Seizing the Light Book

Seizing the Light


  • Author : Robert Hirsch
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-04-07
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317371823

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Seizing the Light Excerpt :

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 Book
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Seizing the Light


  • Author : Robert Hirsch
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015048546678

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Seizing the Light Excerpt :

"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.

Light and Lens Book

Light and Lens


  • Author : Robert Hirsch
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2012-09-10
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 1202
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136104299

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Light and Lens Excerpt :

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 dire

Seizing the Light Book

Seizing the Light


  • Author : Robert Hirsch
  • Publisher : Focal Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN 10 : 1138944254

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Seizing the Light Excerpt :

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.

Exploring Color Photography Book

Exploring Color Photography


  • Author : Robert Hirsch
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-17
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317911142

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Exploring Color Photography Excerpt :

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.

New Ways of Seeing Book

New Ways of Seeing


  • Author : Grant Scott
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-08-12
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000211665

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New Ways of Seeing Excerpt :

Those born since the digital revolution, seem to have the hardest time re-imagining the role of photography in the world today. Thinking of photography as a visual language is the approach this book adopts to addresses this challenge.Considering photography in this way develops the metaphor of 'learning a language' when attempting to explain what photography can be, and what it can give a student in transferable creative and life skills. This begins with challenging the pre-conception that successful photography is defined by the successful single image or 'the good photograph'.The book emphasises the central role of narrative and visual storytelling through a technique of 'photosketching' to develop the building blocks of visual creativity and ultimately to craft successful bodies of photographic work.New Ways of Seeing explains how to both learn and teach photography as a visual language, appropriate for both professionals and students working today.

Spanning Time Book

Spanning Time


  • Author : Chris Weston
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12-22
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317907459

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Spanning Time Excerpt :

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

On Photography Book

On Photography


  • Author : Diarmuid Costello
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-22
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351970846

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On Photography Excerpt :

What is photography? Is it a source of knowledge or an art? Many have said the former because it records the world automatically, others the latter because it expresses human subjectivity. Can photography be both or must we choose? In On Photography: A Philosophical Inquiry, Diarmuid Costello examines these fascinating questions and more, drawing on images by Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott, Paul Strand, Lee Friedlander, James Welling, and Wolfgang Tillmans, among others, and the writings of Elizabeth Eastlake, Peter Henry Emerson, Edward Weston, Siegfried Kracauer, André Bazin, and Stanley Cavell. This sets the scene for the contemporary stand-off between "sceptical" and "non-sceptical" Orthodoxy in the work of Roger Scruton and Kendall Walton, and a New Theory of Photography taking its cue from László Moholy-Nagy and Patrick Maynard. Written in a clear and engaging style, On Photography is essential reading for anyone interested in the philosophy of photography, aesthetics, art, and visual studies.

Contemporary Photography and Theory Book

Contemporary Photography and Theory


  • Author : Sally Miller
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000181999

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Contemporary Photography and Theory Excerpt :

Contemporary Photography and Theory offers an essential overview of some of the key critical debates in fine art photography today. Building on a foundational understanding of photography, it offers an in-depth discussion of five topic areas: identity, landscape and place, the politics of representation, psychoanalysis and the event. Written in an accessible style, it introduces the critical literature relevant to photography that has emerged over recent decades. Moving beyond seminal works by writers such as Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, and Susan Sontag, it enables readers to explore an extended canon of theorists including Jacques Lacan, Judith Butler and Giorgio Agamben. The book is illustrated throughout and analyses a range of works by established and emergent artists in order to show how these theoretical concepts are central to understanding contemporary photography. These 15 short essays encourage readers to apply critical thinking to both their own work and that of others. They are the perfect starting point for essays as well being of suitable length for assigned readings, making this the ideal resource for learning about contemporary photography and theory.

Seizing the Light  A Social History of Photography Book
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Seizing the Light A Social History of Photography


  • Author : Robert Hirsch
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822036319200

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Seizing the Light A Social History of Photography Excerpt :

Contains images and commentary by hundreds of international artists.

Mobile Digital Art Book

Mobile Digital Art


  • Author : David Scott Leibowitz
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2013-07-04
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136111174

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Mobile Digital Art Excerpt :

Learn how to create beautiful artwork on your iPad or iPhone. Over 65 expert artists from around the world will show you how they created their original art, from inspiration and conceptualization, to the creation of the final image. Using step-by-step examples and easy-to-follow tutorials, you'll learn how to create stunning images on your iPad or iPhone. Learn more about using the apps you already have, like Brushes, and discover new apps that will enhance your art creation like Sketchbook Mobile, Layers, Collage, Juxtaposer, Hiptamatic, and PhotoFX. Whether you are taking you first steps into digital art, or are an accomplished artist looking to broaden your skill set, Mobile Digital Art covers it all - how to turn photographs into oil paintings, design cartoons from scratch and create beautiful landscape vistas - all on your iPad or iPhone.

Approaching Photography Book

Approaching Photography


  • Author : Paul Hill
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-12-16
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000185683

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Approaching Photography Excerpt :

Fully updated and revised, this seminal book explains and illustrates what photographs are, how they were made and used in the past and, more particularly, what their place is in the creative arts and visual communications world of today. Paul Hill looks at photographs as modes of expression and explores the diversity of approaches taken when creating photographs and what these mean for a photographer’s practice and purpose. It emphasises the importance of contextualisation to the understanding of the medium, diving into the ideas behind the images and how the camera transforms and influences how we see the world. With an impressive collection of 200 full colour images from professional practitioners and artists, it invites us to consider the foundations of photography’s past and the digital revolution’s impact on the creation and dissemination of photographs today. Essential reading for all students of photography, it is an invaluable guide for those who want to make a career in photography, covering most areas of photographic practice from photojournalism to fine art to personal essay.

The Family of Man Revisited Book

The Family of Man Revisited


  • Author : Gerd Hurm
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-08-09
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000211696

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The Family of Man Revisited Excerpt :

The Family of Man is the most widely seen exhibition in the history of photography. The book of the exhibition, still in print, is also the most commercially successful photobook ever published. First shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1955, the exhibition travelled throughout the United States and to forty-six countries, and was seen by over nine million people. Edward Steichen conceived, curated and designed the exhibition. He explained its subject as `the everydayness of life' and `the essential oneness of mankind throughout the world'. The exhibition was a statement against war and the conflicts and divisions that threatened a common future for humanity after 1945. The popular international response was overwhelmingly enthusiastic. Many critics, however, have dismissed the exhibition as a form of sentimental humanism unable to address the challenges of history, politics and cultural difference.This book revises the critical debate about The Family of Man, challenging in particular the legacy of Roland Barthes's influential account of the exhibition. The expert contributors explore new contexts for understanding Steichen's work and they undertake radically new analyses of the formal dynamics of the exhibition. Also presented are documents about the exhibition never before available in English. Commentaries by critical theorist Max Horkheimer and novelist Wolfgang Koeppen, letters from photographer August Sander, and a poetic sequence on the images by Polish poet Witold Wirpsza enable and encourage new critical reflections. A detailed survey of audience responses in Munich from 1955 allows a rare glimpse of what visitors thought about the exhibition. Today, when armed conflict, environmental catastrophe and economic inequality continue to threaten our future, it seems timely to revisit The Family of Man.

A Blues Bibliography Book
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A Blues Bibliography


  • Author : Robert Ford
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-03-31
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 1400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135865078

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A Blues Bibliography, Second Edition is a revised and enlarged version of the definitive blues bibliography first published in 1999. Material previously omitted from the first edition has now been included, and the bibliography has been expanded to include works published since then. In addition to biographical references, this work includes entries on the history and background of the blues, instruments, record labels, reference sources, regional variations and lyric transcriptions and musical analysis. The Blues Bibliography is an invaluable guide to the enthusiastic market among libraries specializing in music and African-American culture and among individual blues scholars.

Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics Book

Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics


  • Author : Claire Raymond
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-04-21
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317242468

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Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics Excerpt :

Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics makes the case for a feminist aesthetics in photography by analysing key works of twenty-two women photographers, including cis- and trans-woman photographers. Claire Raymond provides close readings of key photographs spanning the history of photography, from nineteenth-century Europe to twenty-first century Africa and Asia. She offers original interpretations of well-known photographers such as Diane Arbus, Sally Mann, and Carrie Mae Weems, analysing their work in relation to gender, class, and race. The book also pays close attention to the way in which indigenous North Americans have been represented through photography and the ways in which contemporary Native American women photographers respond to this history. Developing the argument that through aesthetic force emerges the truly political, the book moves beyond polarization of the aesthetic and the cultural. Instead, photographic works are read for their subversive political and cultural force, as it emerges through the aesthetics of the image. This book is ideal for students of Photography, Art History, Art and Visual Culture, and Gender.