Sunday, April 5, 2009

Light and Lens - Photography in the Digital Age

Pobert Hirsch 2007 416 pages PDF 23 MB

Light & Lens: Photography in the Digital Age is a groundbreaking introductory
book that clearly and concisely provides the instruction and building blocks
necessary to create thought-provoking digitally based photographs. It is an
adventurous idea book that features numerous classroom-tested assignments and
exercises from leading photographic educators to encourage you to critically
explore and make images from the photographers’ eye, an aesthetic point of view.

The fundamental grammar of photography is based on how a camera
utilizes light and form to record an image that is then interpreted
through societal visual codes that have evolved over centuries of
imagemaking. Learning how to operate a camera, gaining an awareness
of how light can reveal or suppress a subject’s attributes, and
then making a print or other form of visual presentation are the fi rst
steps one must master to transform an abstract idea into a physical
(photographic) reality. This text introduces basic camera methods
and visual construction blocks, gives examples of how and why other
photographers have applied them, provides basic working procedures,
and encourages readers to experiment and make modifi cations
to the process to achieve their own results. Once a basic understanding
of picture-making is obtained, control over the process can begin.
To acquire the maximum benefi t from this book, the reader should
begin thinking about how photography can be used to construct a
meaningful expression. This puts process in service of concept to
create meaningful content. This can occur when the heart and the
mind combine to form an idea from the imagination and fi nd the
most suitable technical means of bringing it into existence.

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