Understanding Shutter Speed
Creative Action and Low-Light Photography Beyond 1/125 Second
Paperback ISBN: 0817463011
A companion volume to Understanding Exposure shows how to manipulate the shutter speed of a camera to create unique images, offering clear, jargon-free explanations of photographic terms and techniques, sample photographs, and detailed coverage of freezing and implying motion, zooming, exposure, and more for both digital and film formats. Original.
At First Sight
Photography and the Smithsonian
Hardcover ISBN: 1588341550
A richly illustrated overview of more than 150 years of photography is captured in a stunning array of works that chronicle the evolution of the art form, sharing never before seen photographs of notable people and places, views of the American West, the earliest view of the moon, and captivating studies of Asia, Africa, and the people of the world. 15,000 first printing. (Fine Arts)
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Paperback ISBN: 0874770882
Helps the reader gain access to right-brain functions, which affect artistic and creative abilities, by teaching drawing through unusual exercises designed to increase visual skills. Simultaneous. Hardcover available. 35,000 first printing.
The Tao of Photography
Seeing Beyond Seeing
Paperback ISBN: 1580081940
This provocative, visually stunning volume draws upon Taoist teachings to explore the creative and spiritual dimensions of the art of photography. Excerpts from the Taoist classic the Chuang-tzu and the writings of Western aesthetes are complemented by over 60 photographs from the work of such canonical photographers as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Stieglitz, and Dorothea Lange. Lucid instructional text and enlightening exercises assure that photographers of all levels will be able to incorporate the lessons of the Tao into their own work.
Hardcover ISBN: 0714844667
Best known for his striking photographs of people on the fringes of South African society, Roger Ballen makes images that are ambiguous and often disturbing, but also shot through with flashes of dark humour. The photographs in Shadow Chamber blur the boundaries between documentary photography and art forms such as painting, theatre and sculpture, challenging the ways in which we perceive the 'reality' of photography. Ballen's images are completely honest, yet also fabricated. The mysterious, cell-like rooms that Ballen photographs are actual places, but they are unsettling and strange, logical but impossible: their walls are covered with scribbled drawings, stains and dangling wires, the floors are strewn with bizarre props and artefacts. Dogs, rabbits and kittens wander into the frame or are stuffed into unlikely containers. The humans and animals in Ballen's photographs appear isolated and lost, yet strangely empowered at the same time. The resulting images are allegories of lived experiences and surreal takes on human destiny. In his introduction to Shadow Chamber, curator Robert A. Sobieszek analyzes Ballen's unique approach and sets his work in the wider context of the history of documentary photography and critical theory.
Adventure Photography : Capturing the World of Outdoor Sports
Paperback ISBN: 1600595197
A latest entry in the series that includes People Photography and Travel Photography counsels readers on how to photograph popular extreme outdoor sports, providing coverage of equipment, capturing fast-moving subjects and overcoming climate challenges. Original.