Photography in focus

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McGraw-Hill, Jan 1, 1997 - Photography - 516 pages
Now in an expanded, completely revised fifth edition, Photography in Focus is a comprehensive textbook on photography today - from basic camera functions and lighting to film development and printmaking for black and white as well as color. Offering coverage on the latest techniques and trends, such as digital imaging, this new edition includes 21 chapters and a wealth of color and black and white photos.

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The Visual Aspects of Photography
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About the author (1997)

Jerry Burchfield is an artist, curator, author and educator living in Southern California. From 1973 to 1987, Mr. Burchfield was the co-owner of BC Space Gallery, a pioneering alternative gallery space dedicated to showing nonconformist contemporary photography. Since 1987, he has been a Professor of Photography and Photography Gallery Director at Cypress College in Cypress, California. The author of several books and catalogues on photography, Mr. Burchfield cofounded the Laguna Wilderness Press and has received numerous awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and was the featured artist for Arts OC's 5th Annual Arts Awards in April 2004. Mr. Burchfield received an Art in Public Places Award from the Architecture Foundation of Orange County and the AIA, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Artists for a Better World, and was the Honored Educator at the Western Regional Conference of the Society for Photographic Education. Of particular note, during the summer of 2006, Mr. Burchfield, along with his colleagues in The Legacy Project, produced the Great Picture, which resulted in the world's largest functioning pinhole camera obscura and the world's largest photograph.

Jacobs is a career foreign-service officer.

Richard F. Townsend is curator of African and Amerindian Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Ken Kokrda is a ceramic artist and teacher and an expert on Casas Grandes pottery traditions. Barbara Moulard is adjunct associate professor of art history at Arizona State University and the author of "Within the Underworld Sky: Mimbres Ceramic Art in Context "(1984) and "Re-Creating the Word: Painted Ceramics of the Prehistoric Southwest "(2002).

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