams Guide: Basic Techniques of Photography, Book 1 has sold more than 100,000 copies and is used in many introductory photography courses. This revised edition offers new information on: -- variable-contrast papers -- view cameras and digital cameras -- recent technical changes in the Advanced Photo SystemBook 1 is organized to provide the principles of black-and-white and color photography to a broad range of photographers -- from the serious beginner to the advanced amateur. It draws extensively on the writings of Ansel Adams, the best-known writer/teacher of photography of our time, and is profusely illustrated with Adams' own work as well as that of other photographers. Numerous demonstration photographs and technical illustrations clarify the concepts and techniques that can seem bewildering to the novice photographer. In Book 1, John P. Schaefer skillfully uses Adams' words and art as a foundation for a comprehensive guide to creative photography, making this rewarding art accessible to all.