Langford's basic photography [electronic resource] : the guide for serious photographers / Michael Langford, Anna Fox, Richard Sawdon Smith.
- 9th ed.
- Boston, Mass. : Elsevier, 2010.
1 online resource (481 p.)
- Electronic books.
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- Langford's Basic Photography is a seminal photography text. First published in 1965, it has informed the work and career of many of the world's leading photographers. The new, 9th edition, continues the tradition of its predecessors, reflecting the same comprehensive mix of scholarly and practical information. It covers every aspect of photography, from capture through to output, both digital and analogue. There is an emphasis on explaining the 'how to' of photography, but Langford's Basic also includes in-depth coverage of the fundamental principles that govern
- Langford's Basic Photography The guide for serious photographers; Copyright; Contents; Picture credits; Foreword; Introduction; 1 What is photography?; Why photography?; How photography works; Picture structuring; The roles photographs play; Changing attitudes towards photography; Personal styles and approaches; Measuring success; Summary; Projects; 2 Light: how images are formed; Light itself; Wavelengths and colours; Shadows; When light reaches a surface; Light intensity and distance; Making light form images; Summary; Projects; 3 Lenses: controlling the image; Photographic lenses
Aperture and f-numbersDepth of field; How depth of field works; Depth of focus; Image stabilization; Lenses for digital cameras; Lens care; Summary; Projects; 4 Cameras using film; The essential components; Camera types - which is best?; How view cameras work; How direct viewfinder cameras work; How reflex cameras work; Summary; Projects; 5 Using different focal length lenses, camera kits; Why change focal length?; Lens kits; Close-up equipment; Essentials and extras; Right for the job; Summary; Projects; 6 Digital cameras; How are digital images captured?; File formats; Digital cameras
SummaryProjects; 7 Lighting: principles and equipment; Basic characteristics of lighting; Lighting equipment; Practical lighting problems; Special subjects; Summary; Projects; 8 Organising the picture; Noticing subject features; Structuring pictures through the camera; Where photographs go; Summary; Projects; 9 Films, filters; Silver halide emulsions; Features common to all films; Choosing films for black and white; Films for colour photography; Storing film - before and after exposure; So which film is 'best'?; Filters - how they work; Filter kits; Summary; Projects; 10 Exposure measurement
Factors that determine what exposure to giveExposing different film types; Measuring exposure (continuous light); Practical exposure tips; Measuring exposure for flash; Practical flash exposure tips; Summary; Projects; 11 Film processing; Equipment and general preparations; Processing black and white (silver image) negatives; Processing chromogenic (colour and black and white) negatives; Processing colour slides and transparencies; Processing other film materials; Processing by machine; Permanence of processed results; Summary; Projects; 12 Black and white printing: facilities and equipment
Darkroom organisationEquipment: the enlarger; Printing papers; Safelighting and printing paper sensitivity; Processing procedure; Summary; Projects; 13 Black and white printing: techniques; Making contact prints; 'Straight' enlarging; Controls during enlarging; Variations; Common print faults; Chemical afterwork; Toning; Tinting; Retouching; Permanence and archiving; Summary; Projects; 14 The digital image: post-production; Overview; Hardware; Software; Organising your work; Saving your digital file; Basic editing; Advanced editing; Summary; Projects; 15 Finishing and presenting work
The permanence of prints
- Includes index.
- Fox, Anna.
Smith, Richard Sawdon.
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