The History of Photography
As Seen Through the Spira Collection
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0893819530
A comprehensive history of photographic technique and practice, based on one of the world's foremost private collections of photographica. S. F. Spira, founder of Spiratone, collected more than twenty thousand individual objects relating to the history of photography--a collection of unusual substance and depth, including many items extremely rare and not duplicated among the holdings of any museum in the United States. Spira's collection is remarkable in that it clearly illustrates the connection between one phase in the development of photography and the next, and the complex relationships between photography and other disciplines such as painting and scientific research. This book's comprehensive chapters cover the pre-history of photography, the advent of dry plates and roll film, and stereo photography and the motion picture. While particular focus is given to historic technical achievements and pioneering advances in design, objects such as books, magazines, cartoons, photo-related toys, darkroom supplies and original film add value and dimension to this scholarly but accessible volume.
How to Take Great Pictures with Smartphones and Apps
Paperback ISBN: 1452107122
"SnApp Shots is the definitive guide to the amazing photographic results now achievable on iPhones, Android phones, Windows phones, and Blackberries. In accessible, jargon-free text, photographer Adam Bronkhorst sorts through the multitude of photographyapps, clarifying the myriad stunning effects possible. Packed full of hip and gorgeous images for inspiration, this essential resource helps readers pull out their phones and start realizing impressive results right away. This is how-to photography for the twenty-first century!"--
50 Photo Projects
Ideas to Kick- Start Your Photography
Paperback ISBN: 0715329766
Whether you want to get more from your DSLR or are simply looking for new creative avenues to explore, 50 Photo Projects shows you how to break out of your comfort zone and try something new. Packed with invaluable tips on how to create stunning photographs, Lee Frost provides the bright ideas that will reinvigorate your photography, from inspiration on what to photograph, to inventive projects with vintage, pinhole and toy cameras.
David Hume Kennerly on the iPhone
Secrets and Tips from a Pulitzer Prize-winning Photographer
Paperback ISBN: 1939621135
A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer offers tips and techniques for using an iPhone to take great pictures, explaining that he divined these secrets during a photograph-a-day mission in 2013.
Understanding Flash Photography
How to Shoot Great Photographs Using Electronic Flash
Paperback ISBN: 0817439560
"This guide to portable electronic flash helps free photographers from the limitations of on-camera and pop-up "auto" flash to get the images they want when natural lighting isn't enough. For the many amateur photographers afraid to venture past natural lighting, this is the book that will finally help them understand how to determine and make a manual flash exposure--and explore the exciting possibilities of artificial light. In his trademark easy-to-understand style, Bryan Peterson explains how flash works and how to go beyond TTL (through-the-lens) automatic flash to master manual flash, allowing the photographer to control the quality, shape, direction, and overall effect of the light for a perfect flash exposure every time"--
The Low Light Photography Field Guide
Paperback ISBN: 0240820800
Presents an overview of how to take photographs in low light and night settings, with explanations of specific concepts, solutions to problematic situations, and advice for using digital technologies in order to enhance them.