Written for the camera collector and photography buff, this comprehensive collectors guide and history takes a novel approach to both the instruments and the image. Illustrated with over 500 color photographs, this volume moves from the camera obscura to digital imaging, with major developments in cameras in-between and the many of the images captured with them. Early inventors and photographers are highlighted in the discussion of the the evolution of cameras. Their scientific inventiveness and artistry made photographic imaging what it is today. Camera groupings based on format and function, together with images give the reader a better understanding of how each camera type played a significant role in the development of photography. Collectors will also learn how to examine, care for, and test a camera, and the current price ranges of classic cameras are an invaluable. Finally, the short technical glossary is a primer for the beginning collector and a refresher for the professional.
David Williamson's first full-length play, The Coming of Stork, premiered at Melbourne's La Mama Theatre in 1970. He went on to pen over thirty plays and become Australia's most successful playwright. His plays have been produced throughout Australia and internationally. A number of his stage works have been adapted for the screen, including The Removalists, Don's Party, The Club, Travelling North, Emerald City, Sanctuary and Brilliant Lies. He won AFI screenplay awards for Petersen, Don's Party, Gallipoli and Travelling North. He has also won eleven AWGIE Awards. He lives on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. For a rich guide to understanding more about the work of David Williamson visit the 'What I wrote' series website where you can download Teacher's Notes, watch a trailer for the DVD and read information on the authors. David Williamson's official website - www.davidwilliamsonplaywright. com