The Camera

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New York Graphic Society, 1980 - Photography - 203 pages
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Ansel Adams produced some of the century's truly memorable photographic images and helped nurture the art of photography through his creative innovations and peerless technical mastery. This handbook - the first volume in Adam's celebrated series of books on photographic techniques - has taught a generation of photographers how to harness the camera's artistic potential. It remains as vital today as when it was first published.

Along with visualization, image management, Adams' famous Zone System, and other keys to photographic artistry, The Camera covers 35mm, medium-format, and large-format view cameras and offers detailed advice on camera components such as lenses, shutters, and light meters. Beautifully illustrated with photographs as well as instructive line drawings, this classic manual belongs on every serious photographer's bookshelf.

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Anyone who likes photography can start by this book. - Goodreads
You need the basics and this is solid advice. - Goodreads
I did walk away with more knowledge of photography. - Goodreads

Review: The Camera (Ansel Adams Photography #1)

User Review  - Al Maki - Goodreads

The opportunity to learn fundamentals from a master is a privilege. Although the information about technology is out of date, the point of view is eye opening. Read full review

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User Review  - Chandler - Goodreads

I bought this book as a Christmas gift for a woman I was dating. Then we broke up before I could give it to her. I kept the book for myself. So who came out smelling like a rose...? This book is a treasure. Read full review

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About the author (1980)

Photographer, conservationist; born in San Francisco. A commercial photographer for 30 years, he made visionary photos of western landscapes that were inspired by a boyhood trip to Yosemite. He won three Guggenheim grants to photograph the national parks (1944--58).

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