Why Art Photography?

Author: Lucy Soutter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415577330

Category: Art

Page: 145

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Contemporary art photography is paradoxical. Anyone can look at it and form an opinion about what they see, yet it represents critical positions that only a small minority of well-informed viewers can usually access. Why Art Photography? provides a lively, accessible introduction to the ideas behind today's striking photographic images. Exploring key issues such as ambiguity, objectivity, staging, authenticity, the digital and photography's expanded field, the chapters offer fresh perspectives on existing debates. While the main focus is on the present, the book traces concepts and visual styles to their origins, drawing on carefully selected examples from recognized international photographers. Images, theories and histories are described in a clear, concise manner and key terms are defined along the way. This book is ideal for anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of photography as an art form.
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Fine Art Photography: High Dynamic Range

Realism, Superrealism, & Image Optimization for Serious Novices to Advanced Digital Photographers

Author: Tony Sweet

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811744911

Category: Photography

Page: 136

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Directions for working with two popular photo editing programs: Photomatix and HDR Efex Pro.
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Art Photography Now

Author: Susan Bright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500289426

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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Celebrates the diversity of contemporary artistic photography through introductions of eight genres, images that represent each category, and profiles of noteworthy artists.
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Fine Art Photography

Water, Ice, and Fog

Author: Tony Sweet

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811733496

Category: Photography

Page: 104

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In stunning color, master photographer Tony Sweet shows how to create beautiful photographs of water in all its forms.
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Digital Art Photography For Dummies

Author: Matthew Bamberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471783633

Category: Computers

Page: 370

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So you’ve made the jump to digital photography and you’re having a ball with your new camera, right? Now, you’re wondering just what it would take to make your photos a little more than just snapshots. Well, Digital Art Photography For Dummies is a great place to find out! You’ll not only discover great new ideas, you’ll see the effects in full color. This book will help you Get fabulous, well-exposed photos, no matter what your shooting conditions may be Tweak, edit, and enhance your images to create something a lot better than what you started with, or maybe something entirely new Produce gallery-worthy art prints that people are willing to pay for Find out if it’s time to upgrade your computer to handle graphics work Sound like fun? This plain-English guide makes it easy, too! You’ll find out just what makes a picture artistic, how to plan and set up a good photo shoot, what kinds of tools are available in Photoshop to help you enhance or even completely revamp an image, and how to be sure that what comes out of your printer meets all your expectations. Best of all, this book is jam-packed with full-color images that show you just what you can produce. You’ll find out how to Select the right digital equipment Shoot in color, black-and-white, and at night Choose subject matter that fits your style Understand and use your camera’s settings to get the best shots Photograph landscapes, people, action, and just about anything else Create special effects in Photoshop Improve the quality of your photos or turn them into true works of art Mat and frame your work for maximum effect If you’re comfortable with your digital camera but want to find out more about creating cool effects in Photoshop, you can jump directly to Part III and discover tips and techniques that turn ordinary pictures into extraordinary art. Or maybe you’ve been trying to get better nighttime photos. Part II is all about setting up your equipment and getting the perfect shot. Like all For Dummies books, Digital Art Photography For Dummies is designed so you can go directly to the part that most interests you. Whether you’ve been thinking of selling your work or you just want to create a knock-their-socks-off family gallery that your relatives can view online, this book shows you how to take your photography hobby to the next level. Even if you just want to look at the pictures for inspiration, you can’t go wrong!
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Faking Death

Canadian Art Photography and the Canadian Imagination

Author: Penny Cousineau-Levine

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773528260

Category: Photography

Page: 324

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In Faking Death Penny Cousineau-Levine examines the work of over 120 Canadian photographers, revealing important aspects of Canadian identity and imagination. Contrasting Canadian photography with American and European traditions, she shows that Canadian photographers are often preoccupied with a place that is elsewhere, a doubling and duality that also occurs in Canadian literature, film, and political life. Subverting the documentary tradition and other stylistic idioms for their own distinctive ends, Canadian photographers exhibit an ambivalent preoccupation with death and dying, bondage, and entrapment. Cousineau-Levine argues that this is characteristically a 'faked' death that expresses a collective Canadian wish for a symbolic passage to national maturity. Faking Death includes 16 colour reproductions and 150 duotones by artists such as Raymonde April, Jeff Wall, Lynne Cohen, Charles Gagnon, Evergon, Michel Lambeth, Thaddeus Holownia, Geoffrey James, Genevieve Cadieux, Shelley Niro, Diana Thorneycroft, Jin-me Yoon, Ian Wallace, and Ken Lum. By bringing together this many Canadian works Faking Death provides a compelling visual introduction to one of Canada's most vibra
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Marketing Fine Art Photography

Author: Alain Briot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933952550

Category: Photography

Page: 313

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Many photographers don't have the business and marketing knowledge required to successfully sell fine-art photographs. Briot offers practical, up-to-date, and field-tested marketing techniques from the viewpoint of a fine-art landscape photographer who earns a living from the sale of his fine-art prints.
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Erotic Art Photography

Author: Alexandre Dupouy

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 178042955X

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Erotic photo art has lost much of its exquisite soul since Playboy and other girlie monthlies repackaged the human body for mass-market consumption. Like much painting, sculpture and engraving, since its beginning photography has also been at the service of eroticism. This collection presents erotic photographs from the beginning of photography until the years just before World War II. It explores the evolution of the genre and its origins in France, and its journey from public distrust to the large audience it enjoys today.
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Art Photography

Author: David Bate

Publisher: Tate Publishing (UK)

ISBN: 9781849762243

Category: Photographic criticism

Page: 160

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In the last decade, interest in photography has exploded. Among the most compelling and popular art forms, photography is now recognized as central to the development of modern and contemporary art. In this accessibly written survey, art photography comes alive through a series of frames--from documentary style and pictorialism to archives, narratives, and the conceptual uses of the medium. David Bate traces major developments and themes from the earliest days of photography, in the 1830s, to the present day, examining the many ways in which photography and art have intersected since the birth of the medium. Featuring works from a wide and international group of artists--including Henry Fox Talbot, Roger Fenton, Lee Miller, Brassaï, Robert Frank, Nan Goldin, Ed Ruscha, and Gillian Wearing--this comprehensive volume uncovers the Anglo-American and European contexts of art photography, as well as the Asian, African, and Middle Eastern perspectives.
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Fine Art Photography

Creating Beautiful Images for Sale and Display

Author: Terry Hope

Publisher: Rotovision

ISBN: 9782880467241

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 7389

- Works practically on several levels, allowing the beginner to produce personal Christmas or birthday presents but also giving serious photographers advice on how to present themselves in a more professional way. - Visually stunning, with glorious photographic prints in a superbly designed package. - Addresses a market which has few it any books dealing with it.
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Fine Art Photography 2

Author: B. Martin Pedersen

Publisher: Bilimsel Eserler


Category: Photography

Page: 223

View: 4411

Many of the world's most inventive fine-art photographers are represented in this latest edition of outstanding creative imagery on film. Superbly reproduced, the sophisticated work in this new collection have been contributed by some of the world's best fine-art photographers. Many of these photos have never been published before -- making this volume a welcome addition to the libraries of photography enthusiasts and fine-art collectors alike.
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The Nude

Conceptual Approaches to Fine Art Photography

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781682032527

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Images of the nude human form are among the oldest art forms-from simple drawings, to grand statuary, to classic painting and contemporary photography, artists' fascination with the human body has endured throughout time and across every form of creative expression. Within the pages of this book, accomplished fine-art nude photographer Jennifer Emery begins by presenting the key elements of lighting and posing the human body to best flatter the subject and express the desired design. With these fundamentals in place, she expands and elevates the practice of photographing nudes to develop more conceptual, fine-art looks that go beyond merely representing the subject and strive to communicate more complex ideas and aesthetics. As she demonstrates, fine-art nude photography can go far beyond a mere black backdrop and some interesting lighting. Full of color, motion, and style, Emery's images spark intrigue, admiration, passion, and excitement!
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A Critical Introduction

Author: Liz Wells

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415307031

Category: Photography

Page: 382

View: 3369

This seminal text for photography students identifies key debates in photographic theory, stimulates discussion and evaluation of the critical use of photographic images and ways of seeing. This new edition retains the thematic structure and text features of its predecessors but also expands coverage on photojournalism, digital imaging techniques, race and colonialism. The content is updated with additional international and contemporary examples and images throughout and the inclusion of colour photos. Features of this new edition include: *Key concepts and short biographies of major thinkers *Updated international and contemporary case studies and examples *A full glossary of terms, a comprehensive bibliography *Resource information, including guides to public archives and useful websites
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Father of art photography

O. G. Rejlander, 1813-1875

Author: Edgar Yoxall Jones,Oscar Gustav Rejlander

Publisher: N.A


Category: Photography

Page: 112

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Art, photography, urbanism

Author: Martha Rosler,Anthony Vidler,Alexander Alberro

Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc


Category: Photography

Page: 55

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Photographs by Martha Rosler. Text by Alexander Alberro, Anthony Vidler.
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Art and Photography

Author: David Campany

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714863924

Category: Art

Page: 220

View: 505

The first major survey of photography's place in recent art history.
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Photo 1: An Introduction to the Art of Photography

Author: Katie Stern

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111036411

Category: Design

Page: 480

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PHOTO 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY is the must have book for photographers looking to bridge the gap between traditional and digital photography. This comprehensive introductory text eases the transition from one system to the other while developing the student's understanding of the scope and importance of this evolution. Not only will students learn how and why to create photographs, but also how to evaluate them from both a technical and aesthetic viewpoint. Through strong visual examples and artist statements from photographers around the world, PHOTO 1 investigates photography as an artistic and visual communication tool. Unique among other introductory photography books, this text also introduces students to copyright law and best business practices for photographers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Photo Art

Photography in the 21st Century

Author: Uta Grosenick,Thomas Seelig

Publisher: N.A


Category: Photography

Page: 519

View: 1810

Presents the works of 120 contemporary photographers, accompanied by essays and a glossary.
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