Black-and-white film, with its ability to capture a great range of tones, offers the photographer a chance to achieve memorable images. This book aims to provide readers with access to the skills and information needed to create striking and original monochrome prints of their own. Roger Hicks emphasizes the importance of mastering the craft techniques that underlie all good work, explaining in detail the characteristics of cameras, lenses and films, and the effective use of filters, exposure meters and tripods. He demonstrates ways of setting up a darkroom and reveals how, by the proper control of processing and printing, it is possible to make prints containing deep and rich blacks, brilliant whites and a full range of grey tones. The author also offers tips and advice on tackling the classic black-and-white themes, from landscapes and cityscapes to reportage and portraits, from action and travel photography to still life and photography as a fine art.
Aimed at serious students of exposure theory and practical photographers who simply want to take better pictures, this reference will enable professionals and amateurs alike to perfect their camera skills. The book explores characteristic curves, shadows, highlights, and speed, subject brightness and image brightness, metering equations, light metering, and other practical and theoretical matters. Also included are chapters on film testing, the Zone system, and both monochrome and color printing, with stunning examples of both presented throughout.
This book of star photographs provides classic portrait styles and detailed directions on how to set up, light, and shoot each photo. Step-by-step instructions reveal the techniques used by top-notch Hollywood photographers for their glittering glamour portraits of the 1920s through the 1950s.
Learn the Lighting Secrets of Today's Top Photographers One of the most enduring images in art and photography, the nude continues to inspire photographers of all levels to explore the nuances of lighting. Now updated for the digital age, with more than 70 all-new images and lighting diagrams, Lighting the Nude, Revised Edition offers a behind-the-scenes look at how today's top photographers sculpt light across the human form to create stunning, unforgettable images. Inside you'll find: • Lighting and posing setups for more than 140 nudes. • A wide range of styles, from classical to fantasy, romantic to erotic. • Camera settings, tips, and techniques straight from the photographers. • A comlete introduction to gear, along with tips for working with models.
One of the earliest and most valuable discoveries by author Dick B. in his search for the facts about the early A.A. program, which had such great successes, was the many, varied, and important Christian and other books read, studied, and circulated by A.A. Cofounder Dr. Bob among early AAs and their families. These are of great importance and utility today if you are to be healed of alcoholism. They cover the Bible, Jesus Christ, prayer, healing, alcoholism, daily devotions, Quiet Time, the Oxford Group, Rev. Samuel M. Shoemaker, conversion, and other relevant religious topics. Dick discovered the books in the homes of Dr. Bob's children, read and analyzed and categorized them, and placed them in this title. Other books were mentioned elsewhere as having been read and circulated by Dr. Bob, and are included.