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The Camera (Ansel Adams Photography, Book 1) (edition 1995)

by Ansel Adams, Robert Baker (Contributor)

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Title:The Camera (Ansel Adams Photography, Book 1)
Authors:Ansel Adams
Other authors:Robert Baker (Contributor)
Info:Ansel Adams (1995), Edition: Tenth, Paperback, 224 pages
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Basic Photo: Camera and Lens: The Creative Approach: Studio, Laboratory and Operation v. 1 by Ansel Adams



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This book is a classic. On the face of it, you would question the relevance of the book in today's digital age. However, when I started to read the book, I marvelled at the beauty of the concepts that he outlined, and the clarity with which he explained them.

His understanding of the camera, it's principles, is masterly. His lessons, pithy as they are, on visualisation, are timeless. They are as valid today as when he wrote them, and will be valid tomorrow.

The principles of the camera, lenses, depth of field, hyper focal distance etc are valid today as they were yesterday, and his handling of the subject is masterly

For one, like me, who would like to experiment again with the old cameras, this book its invaluable

A masterpiece. A gem ( )
  RajivC | Jan 26, 2017 |
First book in a series of three about the Zone System of exposure for film photography by Ansel Adams. It discusses all formats of cameras and the advantages/disadvantages of each. Necessary reading for those photographers interested in learning how to produce high quality fine art prints using a film camera. ( )
  PhotoMike | Jul 10, 2014 |
Stated First Edition, first volume of the New Ansel Adams Photography series.
  lyricmedia | Dec 1, 2011 |
Many people know Ansel Adams was a photographer, fewer know he was the preeminent photographer of his time (and that extends to now), and still fewer know that Adams was also a photo-chemist, mathematician, and technical genius who elevated photography from being an interesting gimmick to an accepted art form.

“The Camera” is the first of three volumes of the world’s most comprehensive instruction in wet photography. The information in this book is accessible to novices through seasoned professionals. It is difficult to imagine a more elegant or instructive piece of literature ever being written on digital photography and it is a sad commentary on our changing lifestyles that Kodak has stopped making paper and chemicals for black and white photography.

This is an excellent book. Very well written, copiously diagrammed and explained, and in the words of the master, himself. If you appreciate photography, you owe it to yourself to have this three volume set in your possession.

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  DABlankinship | Sep 6, 2011 |
Great read if you're serious about photography. Shows how a camera works. Worth reading, even if you're shooting digital only (like me). ( )
  eveso | Oct 1, 2006 |
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This is an atrractively priced photography classic made accessible to a wider, new audience. It covers everything from "seeing" the finished photo in advance, to lens choices. It is illustrated with many of Ansel Adams most famous images.

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