Langford's Starting Photography: The guide to great images with digital or film
ISBN 0240520564 (0-240-52056-4)
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Softcover, Focal Press, 2007
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Book summary: You can photograph creatively - from scratch. Don't waste valuable time and money in trial-and-error. Find out now how to create unforgettable pictures with this best-selling, ultimate introduction to photography. Langford's Starting Photography, now in its 5th edition and fully updated with cutting-edge digital methods, is packed with new sections, including portrait photography, shooting sports and action, capturing fireworks, and creating stunning still life images. Inspirational color images throughout show what you can achieve, with practical suggestions for experimental projects to improve your technique.
Inside you will learn:
When to use film or digital; and how different cameras operate * Discover the best tactics for outstanding photos using your camera's controls, such as shutter speed, focus, zoom, and flash * Learn key methods for different subjects, including people, places, animals, landscapes, close-ups * Develop the best scanner and printing techniques immediately * Polish your style with the brand-new Lighting section on flash, studio and available light * And much more!
"Starting Photography is a hands-on book for photographers just starting their love affair with photography."
Michael Langford, photographer, Course Director, RCA, and writer, 1933 - 2000
Praise for the previous edition:
"Diagrams and photographs demystify information, helping the book strike a balance between technical details and shooting advice, and helpfully it doesn't talk down to the reader...The scope of information and the reasonable price ensures this is recommended." - What Digital Camera
"There is a lot of technical information that will give you a good grounding in photography, covering both traditional darkroom techniques and digital methods. Projects allow further exploration of themes and are a good way of extending your mastery of the camera." - Amateur Photographer
"At last there is an introductory book that I can unreservedly recommend to friends, students and others who are in any way interested in the basics of photography and digital photography." - Sidney Ray, Senior Lecturer in Digital and Photographic Imaging, University of Westminster, photographer and Imaging Consultant.
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