A World History of Photography
A World History of Photography encompasses the entire range of the medium, from the camera lucida to the latest computer technology, and from Europe and the Americas to the Far East. It investigates all aspects of photography - aesthetic, documentary, commercial, and technical - while placing it in historical context.
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In the early years of photography, exposure usually was effected by removing
and replacing the lens cap manually (pi. no. $70) or by moving a simple plate that
pivoted over the lens (pi. no. 571) . Although shutters had at times been used ...
The camera lens itself can provide photographers with an expressive tool, either
by lending actual scenes a sense of unreality through subtle distortion, or by
dramatically enhancing expression and gesture. In the 1950s, following earlier ...
APERTURE: The size of the adjustable opening in a lens that determines the
amount of light that will pass through. Relative aperture is expressed as an f/
number, which represents the focal length of the lens divided by the diameter of
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - memasmb - LibraryThing
Very informative book with a attractive layout. The older photographers and their photographs held my interest the most. For some starting in the field, it is a great place to begin learning about the trends, techniques and processes. Read full review
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This highly regarded survey by Rosenblum (A History of Women Photographers) is a standard college text and important reference for the history of photography, distinguished by its international scope ... Read full review