Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age

By Robert Hirsch

Light & Lens: images within the electronic Age is a groundbreaking introductory booklet that basically and concisely presents the guide and development blocks essential to create thought-provoking digitally dependent images. it's an adventurous concept ebook that includes a number of classroom-tested assignments and routines from major photographic educators to motivate you to severely discover and make pictures from the photographers' eye, a cultured viewpoint.

Acquire a easy starting place for electronic images. Light and Lens covers the basic thoughts of image-making; the right way to use present day electronic know-how to create compelling photographs; and the way to output and guard pictures within the electronic world.
Explore the historical past, thought and techniques of electronic image-making. Light and Lens interprets the iconic aesthetics of artwork images into the electronic realm. you are going to view, trap and view photographs from a brand new perspective.
Increase your skill to research, speak about and write approximately your personal paintings and the photographs of others.
Learn with routines and assignments through major electronic educators. leading edge concepts will teach your eye to make the most powerful visible statement.
Solve visible difficulties and conquer photograph demanding situations. no matter if you utilize a electronic SLR or a point-and-shoot digicam, you will get new recommendations to grasp composition, layout and light-weight.
View the complete diversity of the electronic terrain with wonderful photographs and observation by way of over one hundred ninety foreign artists.

Robert Hirsch is a popular photographer, educator, historian and author. His ebook credit contain Photographic probabilities: The Expressive Use of Ideas, Materials and Processes; Exploring colour images: From the Darkroom to the electronic Studio; and Seizing the sunshine: A historical past of Photography. He has had many one-person exhibits and curated various exhibitions. Hirsch has additionally carried out many workshops and interviewed eminent photographers of our time. the previous govt director of CEPA Gallery, he's now the director of sunshine study in Buffalo, manhattan, and at the visible reviews college of college of Buffalo/The kingdom college of recent York.

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