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Sep 29, 2014
| ISBN 9781465422880
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Sep 29, 2014 | ISBN 9781465422880
This picture-perfect book captures the most pivotal and precious moments in the history of photography, from classic black and white images to advanced digital technologies. Two centuries of iconic and unforgettable pictures are showcased in breathtakingly beautiful detail.
Photographer biographies introduce the artists behind the imagery and explain how each one pushed the boundaries of this revolutionary medium in new and innovative ways. Take your place behind the camera to test the most extraordinary cameras ever invented, from the daguerreotype to the very latest camera phones. Open your eyes to the early attempts at portrait and landscape photography, before delving deep into gritty photojournalism and getting up close and personal with street photography and nature photography. Special case studies reveal how pictures became powerful enough to change the way the viewing public saw the world and provided an important record of social and cultural changes in society.
Belonging on any coffee table or bookshelf, Photography is an informative and inspiring read for budding photographers, seasoned professionals, and history buffs alike, bringing together the most remarkable snapshots from the past that will stay with us forever.
Tom Ang is an award-winning photographer and a leading authority on digital photography. His books include Dictionary of Photography and Digital Imaging, Digital Photographer’s Handbook, Photoshop CS for Photography, and How to Photograph Absolutely Everything. His work has been exhibited… More about Tom Ang
“The compendium deserves consideration as a teaching text for middle and high school libraries.” – VOYA Magazine
“Photography is ‘a true celebration of the greatest photographs and photographers from around the world.'” – Shutterbug Magazine
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