Understanding a Photograph

This collection of some 25 texts has been carefully selected by novelist and essayist Geoff Dyer, who has also written a critical study of Berger’s oeuvre. John Berger(born 1926) is a novelist, poet, screenwriter and critic.

Author: John Berger

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781597112567

Category: Photography

Page: 175

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John Berger's writings on photography are some of the most original of the 20th century. This selection contains many groundbreaking essays and previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions and catalogues in which Berger probes the work of photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and W. Eugene Smith - and the lives of those photographed.

Understanding a Photograph

Understanding. a. Photograph. For over a century, photographers and their apologists have argued that photography deserves to be considered a fine art.

Author: John Berger

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718196015

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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John Berger's writings on photography are some of the most original of the twentieth century. This selection contains many groundbreaking essays and previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions and catalogues in which Berger probes the work of photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and W. Eugene Smith - and the lives of those photographed - with fierce engagement, intensity and tenderness. The selection is made and introduced by Geoff Dyer, author of the award-winning The Ongoing Moment. How do we see the world around us? This is one of a number of pivotal works by creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision for ever. John Berger was born in London in 1926. His acclaimed works of both fiction and non-fiction include the seminal Ways of Seeing and the novel G., which won the Booker Prize in 1972. In 1962 he left Britain permanently, and he now lives in a small village in the French Alps. Geoff Dyer is the author of four novels and several non-fiction books. Winner of the Lannan Literary Award, the International Centre of Photography's 2006 Infinity Award and the American Academy of Arts and Letters's E. M. Forster Award, Dyer is also a regular contributor to many publications in the UK and the US. He lives in London.

Understanding Photography

Understanding Photography will teach you the core concepts that underlie the magic of digital photography with highly visual, clear, and comprehensive explanations.

Author: Sean T. McHugh

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593278942

Category: Photography

Page: 222

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Understanding Photography will teach you the core concepts that underlie the magic of digital photography with highly visual, clear, and comprehensive explanations. Topics covered include the fundamentals of exposure, how lens choice affects creative control, digital image characteristics, and how to make the most of natural light. If you yearn to understand the digital photography hobby at a deeper level, or you simply want to take better photos, Understanding Photography is a must-have resource.

Understanding Portrait Photography

Capture the perfect portrait--even if it's with a selfie--in this updated edition of a trusted classic, now with all-new photography.

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770433146

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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Capture the perfect portrait--even if it's with a selfie--in this updated edition of a trusted classic, now with all-new photography. Great portraits go beyond a mere record of a face. They reveal one of the millions of intimate human moments that make up a life. In Understanding Portrait Photography, renowned photographer Bryan Peterson shows how to spot those "aha!" moments and capture them forever. Rather than relying on pure luck and chance to catch those moments, Peterson's approach explains what makes a photo memorable, how to spot the universal themes that everyone can identify with, and how to use lighting, setting, and exposure to reveal the wonder and joy of everyday moments. This updated edition includes new sections on capturing the perfect selfie, how to photograph in foreign territory while being sensitive to cultures and customs, how to master portraiture on an iPhone, and the role of Photoshop in portraiture. Now with brand-new photography, Understanding Portrait Photography makes it easy to create indelible memories with light and shadow.

Understanding Photography

From Dorothea Lange's photos of impoverished American migrant workers to the visual records of wartime in Europe and Japan, this book pays particular attention to the complex realities of life that helped bring photography into its own.

Author: Ian Jeffrey

Publisher: Ludion

ISBN: 9781419735998

Category: Art

Page: 440

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An accessible, illustrated, and passionate introduction to photography as an art form Understanding photographs has never been easy. Many photographs--including some of the best known--were not taken with a clear idea in mind. And even if they were, the idea was soon overlooked or forgotten. In this profusely illustrated book, Ian Jeffrey hands us the tools to decode key photographs. By giving the reader the necessary biographical and historical information, the author helps us to fully understand photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, Cindy Sherman, Rinko Kawauchi, Nan Goldin, Thomas Ruff, Dorothea Lange, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paul Strand, Diane Arbus, and L.szl. Moholy-Nagy, among others. At the same time, readers explore an overview of the history of photography by looking at one image at a time. Each entry includes a concise biography along with an illuminating discussion of the works and relevant contextual information.

Bryan Peterson s Understanding Photography Field Guide

This comprehensive field guide to photography includes everything from exposure and shutter speed, to composition and color, to the digital darkroom and printing, and explains different techniques with before-and-after and multi-view images ...

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 0817432256

Category: Photography

Page: 400

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This comprehensive field guide to photography includes everything from exposure and shutter speed, to composition and color, to the digital darkroom and printing, and explains different techniques with before-and-after and multi-view images as examples. Original.

Bryan Peterson s Understanding Composition Field Guide

With this guide in your camera bag, you’ll be equipped not only to “see” beautiful images but to successfully shoot them each and every time. Also available as an ebook

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0770433081

Category: Photography

Page: 288

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Learn to “see” more compelling images with this on-the-go field guide from Bryan Peterson! What makes an image amazing? Believe it or not, it is not about the content. What makes a photo compelling is the arrangement of that content—in other words, its composition. The right composition gives your images impact and emotion; the wrong one leaves them flat. In this handy, take-anywhere guide, renowned photographer, instructor, and bestselling author Bryan Peterson frees amateur photographers from the prejudices of what is “beautiful” or “ugly” so that they can instead focus on color, line, light, and pattern. Get the tools you need to show your distinct voice and point of view in every image you shoot. With this guide in your camera bag, you’ll be equipped not only to “see” beautiful images but to successfully shoot them each and every time. Also available as an ebook

The Photograph

And this alerts us to a further problem in the way we understand a photograph ; the shifting distinction between its function as an image and its assumed ...

Author: Graham Clarke

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192842008

Category: Photography

Page: 247

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Provides a history of photography through essays on its major themes and genres

Understanding Color in Photography

With its down-to-earth voice and casual teaching style, Understanding Color in Photography is a workshop in a book, helping any photographer take their images to the next level.

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0770433111

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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Veteran photographer and instructor Bryan Peterson is best known for his arresting imagery using bold, graphic color and composition. Here he explores his signature use of color in photography for the first time, showing readers his process for creating striking images that pop off the page. He addresses how to shoot in any type of light, and looks at color families and how they can work together to make compelling images in commercial and art photography. He also helps readers understand exposure, flash, and other stumbling blocks that beginning and experienced photographers encounter when capturing images, showing how to get the most out of any composition. With its down-to-earth voice and casual teaching style, Understanding Color in Photography is a workshop in a book, helping any photographer take their images to the next level.

Understanding Close Up Photography

In his sixth book, renowned photographer, popular instructor, and best-selling author Bryan Peterson challenges and inspires us to see close-up photography in new ways when we view it through his eyes.

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400222

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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In his sixth book, renowned photographer, popular instructor, and best-selling author Bryan Peterson challenges and inspires us to see close-up photography in new ways when we view it through his eyes. You’ve seen the dewdrops, but what about dewdrops on a bird’s wing or raindrops on a car windshield? You’ve seen the bumblebees on vibrant flowers, but what about the fluid edge of just one petal or the colorful rusting metal at industrial sites? Even when Peterson does capture the more traditional subjects, it's done in untraditional ways–and often with minimal specialized equipment! Most important, he moves beyond the commonplace to inspire new ways of getting close, using your lenses, and discovering unconventional subjects.

Bryan Peterson s Understanding Photography Field Guide

And, with Photoshop CS3 and CS4. you can make corrections in 16-bit Rare IS the photograph that shows absolute (or pure) colors,.

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400192

Category: Photography

Page: 400

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Everything you need to know in one take-anywhere field guide! This all-in-one guide from renowned photographer, instructor, and author Bryan Peterson will help you take better photos anytime, anywhere–with any camera. Want to finally understand exposure? Interested in learning to "see" and composing your images more creatively? Ready to master the magic of light? It’s all here, the techniques every amateur photographer needs to take better nature, landscape, people, and close-up photos. You’ll even get creative techniques, like making "rain" and capturing "ghosts," and practical advice on gear, equipment, and postprocessing software. Filled with Bryan’s inspirational photographs, this is the one essential guide for every camera bag.

Criticizing Photographs

This book is a clear and accessible guide for students of art history, photography and criticism, as well as anyone interested in carefully looking at and talking about photographs and their effects on the world in which we live.

Author: Terry Barrett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts

ISBN: 9781350097377

Category: Photographic criticism

Page: 320

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Emphasizing the understanding of images and their influences on how they affect our attitudes, beliefs, and actions, this fully updated sixth edition offers consequential ways of looking at images from the perspectives of photographers, critics, theoreticians, historians, curators, and editors. It invites informed conversations about meanings and implications of images, providing multiple and sometimes conflicting answers to questions such as: What are photographs? Should they be called art? Are they ethical? What are their implications for self, society, and the world? From showing how critics verbalize what they see in images and how they persuade us to see similarly, to dealing with what different photographs might mean, the book posits that some interpretations are better than others and explains how to deliberate among competing interpretations. It looks at how the worth of photographs is judged aesthetically and socially, offering samples and practical considerations for both studio critiques for artists and professional criticism for public audiences. This book is a clear and accessible guide for students of art history, photography and criticism, as well as anyone interested in carefully looking at and talking about photographs and their effects on the world in which we live.

Bryan Peterson Photography School

Including lessons in shutter speed, white balance, light meter, lens choice and point of view, Photoshop, and so much more, Bryan Peterson Photography School is a unique opportunity to hone your skills and learn how to produce impeccable ...

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770433103

Category: Photography

Page: 208

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A master class from the acclaimed photographer, bestselling author, and popular teacher, featuring lessons and workshops previously available only through the Bryan Peterson School of Photography Have you ever dreamed of attending a photography class led by one of the most respected professional photographers in the world? Step right up! Bryan Peterson invites readers to participate in his famous workshops, sharing all his best tips and tricks for capturing subjects and landscapes in a magical moment. Using before-and-after examples from real-life students, Bryan reveals the keys to improving your craft with the right angle, aperture, lens, and filters. Including lessons in shutter speed, white balance, light meter, lens choice and point of view, Photoshop, and so much more, Bryan Peterson Photography School is a unique opportunity to hone your skills and learn how to produce impeccable photographs.

Photography Phenomenology and Sight

Abstract: Understanding photography can be a complicated prospect sometimes.

Author: William J. Nieberding

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 265

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Abstract: Understanding photography can be a complicated prospect sometimes. Even photographs that appear to be direct and transcriptive can be complicated. Numerous cultural and technological discourses are involved in the creation of even the most basic photographs. The overwhelming shift in photographic technology from traditional materials to digital technologies is not the cause of this, but it makes the complex interactions more evident. Because acts of vision occur in the production and reception of nearly every single photograph, connections between vision, photography and the discourse of vision are an essential part of understanding photography. The primary research question investigated is: What relationships between vision and knowledge, consciousness and subjectivity are described in the discourse of vision, and how do they relate to photography? Discourse analysis is the methodology used to consider interrelations between the three major strands of the discourse of vision: modernist vision, phenomenological vision, and postmodern vision. How each strand characterizes the act of seeing, and the stated or implied subject-object dynamic are also closely examined. A major focus is investigating the potential phenomenology offers as an alternate philosophical vantage point for understanding vision and photography. To consider the unique understandings generated when looking at photography through each of these discourse strands, photographs by artists Thomas Demand, Kelli Connell; photojournalists Olivier Jobard, and Alex Webb; students, and other non-artists are critically examined. These analyses give tangible form to the abstract theories of vision. Finally the research raises questions concerning photography education and the possibilities offered by a phenomenological approach toward photography and looks toward ways digital photography might be visualized as an ontologically productive form of seeing.

Understanding Photography

FIGURE 7-30 First photograph (top) and a photograph six minutes later (bottom) FIGURE 7-31 Shorter exposure time (1 second) Fog can dramatically change the ...

Author: Sean T. McHugh

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593278950

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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Comprehensive, heavily illustrated volume introduces the concepts and techniques of digital image capture, including exposure, composition, histograms, depth of field, advanced lighting, lens filters, shutter speed, and autofocus. Learn the core concepts and techniques you need to know to take better photos, from choosing the best lens for your stylistic goals to selecting the right camera settings for different lighting conditions. With clear explanations and highly visual examples, Sean T. McHugh takes you from basic concepts like exposure and depth of field to more advanced topics, such as how camera lenses and sensors capture light to produce images. You'll learn not only which camera settings to use in different situations but also the reasons why. Learn how to: - Choose lenses that give greater control over perspective - Minimize image noise by understanding how digital sensors work - Get the exposure you want even in fog, mist, or haze - Improve hand-held shots by mastering shutter speed and autofocus - Use tripods, lens filters, and flash to enhance image capture Whether you want to understand digital photography at a deeper level or simply want to take better photos, Understanding Photography will help you get the most out of your camera.

Photographs Museums Collections

What has been the work of photographs in museums? What does an understanding of photograph collections add to our understanding of collections history more broadly? What are the methodological demands of research on photograph collections?

Author: Elizabeth Edwards

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472533666

Category: Art

Page: 272

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The status of photographs in the history of museum collections is a complex one. From its very beginnings the double capacity of photography - as a tool for making a visual record on the one hand and an aesthetic form in its own right on the other - has created tensions about its place in the hierarchy of museum objects. While major collections of 'art' photography have grown in status and visibility, photographs not designated 'art' are often invisible in museums. Yet almost every museum has photographs as part of its ecosystem, gathered as information, corroboration or documentation, shaping the understanding of other classes of objects, and many of these collections remain uncatalogued and their significance unrecognised. This volume presents a series of case studies on the historical collecting and usage of photographs in museums. Using critically informed empirical investigation, it explores substantive and historiographical questions such as what is the historical patterning in the way photographs have been produced, collected and retained by museums? How do categories of the aesthetic and evidential shape the history of collecting photographs? What has been the work of photographs in museums? What does an understanding of photograph collections add to our understanding of collections history more broadly? What are the methodological demands of research on photograph collections? The case studies cover a wide range of museums and collection types, from art galleries to maritime museums, national collections to local history museums, and international perspectives including Cuba, France, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK. Together they offer a fascinating insight into both the history of collections and collecting, and into the practices and poetics of archives across a range of disciplines, including the history of science, museum studies, archaeology and anthropology.

Contemporary Photography and Theory

These 15 short essays encourage readers to apply critical thinking to both their own work and that of others.

Author: Sally Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000181995

Category: Photography

Page: 252

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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.

Raw Histories

Photographs, Anthropology and Museums Elizabeth Edwards. context so that we might understand its potentially active nature. Context is not merely a given, ...

Author: Elizabeth Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000181294

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Photographs have had an integral and complex role in many anthropological contexts, from fieldwork to museum exhibitions. This book explores how approaching anthropological photographs as 'history' can offer both theoretical and empirical insights into these roles. Photographs are thought to make problematic history because of their ambiguity and 'rawness'. In short, they have too many meanings. The author refutes this prejudice by exploring, through a series of case studies, precisely the potential of this raw quality to open up new perspectives. Taking the nature of photography as her starting point, the author argues that photographs are not merely pictures of things but are part of a dynamic and fluid historical dialogue, which is active not only in the creation of the photograph but in its subsequent social biography in archive and museum spaces, past and present. In this context, the book challenges any uniform view of anthropological photography and its resulting archives. Drawing on a variety of examples, largely from the Pacific, the book demonstrates how close readings of photographs reveal not only western agendas, but also many layers of differing historical and cross-cultural experiences. That is, photographs can 'spring leaks' to show an alternative viewpoint. These themes are developed further by examining the dynamics of photographs and issues around them as used by contemporary artists and curators and presented to an increasingly varied public. This book convincingly demonstrates photographs' potential to articulate histories other than those of their immediate appearances, a potential that can no longer be neglected by scholars and institutions.

Photography in India

He says that the critical approaches to understanding photographs are redundant with historical and sociological readings that simply suffice to locate the ...

Author: Aileen Blaney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000213269

Category: Photography

Page: 272

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Photography’s prominence in the representation and experience of India in contemporary and historical times has not guaranteed it a position of sustained attention in research and scholarship. For a technology as all pervasive as photography, and a country as colossal as India, this scenario is somewhat of an anomaly. Photography in India explores elements of the past, present and future of photography in the context of India through speculation and reflection on photography as an artistic, documentary and everyday practice. The perspectives of writers, theorists, curators and artists are selectively brought to bear upon known as well as previously unseen photographic archives, together with changes in photographic practice that have been synchronous with contemporary India’s rapid urban and rural transformation and the technological shift from chemistry and light to programming and algorithms. Essential reading for anyone interested in Indian photography, this book binds insights into a history of photography with its contemporary development, consolidating wide-ranging thinking on the topic and setting the agenda for future research.

Visualization Theory and Practice in Science Education

Several interesting studies involving the development of young children's understanding of photographs shed light on the role of representational insight ...

Author: John K. Gilbert

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402052675

Category: Education

Page: 325

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External representations (pictures, diagrams, graphs, concrete models) have always been valuable tools for the science teacher. This book brings together the insights of practicing scientists, science education researchers, computer specialists, and cognitive scientists, to produce a coherent overview. It links presentations about cognitive theory, its implications for science curriculum design, and for learning and teaching in classrooms and laboratories.