Advanced Photography: A Grammar of Techniques

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Focal Press, 1974 - Photography - 435 pages
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Written as a companion volume to the international bestseller Basic Photography this book has enjoyed a long established reputation as a technicalbible' for new professionals. It will appeal to anyone wishing to improve on their basic skills in practical photography - enabling you to acheive a higher standard of work and to deal more professionally with clients, agents and suppliers. The late Michael Langford was Former Photography Course Director at the Royal College of Art in London. He was intimately involved with photography courses at all levels and as a result fully understood what a student needed. His other books for Focal Press are: 'Basic Photography', 'Story of Photography' and 'Starting Photography'. Benefit from the help given to improve your photography skillsEasy to follow, practical guidance with clear, inspirational illustrationsKeep up with the latest cameras, films and digital technology with this successful guide

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User Review  - j-b-colson - LibraryThing

This is an excellent overview and study text for advanced photographic knowledge based on technology for the silver based era. Its coverage of light, lenses, etc., is still relevant. Well illustrated with photography and diagrams. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
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The significance of lens aberrations
23
Lens evolution 29
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Michael J. Langford is the author of numerous how-to books and articles on photography. He writes for a variety of audiences; books like Learn Photography in a Weekend are geared to the casual picture-taker, while works such as The Single Lens Reflex Handbook or The Darkroom Handbook: Photography Consultant are developed with the professional photographer in mind. The main benefit of photography, Langford believes, is that it enhances the way people see the world. One of Langford's best-known works is Basic Photography, an international best-seller that has been translated into four languages and gone through six editions. A comprehensive introduction to the subject, Basic Photography and its companion volume, Advanced Photography, are frequently used as textbooks in photography courses. Other books by Langford include Photography: Materials and Methods, The Step-by-Step Guide to Photography, Better Photography, and Visual Aids and Photographs in Education. Langford's expertise in how-to books erives in part from his many years of teaching. He is the Photography Course Director at the Royal College of Art in London, and has also taught at the London College of Printing and the Birmingham College of Art and Design, where he was the Head of the School of Photography. He has also worked as a photographer for several advertising agencies and magazines in England and in Europe.

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