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Movement

David Präkel

David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Photography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

eBook

...In a conventional camera, lens and image planes are in a fixed parallel relationship. This means the plane of focus will be always parallel to the camera back. With a view camera, both image plane (the film back) and lens plane can...

Reciprocity

David Präkel

David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Photography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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...The law of reciprocity is the key to photographic exposure. It states: the density of the image formed is in direct proportion to the intensity of light and its duration. For a given sensitivity, exposure is the balance between duration...

Rule of Thirds

David Präkel

David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Photography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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...Geometric aids are often more useful for cropping at image-editing stage, although they can be used quite deliberately for object placement in studio still-life images, as shown here.This is a compositional device based on the idea...

Rule of Thirds

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A guide to photographic composition and layout intended to help produce dynamic results. The rule of thirds works by superimposing a basic 3 x 3 grid over a page, which creates active ‘hotspots’ where the grid lines intersect. Locating key...

Sharpening

David Präkel

David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Photography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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...Sharpness is a subjective term combining the ideas of resolution (amount of detail) and acutance. A sharp image is one that is clean, crisp and finely detailed. The main causes of an image not being sharp are: camera shake, poor focus...

Reading the signs

Richard Salkeld

Having held the posts of course leader on both the Visual Arts and History of Art and Visual Culture courses at the University of Gloucestershire, Richard Salkeld is now senior lecturer in the university's Art and Design department, teaching undergraduate students of photography. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading Photographs : An Introduction the Theory and Meaning of Images

Fairchild Books, 2014

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...Title: It’s a dog’s life, 1980Photographer: John IngledewThe double take is momentary, but even after the brain has worked out that this is a picture of a man holding a dog, the eyes insist on seeing a ‘dog-man’.Imagine you woke up...

Photographic colour

Phil Malpas

Phil Malpas is a freelance photographer and writer based in Swindon. He was previously a director of Photofolio, a commercial gallery in the north of England, and is a regular contributor to various magazines. Working with both large-format and digital cameras, Phil teaches photographic techniques both locally and with photographic tours around the world. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Basics Photography 03: Capturing Colour

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...The way colour is created photographically is usually taken for granted. It is generally accepted that we point our camera at our subject, perhaps calculate a correct exposure, add some filtration and maybe wait for that perfect light...

Colour Space

David Präkel

David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Photography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

eBook

...Colour space is a three-dimensional representation of the colours that can be reproduced by a colour model. Some models have the potential to store more colours than others...

Controlling Exposure

Exposure

AVA Publishing SA, 2006

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...Left to its own devices a camera will produce adequate, but often uninspiring results. By taking control of exposure you can turn an ordinary scene into an artistic masterpiece.How you apply exposure in relation to the camera will affect...

Depth and scale

Jeremy Webb

Jeremy Webb is a photographer and tutor with over 25 years' experience. He has travelled extensively throughout Europe, shooting stock for agencies; joined a team of cruise ship photographers based in Florida; and was an expedition photographer with an environmental charity based in Tanzania. More recently, his work with 'light painting' has received much attention, and has been featured in the British Journal of Photography, as well as numerous published portfolios and websites. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Basics Creative Photography 01: Design Principles

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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...Title: Blob cloud and hatSource/Photographer: Jeremy WebbSometimes the eye is constantly moving between two competing elements within the frame in order to determine the spatial relationship between them.Without a doubt, one of the most...