Had he not chosen to become a photojournalist, it seems certain that someone very like David Douglas Duncan would have been created by the profession itself. In too many ways this energetic and talented Midwesterner – born in Kansas City, Missouri (“You don’t get much closer to the heart of the country than that!”), on January 23, 1916 – came to embody the spirit, resourcefulness and enthusiasm which characterized photojournalism at the midpoint of this century.
From high-profile photographer and special effects wizard Michael Freeman; a detailed, up-to-date guide that helps beginners as well as veteran photographers expand both their creative powers and their technological know-how. Freeman discusses the hardware, software, and photographic gear required to make a lasting impression with a digital photo.
Complete charts for all Kodak films--one for prints and one for slides and transparencies--with a description of the intended uses, and ISO speed and filter for daylight, tungsten, and photolamp. * Facts on caring for film, avoiding static electricity marks, using exposure meters, and calculating lighting ratios. * Dials to help you figure out speeds and lens openings for existing-light subjects; which filters to use; flash exposures; focal length; optical equations; and depth of field for normal, wide-angle, and telephoto lenses.
Basic Astrophotography tells you how to take pictures of stars, galaxies, planets, the Moon, the Sun, comets, meteors and eclipses using equipment readily available to the amateur astronomer. The first section, 'Getting Started', presupposes little knowledge of photography or astronomy and concentrates on what can be done with minimal equipment.
The book is divided into three parts: defining the nature of images; describing how images are used; and explaining how and why images are collected (including the mechanics of storage and accessibility). Individual chapters contain a historical perspective on the subject matter and supporting research.