Langford's Starting Photography: A guide to better pictures by Philip Andrews

By Philip Andrews

While you're occupied with studying images this can be the booklet had to start.

This authoritative vintage, written by means of a number one overseas images author and lecturer has been up to date by means of profitable photographer, lecturer and best-selling Photoshop components writer, Philip Andrews.

Benefit from his ability, event and information quick as you easy methods to use images creatively, from scratch. all of the primary fundamentals are coated: the way to pick out and compose an excellent photograph; how assorted cameras function, even if movie or electronic; the way to use the camera's controls - shutter pace, concentration, zoom, flash and so forth; recommendation on how most sensible to take on assorted matters - humans, areas, animals, landscapes, or close-ups, in addition to precious scanner and printing ideas.

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Covering different ways of exposure reading and making settings, plus an almost overwhelming range of other options. You can even programme the camera to take a rapid ‘burst’ of three pictures when you press the button, each one giving a slightly different exposure. Virtually all the camera actions are battery powered – from its internal focus sensor, motor drive for film advancement, to the electronically timed shutter providing a much wider setting range (typically 1/8000–30 seconds) than a manual camera.

35 2 L A N G F O R D ’ S S TA R T I N G P H O T O G R A P H Y Looking into an eyepiece at the back of an SLR you observe a small, ground-glass focusing screen, onto which the scene is reflected by a mirror. So you see what the lens sees, and as you focus the lens it is easy to examine which parts of the subject are in focus and sharp and which areas are blurry. When you are satisfied that the picture is correctly composed, you press the shutter release button. The mirror then rises out of the way, blocking out the focusing screen briefly and allowing the image to reach the back of the camera, where the shutter opens to expose the sensor or film.

From color negatives it is possible to have enlargements made cheaply in color or (in some labs) in black and white. Labs can also scan negatives and slides and save them to a CD ready for input into a home computer system. Black and white films Black and white films make a refreshing change. Pictures are simplified into monochrome without the realism (and sometimes distraction) of color. 1 A range of film types. From the top: (a) 35 mm color negative; (b) color slide; (c) black and white negative; (d) black and white slide; (e) APS color negative.

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