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Looking at Photographs: A Guide to Technical Terms


From its origins at the end of the 1830s, photography has never ceased to evolve both aesthetically and technologically. The past decade has given ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500
Hilda W

Photo Speak

by Hilda W on Mar 24, 2011

Part of any art is the language and terminology that helps to define it. This book gives good information on trems that will be encountered as one learns about photography.


Quick Study

by Ludlow on Jan 7, 2010

Getty Institute researcher does a great job of defining technical terms, but the bonus here is not only accuracy, clarity and brevity in that department, but also an engaging and unusual selection of illustrations, including (rare in this type of book) color photographs. With Gilles Mora's PHOTOSPEAK and Alan Trachtenberg's collection of historic writings on photography, a must have for any photo enthusiast or writer who has to do with photography. There is a newer edition: get the newest you can for most digital camera-related terminology, but if primarily interested in older types of photography, such as calotypes and so forth, this edition is just fine.

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