Photography Masterclass?

Author: Paul Lowe,Simon Norfolk

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500544624

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Page: 288

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What makes some photographs stay in the memory forever? Sometimes it's the subject matter alone, but more often it's the skill of the artists who took them. The premise of this magnificent book is quite simple: take 100 leading examples of the work of the world's greatest photographers, and a distinguished academic will describe how they achieved their effects to allow you to recreate them yourself. Discover how to compose 'decisive moments' like Cartier-Bresson, use long exposures for landscapes like Simon Norfolk, and experiment with flash in daylight like Rineke Dijkstra.The images are arranged thematically, with engaging analysis of each image and a description of its technical make-up, along with a biography of each artist. The book showcases 100 of the greatest images in the history of the art and will provide an indispensable guide to the technicalities behind the well-known masterpieces and hidden gems in the world of photography. The photographers and their images were carefully selected by award winning photographer, educator and academic Paul Lowe, whose years of experience as a photojournalist and as a teacher gives unique and detailed insight into the working methods of these great image makers.

Behind the Camera

Creative Techniques of 100 Great Photographers

Author: Paul Lowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791382791

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Page: 288

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Both a how-to book and an overview of photography's great practitioners, this fascinating and informative profile of the world's best photographers reveals the techniques, strategies, and creative visions that are embodied in their oeuvre and inform the work of photographers everywhere. This book takes a penetrating look at the artistry of 100 master photographers to see exactly how they create impactful, timeless images. Divided into 10 thematic sections such as "Places," "Faces," "Stories," "Ideas," and "Moments," each chapter focuses on several photographers who excelled in these areas. These photographers are presented in beautifully designed spreads that combine their most celebrated images with a biographical sketch, excerpts from interviews, in-depth analysis of the chosen image, and detailed notes about their specific techniques. The selection of photographers includes Julia Margaret Cameron, Joel Meyerowitz, Walker Evans, Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, Weegee, Man Ray, and Robert Capa, among others. Each of these towering figures brought their own unique vision to their oeuvre and often employed unique techniques to create their works. While professional photographers will appreciate the greats, amateurs will find this book an educational resource and technical guide to creating their own distinctive body of work.

Digital Photography Masterclass

Author: Tom Ang

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146542119X

Category: Photography

Page: 360

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Join Tom Ang's masterclass for a one-on-one guide to every aspect of digital photography. You'll improve your skills, develop your eye and learn to take control of your camera in Digital Photography Masterclass. Learn to be a better photographer; find out how to imagine the results you want before achieving them. Discover how to master the complexities of lighting, composition and timing. Enhance your pictures with image manipulation, then start to specialise in what interests you; from sport to portrait, following Tom's tips on taking genre photos.

1001 Photographs You Must See in Your Lifetime

Author: Paul Lowe

Publisher: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books

ISBN: 9780789336606

Category:

Page: 960

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A new generation, enabled by selfie sticks and social media, is being drawn to photography, and this is the perfect book to inspire and illuminate their appreciation of the full and rich history of this seminal art form and its many genres and techniques. Award-winning photographer, critic, and educator Paul Lowe presents a carefully curated selection of the greatest still images--visually arresting, aesthetically complex, and historically significant--from the medium's earliest days to the present. Included are photographs from all over the globe, taken by both female and male photographers: famous iconic images, key signature works by notable photographers, and less familiar images that are nevertheless essential viewing. From 1850 to the present, from daguerreotype to digital, this book embraces all genres--documentary, portrait, photojournalistic, and more--as it traces the development of photography to the present day. It is organized chronologically with text that accompanies each photograph providing historical context and technical details. Each work is indexed by artist and by title, making it easy to find specific works and the oeuvres of particular photographers throughout the volume. Whether a gift or a self-purchase, this guide to the history and practice of photography is a must for budding amateurs and experienced practitioners alike.

Understanding Photojournalism

Author: Jennifer Good,Paul Lowe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472594924

Category: Photography

Page: 208

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Understanding Photojournalism explores the interface between theory and practice at the heart of photojournalism, mapping out the critical questions that photojournalists and picture editors consider in their daily practice and placing these in context. Outlining the history and theory of photojournalism, this textbook explains its historical and contemporary development; who creates, selects and circulates images; and the ethics, aesthetics and politics of the practice. Carefully chosen, international case studies represent a cross section of key photographers, practices and periods within photojournalism, enabling students to understand the central questions and critical concepts. Illustrated with a range of photographs and case material, including interviews with contemporary photojournalists, this book is essential reading for students taking university and college courses on photography within a wide range of disciplines and includes an annotated guide to further reading and a glossary of terms to further expand your studies.

Drawing Masterclass?

Creative Techn

Author: Guy Nobel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500293393

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Page: 288

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Drawing Masterclass explores the act of vision of the world's great artists, describing how the images were created to allow you to weave some of this magic into your own drawings. The book is organized into seven chapters covering important genres: nudes, figures, landscapes, still life and studies, heads, fantasy and abstraction. Each chapter selects a cross section of artists and examines their practice in detail, using key drawings. Each artist is described through one of 100 selected masterpieces, plus a biographical profile and a practical look at the way the drawing was made: the materials and technique, as well as an examination of the ideas and inspiration behind its making and how the artist's life might reflect their concerns. Light and shade, rhythm, form, space, contour and composition are all covered in detail. The book covers a broad historical and geographic sweep, and includes many of the most celebrated male and female artists.

1001 Photographs

You Must See Before You Die

Author: Paul Lowe

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781788400947

Category:

Page: N.A

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Is photography art, documentary or both? Should images simply reveal the world we live in, or provoke us to think, act and react? 1001 Photographs You Must See Before You Die is a visually arresting and invaluable guide to the history and practice of photography. Sweeping through the arts, fashion, society, war, peace, science and nature, the images in this enticing book are as eye-catching as the commentary is engaging. Some you have seen, others will be unfamiliar, but what all the photographs have in common is their ability to move you, shock you and open up the notion of what it is to be human. Organized chronologically by the date that each image was made, and featuring a reproduction of each photograph, the selection provides some fascinating and unexpected juxtapositions. Insightful text uncovers the creative process behind each image, revealing its visual, aesthetic and historic significance. Why was the photograph taken? Was it set up? What was the intention? How did the world react? From Roger Fenton to William Eggleston, from Henry Fox Talbot to Nick Knight, and from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Dorothea Lange, all the photographers featured in this book transgressed the boundaries of the camera with a skill and spirit that helped to develop their field into a highly evocative art form. Packed with information that will entertain, inform, educate and surprise you, 1001 Photographs You Must See Before You Die is an essential reference for all lovers of photography.

The Complete Photographer

Author: Tom Ang

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756672619

Category: Photography

Page: 400

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Following Tom Ang's Digital Photography Masterclass, The Complete Photographer encourages you to explore and experiment with different photography approaches, hone your skills, and find your own personal style. Tom Ang's tutorials are presented in a highly visual, logical way that makes concepts easy to grasp. Images are grouped together to reveal how different approaches to the same subject can produce dramatically different results. Individual images are analyzed to show why they are successful, and how specific effects are achieved. Side-by-side comparisons highlight common problems and show how to avoid them. Each tutorial includes an assignment that encourages the reader to experiment, think outside the box, and practice new skills. The Complete Photographer will provide inspiration and be a beautiful book to look at, as well as delivering engaging, hardworking content that unlocks the secrets of success for the reader and provides a fascinating insight into the techniques of the professionals.

Summer Food

New Summer Classics

Author: Paul Lowe,Nina Dreyer Hensley,Jim Hensley

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 9781616288235

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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Summer Food features more than 90 recipes for light and flavorful fare for every meal of the day—from brunch favorites to light suppers, refreshing cocktails, and fruit-forward desserts. Dishes like grilled escarole with plums and goat cheese; salmon with crème fraiche and garden herbs; quinoa with capers, torn basil, and tomatoes; and lamb burgers with minty pesto celebrate the fresh flavors of the season and are well suited for sharing with friends and family at alfresco meals. Gorgeous, photography throughout the book showcases the simplicity and beauty of summer cooking. Stunning scenic photography of the seaside, finished dishes, and summer ingredients, emphasize the book’s carefree nature and style. From Paul Lowe, founder of Sweet Paul Magazine, with Nina Dreyer Hemsley and Jim Hensley. The perfect solution for home cooks who want easy, fresh recipes for light and flavorful fare that makes the most of seasonal ingredients and eating outdoors. With crowd-pleasing yet wholesome recipes like orzo with grilled corn, olives, torn basil and tomatoes; watermelon and chili salsa; grilled beets with mustard sauce; grilled pizza with pesto and prosciutto; lamb burgers with mint and feta dressing; and linguine with lox, lemon, and dill, this enticing collection is full of great ideas for low-key meals and simple menus for picnics and barbecues.

Masters of Photography

Classic Photographic Artists of Our Time

Author: Reuel Golden

Publisher: Carlton Books Limited

ISBN: 9781844420049

Category: Photography

Page: 256

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Photography & photographs: "Masters of Photography" is an indispensable and comprehensive guide to over 70 of the world's best-known photographers, from the pioneers of the early part of the century to the experimental artists who will take us into the future. Arranged in alphabetical order by photographer, each entry contains a selection of sumptuous reproductions of some of the photographer's most interesting and representative works. In addition there is an incisive appreciation of each of these most well-known or groundbreaking artists, including the technical background to their pictures, and a key facts panel detailing biographical details and the development of each photographer's career.

The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Photography

Author: Nathalie Herschdorfer

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500544990

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Page: 438

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Here is a comprehensive, accessible and authoritative illustrated reference to the history, art and science of photography. In one single, elegant volume, it features over 300 iconic photographs and contains more than 1,200 concise yet fully detailed entries on all aspects of the subject. Though much information can today be found online, locating it takes time and sources can have questionable provenance and uncertain academic credentials. All previous dictionaries of photography are now outdated, as well, focusing either on the famous and influential practitioners of the genre or presented as mere glossaries of technical terms. This landmark publication, newly available in paperback, is the culmination of ten years of development and research. Working with an international expert panel of 150 consultants and 79 researchers, Nathalie Herschdorfer has triumphed in creating the first source of information for all scholars, practitioners and collectors of photography to turn to in the future.

Working the Light

A Landscape Photography Masterclass with Charlie Waite, Joe Cornish and David Ward

Author: Eddie Ephraums

Publisher: Argentum

ISBN: 9781902538464

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Charlie Waite, Joe Cornish, and David Ward are among Britain’s best known and most respected landscape photographers. In this book, they join forces to present a unique masterclass combining stunning imagery, inspiring commentary, and practical advice. The book is divided into three sections—Wilderness, Inhabited, and Inner-landscapes—and, alongside a portfolio of their latest work, each writes knowledgeably and insightfully about the genre for which they are known. It is an invaluable compendium of collective wisdom and experience for aspiring and experienced photographers. Charlie Waite’s previous books include The Making of Landscape Photographs, Joe Cornish is the author of Light and the Art of Landscape Photography, and David Ward’s most recent book is Landscape Within.

Elements of Black and White Photography

The Making of Twenty Images

Author: George E. Todd

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 137

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An experienced photographer reveals his no-fail secrets for creating beautiful black-and-white photography. Engaging text and clear illustrations demonstrate the motivation, technical tips, and professional techniques behind the making of 21 different photographs.

Developing Vision & Style

A Landscape Photography Masterclass

Author: Joe Cornish,Charlie Waite,David Ward,Eddie Ephraums

Publisher: Argentum Press

ISBN: 9781902538495

Category: Photography

Page: 157

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The authors of Developing Vision and Style are three of Britain’s most respected landscape photographers; in this book they have combined forces to share their wide-ranging experience and expertise with those who aspire, as they do, to create images that reflect their own visions of a chosen landscape and which have a distinctive personal style. Alongside a portfolio of their latest work, each of the three authors writes about the genre for which they are so well-known: how they came to it, what inspires them, how each developed his own particular style. The book also features photographs submitted in response to an invitation to participants in Light & Land workshops and readers of Outdoor Photography magazine accompanied by comments, critiques and advice from the three authors who suggest ways in which these contributors might further develop and refine their work. The combination of stunning imagery with inspirational and insightful three-to-one advice makes Light & Land a truly unique experience, which no landscape enthusiast will want to do without. This is the second book in the ‘Light & Land’ series.

Why it Does Not Have to be in Focus

Modern Photography Explained

Author: Jackie Higgins

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791348513

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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This lively, informed defense of modern photography focuses on not focusing--and other unconventional methods that have been successfully employed by acclaimed photographers. From portraits to documentary images and from abstractions to landscapes, the author identifies 100 important images that are emblematic of innovation in modern photography, revealing the frequently complex processes involved in their composition. In so doing, she offers a provocative reminder of what makes a great photograph.

Digital Photographer's Handbook

Author: Tom Ang

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146545666X

Category: Photography

Page: 408

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Tom Ang's Digital Photographer's Handbook, 6th Edition is your ultimate guide to learning how to capture, enhance, and transform your photographs. This best-selling manual outlines key core techniques that every photographer needs to learn, building toward a series of projects you can use to practice and refine your skills so you can show off your images with confidence-every time. Whether you need guidance on how to use a flash or want to remove backgrounds from your image, "quick fix" troubleshooting tips assist you with frequently encountered issues. A buying guide reveals capabilities and limitations of all types of cameras, from phones to DSLRs, so that you can be sure you are getting the most out of your technology all the way through to the printing stage. DK's richly illustrative design and Ang's clear writing and direction blend together in this sixth edition of the best-selling Digital Photographer's Handbook to make stunning results achievable, whether you are a novice or a seasoned professional.

Portrait Mastery in Black & White

Learn the Signature Style of a Legendary Photographer

Author: Tim Kelly

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1608958442

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Tim Kelly is a Master Photographer whose portrait work has inspired people in the portrait photography industry since the 1980s. His work has a classic, polished quality that beautifully depicts the personality of each subject, with no gimmicks. His style is reliant on careful camera technique, flawless lighting, and an uncanny ability to coax the most flattering-possible pose from every man, woman, and child who steps in front of his camera. In this book, Tim Kelly presents 60 of his most impressive and diverse black & white portrait images of men, women, children, and groups. For each of the sixty images, readers will get a deconstructive look at every aspect of building the image, from the ground up. Kelly will discuss the creative concept behind his images and share the gear, exposure, lighting, and posing strategies he learned to create gorgeous black & white portraiture with an exquisite tonal range, beautiful, form-flattering highlights and shadows, and both refined and comfortable poses that invite the viewer to study the image frame. This book contains all of the information you need to create standout black & white portraiture–from conceptualization, to posing and lighting, to postproduction and printing options.

Gene Smith's Sink

A Wide-Angle View

Author: Sam Stephenson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429944455

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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An incisive biography of the prolific photo-essayist W. Eugene Smith Famously unabashed, W. Eugene Smith was photography’s most celebrated humanist. As a photo essayist at Life magazine in the 1940s and ’50s, he established himself as an intimate chronicler of human culture. His photographs of war and disaster, villages and metropolises, doctors and midwives, revolutionized the role of images in journalism, transforming photography for decades to come. When Smith died in 1978, he left behind eighteen dollars in the bank and forty-four thousand pounds of archives. He was only fifty-nine, but he was flat worn-out. His death certificate read “stroke,” but, as was said of the immortal jazzman Charlie Parker, Smith died of “everything,” from drug and alcohol benders to weeklong work sessions with no sleep. Lured by the intoxicating trail of people that emerged from Smith’s stupefying archive, Sam Stephenson began a quest to trace his footsteps. In Gene Smith’s Sink, Stephenson merges traditional biography with rhythmic digressions to revive Smith’s life and legacy. Traveling across twenty-nine states, Japan, and the Pacific, Stephenson profiles a lively cast of characters, including the playwright Tennessee Williams, to whom Smith likened himself; the avant-garde filmmaker Stan Brakhage, with whom he once shared a Swiss chalet; the artist Mary Frank, who was married to his friend Robert Frank; the jazz pianists Thelonious Monk and Sonny Clark, whose music was taped by Smith in his loft; and a series of obscure caregivers who helped keep Smith on his feet. The distillation of twenty years of research, Gene Smith’s Sink is an unprecedented look into the photographer’s potent legacy and the subjects around him.

Fifty Paths to Creative Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178157412X

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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In keeping with the best tradition of Freeman's writing, this isn't a technical manual looking at camera settings, but a volume which will encourage you to explore what makes great photograhy. In Freeman's own words: "There's a long line of opinion, from Plato through Kant, that holds creativity to be unteachable, and to be the province of genius. You have it or you don't. End of story. I don't agree" By looking at the work of other great photographers, as well as Freeman's own work, the book provides the reader with 50 "paths" they can explore to think about taking photos, looking at subjects from cliché to zen, so you will be able to hit the right point in surprise, originality, insight and execution every time.