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Below is a selection of books on Photojournalism. Books are a good source for comprehensive information or an overview of a topic. The books comprise both print and e-books. For print books, a call number is included so that you can find them in the library.
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101 Quick and Easy Ideas Taken from the Master Photographers of the Twentieth Century by
Call Number: TR146.B199
Publication Date: 2009-12-15
If you've ever found yourself looking at a photograph in a museum or gallery and thinking, 'I can do that,' this is the book for you. 101 QUICK AND EASY IDEAS TAKEN FROM THE MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY shows you how to recognize and use the techniques of some of the great photographers of the last century. Each chapter of the book focuses on one photographer, and includes a brief biography that highlights what life experiences influenced his or her work, as well as descriptions of one or several iconic images they photographed that include the key photographic elements that apply to that work ' light, shadow, narrative, and symbolism. Along with the descriptions are recreations of the images that use similar subject matter and settings, as well as the steps to help you compose and manipulate your own version of the image. As you work through the book you'll find that the same concepts and themes were used by many of the photographers, but the meanings change as their work is shaped as the events, technology, and environment changed throughout the twentieth century. Arranged alphabetically, 101 QUICK AND EASY IDEAS TAKEN FROM THE MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, features photographers you'll easily recognize and some that are new to you, such as Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lang, Robert Mapplethorpe, Berenice Abbott, Heri Cartier-Bresson, and many more. By learning about and trying the common photography concepts and techniques used by famous photographers you'll enhance your photographic skill set and hopefully find inspiration and ideas for your own work.
A Photographer's Pilgrimage by
Call Number: TR790.N799
Publication Date: 2005-10-25
Part photo essay and part travel diary, this moving book reflects Kazuyoshi Nomachi's own spiritual quest and his interest in pilgrimages, or, as he calls them, "prayer routes." Here, through dramatic images that distill the essence of our humanity, the acclaimed photographer captures moments of prayer along pilgrimage routes in some of the world's most remote places, from the Sahara to the Andes, including the rarely photographed cities of Mecca and Medina.Having converted to Islam, Nomachi has arrived at an intensely personal understanding of what it means to search for God. Prayer, pilgrimage, and religion, he says, are phenomena that affect humanity as a whole, without distinction for individual traits or background. Such is the thinking that sharpens Nomachi's sensitivity to the elements of spiritual life. This book, which brings together thirty years of the acclaimed photographer's best work, comprises portraits of people and places. In each image, Nomachi strives to reveal what unites individuals in the ineffable relationship between the whole and its every component: what it is, for example, that leads Muslims to Qa'aba, Buddhists to Lhasa, Ethiopian Christians to Lalibela.
Art Direction + Editorial Design by
Call Number: Z246.Z35
Publication Date: 2007-10-01
Thousands of magazines, newspapers, and journals are launched every year, but only a handful survive. What gives these few newcomers their staying power: content? branding? design? Art Direction and Editorial Designis an accessible and comprehensive guide to visual journalismthe design of magazines and newspapers, both in their print and online forms. Illustrated with case studies, examples, practical exercises, and tips, the book explains the fundamentals of editorial design and layout. It provides an overview of current editorial design practices and explains how design and production for publications is organized while also tackling broad issues that can often make or break careers in the field. Subjects covered include branding, how to create layouts, handling copy and images, design and production skills, and trends in the field. Included are interviews with and profiles of such leading influential figures as Neville Brody, Tyler Brûlée, David Carson, Felix Dennis, Fernando Gutiérrez, and Eamonn McCabe, as well as examples of work by M.F. Agha, Alexey Brodovitch, Willy Fleckhaus, Henry Wolf, Cipe Pineles, and Fabien Baron.
Artificial Lighting for Photography by
Call Number: TR590.M156
Publication Date: 2009-01-15
ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING FOR PHOTOGRAPHY clearly explains the use of artificial lighting of all types through a rich combination of detailed diagrams, visual examples, and practical instruction. Written for beginning photographers, the book introduces and explains the basic concepts of lighting techniques and the relevant equipment and hardware before going on to cover the latest advances in lighting equipment and digital capture devices. This fundamental knowledge is then used to teach key techniques that will help readers utilize the equipment effectively in their work. Equally emphasizing both studio and location environments, ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING FOR PHOTOGRAPHY describes methods for solving a variety of challenges so that readers will gain a thorough understanding of how and why artificial lighting techniques work.
Contemporary Photography from the Far East by
Call Number: TR646.I82C761
Publication Date: 2009-09-15
A true catalogue raisonn#65533;, Asian Dub presents the works of twenty-one of Asia's most important contemporary artists who have made their mark on the international contemporary art scene in the fields of photography, video, and film. It features works by Hiroshi Sugimoto, Yang Fudong, Cao Fei, Kimsooja, Nobuyoshi Araki, Yasumasa Morimura, Daido Moriyama, Tabaimo, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Ai Weiwei, among others. It is accompanied by in-depth biographies and artists' statements and is introduced by critical essays by Filippo Maggia and Taro Amano, chief curator at Yokohama Museum of Art.
About to Die by
Call Number: TR820.Z49
Publication Date: 2010-12-01
Images of people about to die surface repeatedly in the news, particularly around the difficult and unsettled events of war, political revolution, terrorism, natural disaster, and other crises. Their appearance raises questions: What equips an image to deliver the news; how much does thepublic need to know to make sense of what they see; and what do these images contribute to historical memory? About To Die addresses these questions by using images of imminent death as a litmus test for considering news imagery and visual meaning more broadly. The depictions, freezing action at theelemental moment when a person's contribution to history is registered, elicit contemplation and emotion. Used in ways that counter traditional understandings of both journalistic practice and the public's response to news, such images drive the public encounter with important events throughimpulses of implication, conditionality, hypothesis and contingency, rather than through evidentiary force. These images call on us to rethink both journalism and its public response, and in so doing they suggest both an alternative voice in the news--a subjunctive voice of the visual that pushesthe 'as if' of news over its 'as is' dimensions - and an alternative mode of public engagement with journalism - an engagement fueled not by reason and understanding but by imagination and emotion.Tracking events as wide-ranging as the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, Holocaust, Vietnam War, famine, Intifada, 2004 tsunami, and 9/11 and the 'war on terror,' this book suggests that a different kind of news relay, producing a different kind of public response, has settled into our informationenvironment. It is in a development that has profound and under-explored implications for society's collective memory, the full breadth of which are tackled here.
Age of Silver by
Call Number: TR139.L825
Publication Date: 2011-11-08
A collection of portraits of some of the most important photographers of the last half-century, including Annie Leibovitz, Ansel Adams, Man Ray, Richard Avedon, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Henri Cartier-Bresson and many others. Leongard caught them at home and in the studio; in posed portraits and in candid shots of the artists at work and at rest. Complementing these revealing, expertly composed portraits are elegant photographs of the artists holding their favourite or most revered negatives. This beautifully printed duotone monograph presents a unique, personal vision.
Black and White Digital Photography Photo Workshop by
Publication Date: 2011-05-10
How to create stunning black and white photos in a digitalformat Shooting pictures in black and white presents unique challengesfor beginners and experienced digital photographers alike. A strongunderstanding of photography?s fundamentals is crucial tocapturing great black and white images, and factors such ascontrast and lighting are much more integral to black and whitephotography than to color. Black and White DigitalPhotography Photo Workshop teaches digital photographers theskills they need to master black and white photography. Focuses on the rules of photography and how they applydifferently to black and white photography Offers guidance for properly uploading digital images to acomputer Explains insider tips and tricks for using Photoshop andLightroom to successfully enhance black and white images Black and white photography presents different challenges thancolor photography. In Black and White Digital Photography PhotoWorkshop, photographers learn how to identify greatopportunities for black and white photographs and how to turn thoseopportunities into stunning monochrome images they can be proud todisplay.
Chasing the Light by
Call Number: TR595.P437
Publication Date: 2011-03-28
Light. It's the most transformative tool at any photographer's disposal. Whether the lens is turned to people, wildlife, or landscape, the creative use of light is often the difference between a snapshot and a powerful photograph. In Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography with Available Light, renowned photographer, writer, and educator Ibarionex Perello shares his unique insights for partnering with natural light to create evocative digital images. He brings his palpable passion and personal approach rooted in decades of experience, and reveals his honed techniques for controlling focus, exposure, white balance, and sharpness to create beautiful and impactful photographs. In an industry so obsessed with gear, this book bridges the gap between the technical and the creative and returns to a personal, inspirational narrative about perceiving and photographing light. This book will enlighten photographers of all levels about * the elements of exposure, metering, and ISO * light's impact on color and controlling color balance * combining brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, and pattern enhancing portraits with available lighting * direction and quality of sunlight and shooting in rural and urban landscapes * the power of light in black and white
Creative Lighting by
Call Number: TR590.D262C
Publication Date: 2011-03-15
How to make digital photography lighting more creative?andless challenging! How do you master the art of lighting your photographs? Gobeyond the basics, go beyond the "rules," and get creative with thehelp of renowned photographer Harold Davis. In this book, Haroldshows you how to break the boundaries of conventional wisdom andcreate unique, lively, and beautifully lit photographs. Packed with tips and tricks as well as stunning examples of theauthor?s creativity, this book will both inform and inspireyou to create your own lighting style. Teaches you when and how to control the light in yourphotographs Reviews the basic ?rules? of digital photographylighting and shows you how to break the rules to create your ownuniquely lit images Helps you start building a lighting style of your own Includes stunning examples of the author?s photographyand lighting techniques Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned digital photographer,you'll find ideas and techniques to spark your creativity.
Amateur Images and Global News by
Call Number: PN4781.A487
Publication Date: 2012-01-15
Modern technology has enabled anyone with a digital camera or cell phone to capture images of newsworthy events as they develop, and news organizations around the world increasingly depend on these amateur images for their coverage of unfolding events. However, with globalization facilitating wider circulation, critics have expressed strong concern over exactitude and objectivity. The first book on this topic, Amateur Images and Global News considers at length the ethical and professional issues that arise with the use of amateur images in the mainstream news media—as well as their role in producing knowledge and framing meanings of disasters in global and national contexts.
American Photojournalism by
Call Number: TR820.C773A
Publication Date: 2009-08-21
Photojournalism has long been the medium of urgency and social change. It has profoundly affected American public opinion, going back at least to Mathew Brady's images from the Civil War. In American Photojournalism: Motivations and Meanings, Claude Cookman explores the history and future of the medium through the work of such exemplary photojournalists as Jacob Riis, Dorothea Lange, Weegee, Margaret Bourke-White, W. Eugene Smith, Gordon Parks, Rich Clarkson, and Carol Guzy, among others. The traditional approach to studying American photojournalism explains the what and who of photojournalism--what events and developments occurred, what notable images were taken, and who took them. Without neglecting these concerns, American Photojournalism emphasizes the why. Cookman argues convincingly that contemporary photojournalism is grounded in the desire to witness and record history, and the embrace of a universal humanism. Unafraid to engage questions of truth and intentionality, American Photojournalism will only become more relevant as the medium evolves.
Close-Up and Macro Photography by
Publication Date: 2017-09-18
Focusing on fieldcraft techniques for macro and close-up photography, Thompson covers the vital but often overlooked skills necessary to achieve consistent professional results in the field. Case studies covering a broad and often challenging group of subjects from the seashore to your back garden form the core of the lavishly illustrated book. Biology, life history, subject behaviour and ethics along with best practice approaches are discussed in detail and underpinned with photographic tips. The book is divided into four sections--Digital Fundamentals, Fieldcraft & Methodology, Portfolio Case Studies, Digital Workflow & Presentation--covering the full photographic process from capture through to editing, captioning, development and storage are discussed. Moving beyond the surface-level approach to macro instruction, this book provides readers with techniques that work in the field. Illustrated with over 250 of the author's own inspiring images, this publication is a must for photographers, naturalists and anyone interested in improving their macro skills in the field. of the author's own inspiring images, this publication is a must for photographers, naturalists and anyone interested in improving their macro skills in the field.
Close-Ups of History by
Call Number: TR140.B8736C645
Publication Date: 2007-07-31
The Berlin Airlift. The Cuban Missile Crisis. The Nixon resignation. There aren't many people privileged to live at the front row of history, but photojournalist Henry Burroughs was one of the lucky few. A "shooter" for the Associated Press for thirty-three years, Burroughs was assigned to the Washington bureau, and his photos appeared frequently in newspapers around the world, as well as on the covers of Life and other magazines. Close-ups of History is both an eyewitness account of history and a stirring professional memoir--a book that brings special moments into the viewfinder as Burroughs turns his trained photographer's eye to reflect his highly cultivated sense of news. These dramatic photographs testify to an incredible career launched at the end of World War II, and Burroughs's work in postwar Germany is especially poignant. He documented the remains of Hitler's office, ruined cities and displaced persons, and the Nuremberg trials. He also captured the beginning of the Cold War as the Soviets tried to take over Berlin and the German people struggled to hold the city for the West. Close-ups of History is a collection of more than one hundred photos that will amaze all who follow world events. Here is Burroughs's surreptitious shot--reproduced around the world--of Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain receiving his death sentence and an intimate photo of Jackie Kennedy congratulating her husband after his inaugural address. Depicting presidents and astronauts, the famous and the infamous, all of these images attest to a thoroughgoing professionalism that won Burroughs access to individuals and stories and found him equally at home on the streets and in the Oval Office. These photographs demonstrate an ingenious craftsman's dogged resilience in seeking out opportunities not simply to record his subjects but also to make memorable images for a worldwide audience. The accompanying text also lends insight into how Burroughs went about photographing his subjects and how "exclusive" pictures are produced by the photographer's uncanny sense of timing. Burroughs's career placed him not only at the front lines of news stories but also in the front ranks of his profession. Close-ups of History documents that career and offers readers a rich visual feast that brings world events into sharp focus