Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Photography

Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Photography
Pages: 2,000

Creating, in one useful, comprehensive publication, an encyclopedia of the history and practice of photography
in the twentieth century is a daunting task. In any endeavor, the doing of it often best teaches how
it should be done; and not only does the doing perfect the process, it refines the understanding of the
subject of the endeavor and focuses the content to be more authoritative. Such is the case, certainly, with
the current project.
The ambition of this project was to provide a useful resource of the entire scope of photography in the
twentieth century. It was neither to be a definitive technical manual nor a compendium limited to the field’s
aesthetic achievements, but something more. The aim was to create an encyclopedia that would serve as a
resource and a tool for a wide readership of students, researchers, and anyone interested in a scholarly
discussion of photography history.

Advanced Digital Black & White Photography

Pages: 196

This book brings black-and-white photography into the digital
age. Digital cameras may capture color images, but many
photographers still love the rich tradition and unique graphic
qualities of black and white, and sense there must be more
to digital monochrome than simply throwing away the color
in Photoshop. While many books cater for both ambitious
newcomers and advanced darkroom enthusiasts, black and
white is too often treated as an afterthought. It's relegated
to a few pages of outmoded techniques, never explaining the
special character of the black-and-white image and how it
can be maximized and manipulated digitally.

The World Atlas of Street Photography

Pages: 401

The energetic, fluctuating pace of the metropolis has long lured photographers to capture—often candidly—the chaos, character, and incident of modern urban life ever since the genesis of photography in the 19th century. The World Atlas of Street Photography focuses on the abundance of photos created on street corners internationally, including classic documentary street photography as well as mediated images of urban landscapes, staged performances, and sculpture. Twelve specially commissioned artworks are featured, in addition to a wide selection of striking and well-known images of city life. Lively and informative, this handsome book compiles expressions of a vibrant genre and is the first of its kind to scour the globe—from New York to New Delhi, Beijing to Brighton, Havana to Hamburg, and Sydney to Seoul.

Master Lighting Guide book for portrait photography

ISBN: 1-58428-125-1
Pages: 130

What is a portrait? The simple answer to the question, at least as defined by most dictionaries, is that a portrait is a likeness of a person that features the face. If you've seen any early photographic portraiture, you know that these photos rarely presented much more. The long exposures and slow emulsions often necessitated using a head brace, a metal yolk bolted to the back of a posing chair that served to immobilize the subject's head. Typical exposures were many seconds long and success was often measured in nonblurred images.

Master Lighting Guide for Wedding Photographer

Master Lighting Guide for Wedding Photographers
ISBN: 978-1-58428-219-8
Pages: 129

Simplicity Is Essential
Great lighting is simple; most accomplished photographers will agree that lighting should not call attention to itself. Even if you are adept at using five lights in harmony, the impact of the subject is still more important than the impact of the lighting. Often, an elegant photograph can actually be made with a single light and reflector—and nothing more. Ultimately, simplicity in your lighting technique creates greater control over how the light shapes the subject and produces subtle effects, rather than exaggerated ones. That simplicity is an underlying principle of successful lighting is hardly surprising. In nature, on this planet at least, life revolves around a single sun, so there is only one true light source. As a result, we are subconsciously troubled by the disparity we perceive when multiple shadows, created by different light sources, contradict each other. If, on the other hand, there is a single unifying direction to the light, with a single set of corresponding shadows, we are satisfied that it appears normal.


The Hand book of Art Therapy

ISBN: ISBN 978-0-415-81579-6
Pages: 325

The Handbook of Art Therapy has become the standard introductory text to the theory and practice of art therapy in a variety of settings. This comprehensive book concentrates on the work of art therapists: what they do, where they practice, and how and why art and therapy can combine to help the search for health and understanding of underlying problems. In this third edition, new developments in the profession are clearly described, including sections on neuroscience, research, private practice and the impact of technology on the therapeutic setting. Caroline Case and Tessa Dalley are highly experienced in the teaching, supervision and clinical practice of art therapy. Using 􀂿 rst-hand accounts of the experience of art therapy from therapists and patients, they cover such aspects as the in fence of psychodynamic thinking, the role of the image in the art process and the setting in which the art therapist works. The Handbook of Art Therapy also focuses on art therapists themselves, and their practice, background and training.