Seizing The Light

Seizing The Light

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The definitive history of photography book, Seizing the Light: A Social & Aesthetic History of Photography delivers the fascinating story of how photography as an art form came into being, and its continued development, maturity, and transformation. Covering the major events, practitioners, works, and social effects of photographic practice, Robert Hirsch provides a concise and discerning chronological account of Western photography. This fundamental starting place shows the diversity of makers, inventors, issues, and applications, exploring the artistic, critical, and social aspects of the creative process. The third edition includes up-to-date information about contemporary photographers like Cindy Sherman and Yang Yongliang, and comprehensive coverage of the digital revolution, including the rise of mobile photography, the citizen as journalist, and the role of social media. Highly illustrated with full-color images and contributions from hundreds of artists around the world, Seizing the Light serves as a gateway to the history of photography. Written in an accessible style, it is perfect for students newly engaging with the practice of photography and for experienced photographers wanting to contextualize their own work.

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Genre : Photography
Author by : Robert Hirsch
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2017-04-07
File : 594 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781317371823


Seizing The Light

Seizing The Light

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"Its chief virtues are a succinct, mostly lucid style, a wide intellectual scope, a flood of ideas and insights at every turn, sensitivity to the technology and culture of photography, and a willingness to attend to images . . . In the end, perhaps the best measure of a text is whether or not one would choose it from among all the offerings to use in class. I have chosen to use this book." - Photo Review, Spring 2000 "An excellent introductory history book." - Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism In this wonderful and entertaining book, Hirsch has produced the most useful, readable, and practical successor to Newhall. Seizing the Light is written in a friendly, accessible way -- dense with information, but more hip and lively than other offerings, especially those aimed at college students." - exposure: The research journal of the Society for Photographic Education. Vol. 32.2 (Fall, 1999) Hirsch's prose is very digestible. He writes in a clear, lively style with a minimum of jargon." - Views: the newsletter of the Visual Material Section of the Society of American Archivists Science, culture, and art come together in this comprehensive history of photography. With superlative production values, rare and unusual prints, and a fresh perspective, Robert Hirsch has written the ideal companion to the first 200 years of photography.

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Genre : Photography
Author by : Robert Hirsch
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release : 2000
File : 530 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015048546678


Light And Lens

Light And Lens

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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. Acquire a basic foundation for digital photography. Light and Lens covers the fundamental concepts of image-making; how to use today's digital technology to create compelling images; and how to output and preserve images in the digital world. Explore the history, theory and methods of digital image-making. Light and Lens translates the enduring aesthetics of art photography into the digital realm. You'll view, capture and think about images from a new perspective. Increase your ability to analyze, discuss and write about your own work and the images of others. Learn with exercises and assignments by leading digital educators. Innovative techniques will train your eye to make the strongest visual statement. Solve visual problems and overcome image challenges. Whether you use a digital SLR or a point-and-shoot camera, you'll get new strategies to master composition, design and light. View the full range of the digital terrain with stunning images and commentary by over 190 international artists. Robert Hirsch is a renowned photographer, educator, historian and writer. His book credits include Photographic Possibilities: The Expressive Use of Ideas, Materials and Processes; Exploring Color Photography: From the Darkroom to the Digital Studio; and Seizing the Light: A History of Photography. He has had many one-person shows and curated numerous exhibitions. Hirsch has also conducted many workshops and interviewed eminent photographers of our time. The former executive director of CEPA Gallery, he is now the director of Light Research in Buffalo, New York, and on the Visual Studies faculty of University of Buffalo/The State University of New York.

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Genre : Photography
Author by : Robert Hirsch
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2012-09-10
File : 456 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781136104299


Seizing The Light

Seizing The Light

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The definitive history of photography book, Seizing the Light: A Social & Aesthetic History of Photography delivers the fascinating story of how photography as an art form came into being, and its continued development, maturity, and transformation. Covering the major events, practitioners, works, and social effects of photographic practice, Robert Hirsch provides a concise and discerning chronological account of Western photography. This fundamental starting place shows the diversity of makers, inventors, issues, and applications, exploring the artistic, critical, and social aspects of the creative process. The third edition includes up-to-date information about contemporary photographers like Cindy Sherman and Yang Yongliang, and comprehensive coverage of the digital revolution, including the rise of mobile photography, the citizen as journalist, and the role of social media. Highly illustrated with full-color images and contributions from hundreds of artists around the world, Seizing the Light serves as a gateway to the history of photography. Written in an accessible style, it is perfect for students newly engaging with the practice of photography and for experienced photographers wanting to contextualize their own work.

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Genre : Photography
Author by : Robert Hirsch
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2017-04-07
File : 594 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781317371830


Exploring Color Photography

Exploring Color Photography

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Robert Hirsch’s Exploring Color Photography is the thinking photographer’s guide to color imagemaking. Now in its sixth edition, this pioneering text clearly and concisely instructs students and intermediate photographers in the fundamental aesthetic and technical building blocks needed to create thought-provoking digital and analog color photographs. Taking both a conceptual and pragmatic approach, the book avoids getting bogged down in complex, ever-changing technological matters, allowing it to stay fresh and engaging. Known as the Bible of Color Photography, its stimulating assignments encourage students to be adventurous and to take responsibility for learning and working independently. The emphasis on design and postmodern theoretical concepts stresses the thought process behind the creation of intriguing images. It’s extensive and inspiring collection of images and accompanying captions allow makers to provide insight into how photographic methodology was utilized to visualize and communicate their objectives. The text continues to deliver inspiring leadership in the field of color photography with the latest accurate information, ideas, commentary, history, a diverse collection of contemporary images, and expanded cellphone photography coverage. A "Problem Solving and Writing" chapter offers methods and exercises that help one learn to be a visual problem solver and to discuss and write succinctly about the concepts at the foundation of one’s work. Exploringcolorphotography.com, the companion website, has been revamped and updated to feature more student and teacher resources, including a new web-based timeline: As It Happened: A Chronological History of Color Photography.

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Genre : Photography
Author by : Robert Hirsch
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2014-12-17
File : 408 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781317911142


Lines Of Light

Lines Of Light

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This work provides a perspective on the creation of a scientific discipline. The reader is led to meet the actual people who have contributed to this field and know their trials as well as breakthroughs. From 1800 to 1930, Brand preserves the thread of scientific thought and activity through six generations of working scientists.

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Genre : Technology & Engineering
Author by : J.C.D. Brand
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-11-22
File : 266 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781351435161


Spanning Time

Spanning Time

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Spanning Time: The Essential Guide to Time-lapse Photography is the ultimate how-to guide for creating time-lapse films, featuring both still and moving image techniques. Author Chris Weston provides all the information necessary to create compelling time-lapse sequences using a DSLR camera. As well as covering basic equipment requirements and shooting techniques, the book explores what makes a good time-lapse story, visualization, and advanced skills for creating multi-faceted time-lapse sequences. This book provides insider secrets including: How to create an effective time-lapse workflow and ‘see’ in a time-lapse sequence Tips and tricks to successful photographic elements such as shutter speed, aperture, exposure, ISO, dynamic range imaging, and more Step-by-step instructions for using the leading photographic processing hardware and software Best practices for overcoming challenges including time-lapse flicker, light conditions, and color temperatures

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Genre : Photography
Author by : Chris Weston
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2015-12-22
File : 200 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781317907459


Running A Successful Photography Business

Running A Successful Photography Business

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Running a Successful Photography Business is the definitive business bible for every professional photographer – a one-stop resource covering everything you need to know to make your business a success. This handy book contains guidance on the key areas of running your business: fine-tuning your brand, attracting new clients and keeping existing ones, costing and producing shoots, professional ethics and codes of practice, contracts, preparing a business plan, operating your business effectively, legal obligations, working with agents and agencies and how to evolve and prosper in this ever changing industry. Everything a working photographer needs to know in order for their business to flourish.Written from the unique point of view of a leading photographers’ agent, the author knows from first-hand experience what it takes to survive and succeed as a professional photographer. This book builds on the author's popular first book, Setting up a Successful Photography Business, aimed at those starting out in freelance photography.

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Genre : Photography
Author by : Lisa Pritchard
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-09-09
File : 192 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781000212945


Seizing The Light A Social History Of Photography

Seizing The Light A Social History Of Photography

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Contains images and commentary by hundreds of international artists.

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Genre : Photography
Author by : Robert Hirsch
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
Release : 2009
File : 480 Pages
ISBN-13 : UCSD:31822036319200


Photography

Photography

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Photography explores the photograph in the twenty-first century and its importance as a media form. Stephen Bull considers our media-saturated society and the place of photography in everyday life, introducing the theories used to analyse photographs and exploring the impact of digital technology. The text is split into short, accessible chapters on the broad themes central to the study and analysis of photography, and key issues are explained and applied to visual examples in each chapter. Topics covered include: the identity of photography the meanings of photographs photography for sale snapshots the photograph as document photography as art photographs in fashion photography and celebrity. Photography is an up-to-date, clear and comprehensive introduction to debates about photography now and is particularly useful to media, photography and visual culture students.

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Genre : Art
Author by : Stephen Bull
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2009-12-16
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781135270223