The Making of Great Photographs

The Making of Great Photographs : Approaches and Techniques of the Masters of Photography

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The Making of Great Photographs is a collection of images by some of the most important photographers in history. Eamonn McCabe discusses the techniques and approaches employed by the masters in each image and, uniquely, how photographers can achieve similar effects using modern equipment. A great collection and a stimulating, practical insight into the work of the masters of the photographic medium. This collection features a wide range of styles: from the fascinating and beautiful early images of Julia Margaret Cameron, to twentieth-century masters such as Edward Weston and Paul Stran, from the pioneers of the process itself such as Fox Talbot, to the celebrated post-war documentarist Tony Ray Jones. The Making of Great Photographs is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of photography as well as practising photographers everywhere.
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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 216 x 240mm
  • Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
  • 75 colour photographs
  • 0715322206
  • 9780715322208

Table of contents

Photographers to be included: William Henry; Fox Talbot; Paul Strand; Dorothea Lange; Edward Weston; Peter Henry; Emerson Alfred; Stieglitz Brassai; Tony Ray Jones; Julia Margaret Cameron; And many more
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Eamonn McCabe was picture editor of The Guardian from 1988 - 2000 and is credited with changing the look of quality English newspapers. His own Intelligent sports photographs have been published for the last two decades and he has been Sports Photographer of the Year an amazing four times. In 1985 he was nominated Photographer of the Year and in 1988 appointed. Fellow at the National Museum of Photography Film and Television in Bradford. He lectures at colleges around the country on the role of the 'image' in the media writes regularly on photography in The Guardian and has recently returned to his own work in portraiture. He is currently an Honorary Professor at the Thames Valley University.
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