Picture Editing: An Introduction

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Focal Press, 1996 - Photojournalism - 273 pages
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Picture Editing is an introduction to the art and discipline of picture editing and picture management. It provides a thorough grounding in the subject. It discusses the varied context in which picture editing operates, including the thorny subject of image manipulation, and provides a framework for understanding picture editing as a many-stranded and complex task.


Picture Editing is an introduction to the art and discipline of picture editing and picture management. It provides a thorough grounding in the subject. It discusses the varied context in which picture editing operates, including the thorny subject of image manipulation, and provides a framework for understanding picture editing as a many-stranded and complex task.

The book combines detailed descriptions of the work involved with checklists, reference sources and exercises to help the student or trainee, and is illustrated with many photographs, including over forty colour photographs in the plate section.

Picture Editing has been written for those who want to learn how to edit pictures, understand how picture editing works and learn about the debates that currently concern the subject. It will be useful to photography students, photographers new to the profession and to those contemplating a career in photography.

Topics covered include:
* Picture selection
* Commissioning
* Legal issues
* Ethical and moral issues
* Electronic picture desks
* Tools
* Entering the production cycle
* Picture research
* Picture editing contexts

Tom Ang is a freelance photographer and senior lecturer in photographic practice and course leader of BA (hons) Photography and Multimedia (part-time) in the School of Communications at the University of Westminster. he has worked on various magazines.

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' A comprehensive guide to the art of picture editing for newspapers and
magazines.'
Professional Photographer

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Contents

Picture editing contexts
7
Picture research
22
Commissioning
36
Copyright

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Freelance photographer, and senior lecturer in photographic practice and course leader of BA (Hons) Photography and Multimedia (part-time) in the School of Communication, Design & Media at the University of Westminster.

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