Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age by Robert Hirsch

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Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age by Robert Hirsch

Light & Lens: Photography in the Digital Age is a groundbreaking introductory book that clearly and concisely provides the instruction and building blocks necessary to create thought-provoking digitally based photographs. It is an adventurous idea book that features numerous classroom-tested assignments and exercises from leading photographic educators to encourage you to critically explore and make images from the photographers’ eye, an aesthetic point of view. The fundamental grammar of photography is based on how a camera utilizes light and form to record an image that is then interpreted through societal visual codes that have evolved over centuries of imagemaking. Learning how to operate a camera, gaining an awareness of how light can reveal or suppress a subject’s attributes, and then making a print or other form of visual presentation are the fi rst steps one must master to transform an abstract idea into a physical (photographic) reality. This text introduces basic camera methods and visual construction blocks, gives examples of how and why other photographers have applied them, provides basic working procedures, and encourages readers to experiment and make modifi cations to the process to achieve their own results. Once a basic understanding of picture-making is obtained, control over the process can begin. To acquire the maximum benefi t from this book, the reader should begin thinking about how photography can be used to construct a meaningful expression. This puts process in service of concept to create meaningful content. This can occur when the heart and the mind combine to form an idea from the imagination and fi nd the most suitable technical means of bringing it into existence.

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