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The Art of Photography. 2 reviews. by Bruce Barnbaum. Publisher: Rocky Nook. Release Date: November ISBN: View table of contents. Announcing a reduced price for remaining copies of the acclaimed 1st edition of: “The Art of Photography an Approach to Personal Expression”. Bruce’s. Bruce Barnbaum · Home · About · Workshops · Books · Essay. prev / next. Back to Home. 0. Abstracts. BasinMtn.

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In our age of high tech equipment and mega pixels, the author says: He understands light to an extent rarely found, and combines this understanding with a mastery of composition, applying his knowledge to an extraordinarily wide range of subject matter.

Rocky Nook; 1 edition December 8, Language: Through his workshops, articles, lectures, books, and innovative photography, Bruce has become a well-known and highly-respected photographer, educator, and pioneer.

In eighteen chapters, the book covers much ground. In summary, I have purchased probably 20 photo guides over the past five years, but if I could only keep one, this would be it! Gave me lots of insights into how I can improve. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

I’d give it 6 stars if I could for the first and last 50 pages, and two for everything inbetween. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The Art of Photography: With well over beautiful photographic illustrations in both black-and-white and color, as well as numerous charts, graphs, and tables, this book presents the world of photography to beginner, intermediate, and advanced photographers seeking to make a personal statement through the medium of photography.

Bruce Barnbaum is recognized as one of the world’s finest landscape and architectural photographers, and for decades has been considered one of the best instructors in the field of photography. Refresh and try again. Illustrations note Illustrations some col.


Another slightly negative aspect was the treatment of digital photography, rather limited and in general considered less good; again, the view expressed in this book varies, depending on the subject to photograph, so perhaps digital is not so bad.

The Art of Photography…An Approach to Personal Expression

Other than as an historical aside, I found them of little use as a solely digital photographer. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I skimmed over pages before getting back to the creative stuff. His approach is creative and go beyond the technical as he delves deeply into the philosophical, expressive, and creative aspects of photography.

It is not a beginner’s book, but rather a guide for those who may want to go in depth into the technique and art of photography. Print and eBook Bundle: It is truly the resource of choice for the thinking photographer. Home About Workshops Books Essay.

This newest incarnation of his book, which has evolved over the past 35 years, will prove to be an invaluable photographic reference for years to come. See all reviews. Bruce is recognized as one of the finest darkroom printers on this planet, both for his exceptional black and white work, as well as for his color imagery. The zone system gives you a negative that yields a straight print of exactly what you saw in the field, with no burning or dodging required.

Good book, a little heavy. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: An Approach to Personal Expression That’s enough, but there is more: While I don’t necessarily agree with certain Bruce’s views e. Photographic Looking and Seeing Step 2: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. See and discover other items: Quotes from The Art of Photog This book is mostly for film camera and development of films.

The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression by Bruce Barnbaum

It is a complete book in its technical information and clear explanations, but it all focuses on putting the technical aspects to use for personally expressive purposes. The last chapters discu Reading this book is not a small task. Last, but not least, the conviction of the author that great photography is always the result of phtography, caring, and in general feelings about the subject of the photograph was unsubstantiated; simplistically, I believe a good, artsy photography could be produced not only by luck by an amateur, especially with the great advances of technology.


Amazon Renewed Rbuce products with a warranty. This latest incarnation of his textbook, which has evolved, grown, and been refined over the past 35 years, will prove to be an ongoing, invaluable photographic reference for years to come. Having started from tne, I can finally understand some of the things that differentiate the two approaches, and also some of the unifying themes like the zone system vs channel histograms.

Without talking down to anyone, or talking over anyone’s head, Barnbaum presents “how to” techniques for both traditional and digital approaches. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions bxrnbaum x photograpny 1, Share your thoughts with other customers. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Luckily, for me, I still shoot a lot of film and was able to follow much of the explanations. Please try again later.

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