The Photographic Amateur

A Series of Lessons in Familiar Style

The Photographic Amateur


The Photographic Image in Digital Culture

The Photographic Image in Digital Culture

This new edition of The Photographic Image in Digital Culture explores the condition of photography after some 20 years of remediation and transformation by digital technology. Through ten especially commissioned essays, by some of the leading scholars in the field of contemporary photography studies, a range of key topics are discussed including: the meaning of software in the production of photograph; the nature of networked photographs; the screen as the site of photographic display; the simulation of photography in the videogame; photography, ubiquitous computing and technologies of ambient intelligence; developments in vernacular photography and social media; the photograph and the digital archive; the curation and exhibition of the networked photograph; the dominance of the image bank in commercial and advertising photography; the complexities of citizen photojournalism. A recurring theme addressed throughout is the nature of ‘photography after photography’ and the paradoxical nature of the medium in the 21st century; a time when the traditional technology of photography has become defunct while there is more ‘photography’ than ever. This is an ideal book for students studying photography and digital media.

Kallitype: The Processes And The History

Kallitype: The Processes And The History

The title of my current Book is Kallitype: The Processes and The History The book is a detailed report of the major kallitype processes described with sufficient particulars for modem photographers to apply and work. The book discusses Kallitype I, Kallitype II, Kallitype III, and the Brown Print, tracing the published history of the invention, and improvements of all significant historical contributors to the development of each process. The historical framework of the book documents the original invention and the sale of each of the four processes. It discusses the many published kallitype printmakers from 1890 to 1930 who wrote about their way of working the process. It includes process information from kallitype entrepreneurs. It reports the critical responses to the published processes of many kallitype artists. Their writing elucidates approaches to the various processes, provides principles which govern successful kallitype practice and inform s current printmaker s about causes of failure and their resolution. The book includes discussion of the social, techno logic al, and artistic milieu that led kalliltypists and many amateurs, to elevate photography from what it was-a basically reproductive medium-into a creative, expressive art characterized by media plasticity. The book attempts to enlighten why and how photography carne to be a pictorial art that displayed creative work heavily involved with radical manipulation of negative and print possibilities.

Amateurs, Photography, and the Mid-Victorian Imagination

Amateurs, Photography, and the Mid-Victorian Imagination

"This book results from research which was begun with all the casualness, but inherent seriousness, of the nineteenth-century amateur. I had the privilege of frequent access to the archives of the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House and began to go through the nineteenth-century photographs in a systematic way. I wanted to go beyond the clichés of the history of photography as a series of often-reproduced masterworks and to find out something about the history of seeing, or at least of thinking about, images in the nineteenth century."--Préface.

The Photographic Image in Digital Culture

The Photographic Image in Digital Culture

This book explores the technological transformation of the image and its implications for photography. Contributors investigate many issues, and also, they examine the cultural meanings of new surveillance images, history and biography, etc.

Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography

Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography

The Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography is the first comprehensive encyclopedia of world photography up to the beginning of the twentieth century. It sets out to be the standard, definitive reference work on the subject for years to come. Its coverage is global – an important ‘first’ in that authorities from all over the world have contributed their expertise and scholarship towards making this a truly comprehensive publication. The Encyclopedia presents new and ground-breaking research alongside accounts of the major established figures in the nineteenth century arena. Coverage includes all the key people, processes, equipment, movements, styles, debates and groupings which helped photography develop from being ‘a solution in search of a problem’ when first invented, to the essential communication tool, creative medium, and recorder of everyday life which it had become by the dawn of the twentieth century. The sheer breadth of coverage in the 1200 essays makes the Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography an essential reference source for academics, students, researchers and libraries worldwide.

The Photographic News for Amateur Photographers ...;

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