30-Second Photography

The 50 most thought-provoking photographers, styles and techniques, each explained in half a minute

30-Second Photography The 50 most thought-provoking  photographers, styles and techniques, each explained in half a minute
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Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781782405177
Publisher: Ivy Press
Series: 30 Second
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Why was the first human ever captured on film caught by pure luck? Where is the human blind spot, and why don’t you realise you have one? What does authenticity mean in an art where originals can be reproduced infinitely and manipulated flawlessly? Packed with world-renowned photographs, from the daguerreotype to Polaroid and biographies of leading photographers, this book will capture your curiosity and expose you to new ideas about your camera, your photography and the visual culture that surrounds you. From the science of converting light into digital information, to the philosophical implications of freezing a moment in time, big ideas are tackled in bite-sized units: two pages, 300 words and one representative image at a time. Understand the 50 most thought-provoking concepts, techniques and technologies that have shaped photography into the ever-present art form it is today. The bestselling 30-Second series offers a new approach to learning whereby every title takes a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart, explained in just two pages that are easily digested in only half a minute. 

The author

Brian Dilg is the founding chair of the photography department at New York Film Academy. He is a Photoshop Adobe Certified Expert, and in addition to his high-profile commercial-retouching assignments, his work has been exhibited and collected worldwide.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781782405177
Illustrations: Full colour througout
Size: 5.906 in x 7.677 in / 150 mm x 195 mm
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