Langford's Advanced Photography is the only advanced photography guide a serious student or aspiring professional will ever need. In this eighth edition, Efthimia Bilissi continues in the footsteps of Michael Langford by combining an unrivalled level of technical detail with a straightforward writing style while simultaneously bringing the text firmly in to the digital era.
This book covers the entire photographic process from a technical standpoint - not only detailing the 'how' but also explaining the 'why' that is so often missing from photography texts. From the workings of cameras, lenses, digital imaging sensors and software to new hot topics such as HDR imaging, digital asset management, and even running your own photography business, everything a serious photographer could need to extend their art into professional realms is covered.
The book also benefits from a full glossary, charts and inspirational full color images throughout, with summaries and projects at the end of each chapter to reinforce the theory.
Lecturer in Image Science at The University of Westminster, UK. Previous Editor in Chief/Technical Editor on Fotografia and Imaging Pro magazines and winner of The Royal Photographic Society's Selwyn Award. Michael Langford, renowned author, teacher, and practitioner, is a legend because of his skill that balanced art and technique. He inspired and taught thousands. As Photography Course Director at the Royal College of Art, London, UK, his key involvement with photography courses and exams set the standard worldwide.
Amateur and professional photography; Camera equipment; Choosing lenses; Colour in photography; Film types and technical data; Imaging sensors; Lighting control; Tone control; Subjects; Digital imaging systems; Digital image manipulation; Film processing management and colour printing; Extending photography; Reproduction and archiving; Business Practice; Appendices: Optical calculations, Gamma and average gradient, Chemical formulae: health and safety, Lighting and safety, Batteries, Colour conversion filter chart, Ring around chart; Glossary.