Seizing the Light A Social History of Photography

Seizing the Light  A Social History of Photography
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Author: Robert Hirsch
Pages: 480
ISBN: UCSD:31822036319200
Release: 2009
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Contains images and commentary by hundreds of international artists.

Seizing the Light

Seizing the Light
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Author: Robert Hirsch
Pages: 594
ISBN: 9781317371823
Release: 2017-04-07
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Seizing the Light A Social History of Photography 2nd Ed

Seizing the Light  A Social History of Photography  2nd Ed
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Author: Robert Hirsch
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:865480271
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown

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Seizing the Light 3rd Edition

Seizing the Light  3rd Edition
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Author: Robert Hirsch
Pages: 594
ISBN: OCLC:1192535336
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Light and Lens

Light and Lens
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Author: Robert Hirsch
Pages: 456
ISBN: 9781136104299
Release: 2012-09-10
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Fundamentals of Digital Photography

The Fundamentals of Digital Photography
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Author: Tim Daly
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781000212839
Release: 2020-12-18
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Fundamentals of Digital Photography explores the guiding principles of great photography through efficient and effective technique. Easy-to-follow instructions teach you how to work with a digital workflow and develop a solid understanding of materials and processes. You will also find creative inspiration through the work of some of the world’s great historical photographers, and discover how the history of photography can feed into your own work. Themed projects, featuring stunning images from contemporary international practitioners, will help you focus your ideas to produce truly original photographs.The assignments at the end of each chapter help you to create a body of work that will expand your photographic portfolio. By shooting these carefully devised assignments, you will become a confident software user, and develop the all-important visual and conceptual skills essential to successful photography.

Exploring Color Photography

Exploring Color Photography
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Author: Robert Hirsch
Pages: 388
ISBN: 9781317911142
Release: 2014-12-17
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Seizing the Light

Seizing the Light
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Author: Claudia Watson,Montgomery County Historical Society (Ohio)
Pages: 118
ISBN: 0972096523
Release: 2004-01-01
Editor: Unknown

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Understanding Photojournalism

Understanding Photojournalism
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Author: Jennifer Good,Paul Lowe
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781472594921
Release: 2017-12-14
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Seizing the Means of Reproduction

Seizing the Means of Reproduction
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Author: Michelle Murphy
Pages: 259
ISBN: 9780822353362
Release: 2012-11-26
Editor: Duke University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Seizing the Means of Reproduction, Michelle Murphy's initial focus on the alternative health practices developed by radical feminists in the United States during the 1970s and 1980s opens into a sophisticated analysis of the transnational entanglements of American empire, population control, neoliberalism, and late-twentieth-century feminisms. Murphy concentrates on the technoscientific means—the technologies, practices, protocols, and processes—developed by feminist health activists. She argues that by politicizing the technical details of reproductive health, alternative feminist practices aimed at empowering women were also integral to late-twentieth-century biopolitics. Murphy traces the transnational circulation of cheap, do-it-yourself health interventions, highlighting the uneasy links between economic logics, new forms of racialized governance, U.S. imperialism, family planning, and the rise of NGOs. In the twenty-first century, feminist health projects have followed complex and discomforting itineraries. The practices and ideologies of alternative health projects have found their way into World Bank guidelines, state policies, and commodified research. While the particular moment of U.S. feminism in the shadow of Cold War and postcolonialism has passed, its dynamics continue to inform the ways that health is governed and politicized today.

Photography

Photography
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Author: Mark Chen,Chelsea Shannon
Pages: 682
ISBN: 9781000185249
Release: 2020-05-31
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Finally, here is a photography textbook authored in the 21st century for 21st century audiences. Photography: A 21st Century Practice speaks to the contemporary student who has come of age in the era of digital photography and social media, where every day we collectively take more than a billion photographs. How do aspiring photographers set themselves apart from the smartphone-toting masses? How can an emerging photographic artist push the medium to new ground? The answers provided here are innovative, inclusive, and boundary shattering, thanks to the authors’ framework of the "4Cs": Craft, Composition, Content and Concept. Each is explored in depth, and packaged into a toolbox the photographic student can immediately put into practice. With a firm base in digital imaging, the authors also shed new light on chemical-based photographic processes and address the ways in which new technology is rapidly expanding photographic possibilities. In addition, Photography: A 21st Century Practice features: • 12 case studies from professional practice, featuring established photographic artists and showcasing the techniques, concepts, modes of presentation, and other professional concerns that shape their work. • Over 40 student assignments that transform theory into hands-on experience. • 800 full-color images and 200 illustrations, including photographs by some of the world’s best-known and most exciting emerging photographic artists, and illustrations that make even complex processes and ideas simple to understand. • More than 50 guided inquiries into the nature of photographic art to jump start critical thinking and group discussions.

Photography and Collaboration

Photography and Collaboration
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Author: Daniel Palmer
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781000213089
Release: 2020-09-14
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Photography and Collaboration offers a fresh perspective on existing debates in art photography and on the act of photography in general. Unlike conventional accounts that celebrate individual photographers and their personal visions, this book investigates the idea that authorship in photography is often more complex and multiple than we imagine – involving not only various forms of partnership between photographers, but also an astonishing array of relationships with photographed subjects and viewers. Thematic chapters explore the increasing prevalence of collaborative approaches to photography among a broad range of international artists – from conceptual practices in the 1960s to the most recent digital manifestations. Positioning contemporary work in a broader historical and theoretical context, the book reveals that collaboration is an overlooked but essential dimension of the medium’s development and potential.

Setting up a Successful Photography Business

Setting up a Successful Photography Business
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Author: Lisa Pritchard
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781000212785
Release: 2020-08-12
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Setting up a Successful Photography Business is a practical and essential handbook for anyone who wants to be a professional photographer. Written by the owner of a successful photography agency, it is packed full of helpful information and invaluable advice from not only the author but also many leading photographers and commissioners working in all areas of the industry today. This book includes all the essentials- how to prepare the best portfolio and website; how to market yourself and get clients; how to cost and produce shoots; how to find representation; how to finance and run your business; how to deal with contracts and legal obligations plus much more. It also contains lots of useful checklists, charts and handy business templates- everything you need to know to get your own photography business off to flying start.

Victorian Photography Literature and the Invention of Modern Memory

Victorian Photography  Literature  and the Invention of Modern Memory
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Author: Jennifer Green-Lewis
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781000211481
Release: 2020-08-07
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Invented during a period of anxiety about the ability of human memory to cope with the demands of expanding knowledge, photography not only changed the way the Victorians saw the world, but also provided them with a new sense of connection with the past and a developing language with which to describe it. Analysing a broad range of texts by inventors, cultural critics, photographers, and novelists, Victorian Photography, Literature, and the Invention of Modern Memory: Already the Past argues that Victorian photography ultimately defined the concept of memory for generations to come –including our own. In addition to being invaluable for scholars working within the emerging field of research at the intersection of photographic and literary studies, this book will also be of interest to students of Victorian and modernist literature, visual culture and intellectual history.

Photographic Possibilities

Photographic Possibilities
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Author: Robert Hirsch,John Valentino
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781136090547
Release: 2001-05-10
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Photography in Print

Photography in Print
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Author: Vicki Goldberg
Pages: 570
ISBN: 0826310915
Release: 1988
Editor: UNM Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Baudelaire, Lewis Carroll, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, and Susan Sontag are among the writers and photographers who discuss the art, creation, function, techniques, and value of photography

From a Photograph

From a Photograph
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Author: Geoffrey Belknap
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781000211498
Release: 2020-08-13
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Throughout its early history, photography's authenticity was contested and challenged: how true a representation of reality can a photograph provide? Does the reproduction of a photograph affect its value as authentic or not? From a Photograph examines these questions in the light of the early scientific periodical press, exploring how the perceived veracity of a photograph, its use as scientific evidence and the technologies developed for printing it were intimately connected.Before photomechanical printing processes became widely used in the 1890s, scientific periodicals were unable to reproduce photographs and instead included these photographic images as engravings, with the label ‘from a photograph’. Consequently, every image was mediated by a human interlocutor, introducing the potential for error and misinterpretation. Rather than ‘reading’ photographs in the context of where or how they were taken, this book emphasises the importance of understanding how photographs are reproduced. It explores and compares the value of photography as authentic proof in both popular and scientific publications during this period of significant technological developments and a growing readership. Three case studies investigate different uses of photography in print: using pigeons to transport microphotographs during the Franco-Prussian War; the debate surrounding the development of instantaneous photography; and finally the photographs taken of the Transit of Venus in 1874, unseen by the human eye but captured on camera and made accessible to the public through the periodical.Addressing a largely overlooked area of photographic history, From a Photograph makes an important contribution to this interdisciplinary research and will be of interest to historians of photography, print culture and science.

Seizing Destiny

Seizing Destiny
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Author: Richard Kluger
Pages: 649
ISBN: 9780375712982
Release: 2008
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Chronicles the growth of America and the dynamic individuals who invoked noble principles to justify an aggressive pursuit of a coast-to-coast domain, examining the roles of Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, James Polk, and Teddy Roosevelt.

Capturing the Light

Capturing the Light
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Author: Roger Watson,Helen Rappaport
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250038326
Release: 2013-11-26
Editor: St. Martin's Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An intimate look at the journeys of two men—a gentleman scientist and a visionary artist—as they struggled to capture the world around them, and in the process invented modern photography During the 1830s, in an atmosphere of intense scientific enquiry fostered by the industrial revolution, two quite different men—one in France, one in England—developed their own dramatically different photographic processes in total ignorance of each other's work. These two lone geniuses—Henry Fox Talbot in the seclusion of his English country estate at Lacock Abbey and Louis Daguerre in the heart of post-revolutionary Paris—through diligence, disappointment and sheer hard work overcame extraordinary odds to achieve the one thing man had for centuries been trying to do—to solve the ancient puzzle of how to capture the light and in so doing make nature 'paint its own portrait'. With the creation of their two radically different processes—the Daguerreotype and the Talbotype—these two giants of early photography changed the world and how we see it. Drawing on a wide range of original, contemporary sources and featuring plates in colour, sepia and black and white, many of them rare or previously unseen, Capturing the Light by Roger Watson and Helen Rappaport charts an extraordinary tale of genius, rivalry and human resourcefulness in the quest to produce the world's first photograph.

Light and Lens

Light and Lens
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Author: Robert Hirsch
Pages: 397
ISBN: 9780240808550
Release: 2008
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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. Robert Hirsch's new edition of Exploring Color Photography is also now available from Focal Press! *Applies technology in the service of ideas *Emphasizes conceptual problem solving in photography today * Full of beautiful and inspiring images