Handbook of Photography, 6th Edition

  • James Folts Oregon State University
  • Ronald Lovell Oregon State University
  • Fred Zwahlen Oregon State University
  • ISBN-10: 1401848605  |  ISBN-13: 9781401848606
  • 448 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2002, 1997, 1993
  • © 2006 | Published
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Handbook of Photography-one of the most highly regarded photography textbooks, now in its sixth edition-is designed for those who have never held a camera, as well as those who know the basics but want to improve their photographic skills. In language that is simple and straightforward, this time-honored book blends contemporary topics, such as digital capture and digital image-processing, with all the traditional topics, including camera operation, composing a shot, developing film, selecting the right lighting, printmaking, and more. Readers learn the fundamentals of taking black-and-white, and color photographs with both traditional and digital cameras, as well as the ins-and-outs of lenses, filters, and other essential accessories. A new chapter on Creative Strategies explores different approaches that push photographic boundaries beyond the usual film or digital methods.

Features and Benefits

  • now includes expanded information on ethics and law as they relate to photography, and a timely discussion of the dilemmas of using graphic imagery in an age of heightened violence
  • highly engaging "What can go wrong" sidebars explain common problems encountered by photographers, with examples of poor photography so that readers can get it right the first time
  • a superb assortment of images by famous photographers and working professionals inspires users to discover the art of photography
  • step-by-step instructions and a clearly worded text take the mystery out of a sometimes complicated, but always rewarding process

Table of Contents

PART ONE: Cameras and Picture Taking
1. The Camera
2. Operating the Camera
3. Shooting Strategies
PART TWO: Developing and Printing
4. Developing the Film
5. Printmaking
6. More about Printmaking
PART THREE: Light, Color, and Crative Possiblities
7. Lighting
8. Lenses, Filters, and Accessories
9. Color Photography
10. Creative Possibilities
PART FOUR: Digital Photography
11. Capturing Digital Images
12. Digital Color
13. Digital Darkroom
PART FIVE: Professional Issures in Photography
14. Photography, Ethics and Law
15. Careers in Photography
PART SIX: Photo History
16. A Short History of Photography

Meet the Author

Author Bio

James Folts

James Folts is Chairman of the Art Department at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. He is also an Associate Professor at OSU with more than 35 years of teaching experience.

Ronald Lovell

Ronald Lovell is a retired Professor of Journalism at Oregon State University. Prior to that he worked for Business Week, Medical World News, and McGraw-Hill World News.

Fred Zwahlen

Fred Zwahlen was Founder and Chairman of the Department of Journalism at Oregon State University, where he taught for more than 40 years.