The Camera Paperback – Jun 1 1995
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About the Author
Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was one of the great artists and environmentalists of the twentieth century. In a remarkable career spanning more than sixty years, he made over 40,000 photographs. Adams was a master teacher as well as a master photographer, believing that his approach to photography was universally applicable. From 1955 until 1984 he conducted annual photography workshops, first in Yosemite and later in Carmel. But his most important and lasting contribution to the artistic, practical, and technical aspects of black-and-white photography was through his legendary technical series (revised several times since the initial publication in the early 1950s): The Camera, The Negative, and The Print.
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The book might be a little boring for a casual picture taker. Also, I imagine that the book might be too basic for a professional who has been doing photography for a great number of years. But for a serious photographer getting started, it is an excellent book. And who better to read than the master Ansel Adams.
It explains all the details of all the modern cameras you are likely to find. Small, Medium and Large format cameras. Think a pinhole camera is the best? It isn't, and the plusses and minuses of pinhole cameras are discussed in this book. He covers all forms of shutters. Range finders. Dual-lens cameras. Everything. If you are looking for an understanding of different cameras and their pros & cons, this is the book to get.
This book is one of the most common and cherished textbooks used in beginning photography but is indispensable for any interested in better understanding camera arts.
Merits and demerits and other features of equipment (cameras, lenses, filters, ...) and techniques (focusing, shuttering, panning, ...) are also pointed out.
I've just finished reading the whole book, but take for sure I'll read it many times from now as a pretty helpful manual.
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Classic books even with the digital age the theory still hold true and would give the average person who thinks they know about photography something to chew on.Published 11 months ago by JennX
Essential and relevant reading for anyone delving into the world of photography. Do not be fooled into thinking this information is out-dated.Published 24 months ago by Shawn Deveau
If you like photography, you should get this book. If you want to learn more about camera, you should get this book. Read morePublished on April 3 2009 by E. LU
A must have for all those wanting to expand their understanding of cameras in the process of making beautiful fine printsPublished on Aug. 24 2003 by Stuart Murdoch
This whole series (The Camera, The Negative, & The Print) are highly recommended for anyone seriously interested in learning more about photography and improving their skills. Read morePublished on April 2 2002 by John Hodge
This book, the first of a three book series, introduces the reader to the various camera systems and accessories required for successful B&W photography. Read morePublished on Dec 13 2001 by Doc
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