Synopses & Reviews
Arguably the best book yet written for those wishing to pursue photography seriously, Basic Techniques of Photography, Book 1 has been revised and updated in order to keep pace with fast-moving technological advances in the field. The revised edition includes more than fifty new illustrations, offering still greater clarity in presenting Ansel Adams' legendary approach to photography.
Since its publication in 1992, The Ansel Adams Guide: Basic Techniques of Photography, Book 1 has sold more than 100,000 copies and is used in many introductory photography courses. This revised edition offers new information on:
-- variable-contrast papers
-- view cameras and digital cameras
-- recent technical changes in the Advanced Photo System
Book 1 is organized to provide the principles of black-and-white and color photography to a broad range of photographers -- from the serious beginner to the advanced amateur. It draws extensively on the writings of Ansel Adams, the best-known writer/teacher of photography of our time, and is profusely illustrated with Adams' own work as well as that of other photographers. Numerous demonstration photographs and technical illustrations clarify the concepts and techniques that can seem bewildering to the novice photographer. In Book 1, John P. Schaefer skillfully uses Adams' words and art as a foundation for a comprehensive guide to creative photography, making this rewarding art accessible to all.
Newly revised and updated, an ultimate photography resource draws on the writings and images of Ansel Adams; presents current information on variable contrast papers, view and digital cameras, and the recent changes of the Advanced Photo System; and provides demonstration photographs and technical i
A comprehensive and accessible guide to photography. It covers cameras and lenses, the specifics of black-and-white and color photography. field trips. All aspects of photography are thoroughly presented in a clear, readable manner.
About the Author
John P. Schaefer is an active photographer and the author of Basic Techniques of Photography, Book 2. In 1975, as president of the University of Arizona, he was instrumental in founding the Center for Creative Photography, which houses the archives of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and many other outstanding photographers. Schaefer was a student, collaborator, and close friend of Ansel Adams and is currently the president of Research Corporation and a Trustee of The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.