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Photography: Essays & Images
Essays & Images
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 0870703854

Studies the history of photography with first-person accounts of photographic inventions, newspaper reports of relevant events, and comments of Baudelaire and Moholy-Nagy

We Are at Home: Pictures of the Ojibwe People
We Are at Home
Pictures of the Ojibwe People
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0873516222

In this collection of more than 200 stunning and storied photographs, ranging from daguerreotypes to studio portraits to snapshots, historian Bruce White explores historical images taken of Ojibwe people through 1950 and considers the negotiation that went on between the photographers and the photographed-and what power the latter wielded. Ultimately, this book tells more about the people in the pictures-what they were doing on a particular day, how they came to be photographed, how they made use of costumes and props-than about the photographers who documented, and in some cases doctored, views of Ojibwe life.

The Basic Book of Digital Photography: How to Shoot, Enhance, and Share Your Digital Pictures
The Basic Book of Digital Photography
How to Shoot, Enhance, and Share Your Digital Pictures
Paperback      ISBN: 0452289556
The ultimate, up-to-the-minute digital photography handbook-from the authors of the bestselling Basic Book of Photography.

The Basic Book of Digital Photography is the definitive guide to the expansive world of digital photography from two of the field's most established authorities. The Grimms' classic guide, The Basic Book of Photography, has sold over 400,000 copies since the first edition was published in 1974. Now they are steering photographers through the new era of digital imaging.

This comprehensive handbook covers how to compose the best shots with cameras from point-and-shoot to the increasingly popular SLR (single lens reflex) models-and even cell phone cameras- and takes readers through the steps to improve, display, and preserve their images. The guide includes over 400 photos and illustrations, an extensive glossary and addresses everything from choosing a digital camera to storing files and printing photos. An indispensable accessory for amateur shutterbugs or dedicated professionals, this is the one handbook no digital photographer will want to do without.
Alfred Stieglitz's Camera Notes
Alfred Stieglitz's Camera Notes
Paperback      ISBN: 0393311260

All ninety-one of the beautiful photogravures that appeared during the journals life are reproduced here in their original tones. In addition, this volume contains a fully illustrated index of the more than 250 halftones that appeared on its pages.
Roger Ballen: Shadow Chamber
Roger Ballen
Shadow Chamber
Hardcover      ISBN: 0714844667

Roger Ballen challenges the ways in which we perceive the 'reality' of photography. This body of work is a product of the decades Ballen has spent working with and photographing the common folk of rural and suburban South Africa.

The Unforgettable Photograph: 228 Ideas, Tips, and Secrets for Taking the Best Pictures of Your Life
The Unforgettable Photograph
228 Ideas, Tips, and Secrets for Taking the Best Pictures of Your Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0761169237

Renowned photographer George Lange's work is guided by one simple truth: An unforgettable photograph is not about what the subject looks like, but what it feels like. In this entirely new kind of photography guide, written by Mr. Lange and Scott Mowbray, magazine editor and longtime amateur photographer, the rest of us will learn how to take photographs that don't just document life but celebrate it.

No fancy equipment required. Just hundreds of simple, inspiring ideas and lessons--each one illustrated with a photograph--organized around the six essential principles of seeing like a photographer. (Here's one: Shoot the Moment, Not the Subject.)

Here's why to shoot in natural light--always. The fun of putting babies in surprising places. How to get intimate with food. Using a dramatic sky as your backdrop. The benefit of learning to know the light in every room of your house. Shooting hands or feet instead of faces. How to move past the "I was here" postcard effect. How to catch the in-between moments. Because in the end, it's about living the moment, shooting the moment--and being in the moment forever.

Writing Pictures: Case Studies in Photographic Criticism 1983-2012
Writing Pictures
Case Studies in Photographic Criticism 1983-2012
Hardcover      ISBN: 1884097049

Literary Nonfiction. Art Criticism & Theory. An anthology of photographic art criticism by James R. Hugunin, the 1983 Recipient of the Reva and David Logan Award for Distinguished New Writing in Photography funded by the Photographic Resource Center, Boston, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln's Ghost
The Apparitionists
A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln's Ghost
Paperback      ISBN: 1328557065

In the early days of photography, in the death-strewn wake of the Civil War, one man seized America's imagination. A "spirit photographer," William Mumler, took portrait photographs that featured the ghostly presence of lost loved ones alongside his living subjects. At a time when artists like Mathew Brady were remaking American culture with their cameras, Mumler was a sensation: the affluent and influential came calling, including Mary Todd Lincoln.

It took a circuslike trial of Mumler on fraud charges, starring P. T. Barnum for the prosecution, to expose a fault line of doubt and manipulation. And even then, the judge's stunning verdict suggested no one would ever solve the mystery of how Mumler did it. This forgotten puzzle offers a vivid snapshot of America at a crossroads in its history, a nation in thrall to new technology while grasping desperately for something to believe in.
The History of Photography From 1839 to the Present Day
The History of Photography From 1839 to the Present Day
Hardcover      SKU: 281AKJ1012032

No jacket.

Collection, Use, and Care of Historical Photographs
Collection, Use, and Care of Historical Photographs
Hardcover      ISBN: 091005021x