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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View table of contents. It’s a bit up and down this book. One very important subject is well described in this book, that is Zone system. Perhaps even more than modern books that are devoted entirely to digital. Yet he goes well beyond the technical, as he delves deeply into the philosophical, expressive, and creative aspects of photography so often avoided in other books.

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The Art of Photography : An Approach to Personal Expression

Shadows should be placed at Zone 3 in the zone system. Book ratings by Goodreads. Not only that, his images are completely different than anything you have ever seen. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: While there’s plenty of technical info, what really made this book so worth reading for me as an amateur photographer was it’s focus pun intended on photographic seeing and using photography to capture a mood, an emotion, a sensation.

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

The picture examples are oriented towards landscape and portrait subjects; this is fine if you keep in mind that there are other subjects and styles. Yet he goes well beyond the technical as he delves deeply into the philosophical, expressive, and creative aspects of photography. Yet he goes well beyond the technical, as he delves deeply into the philosophical, expressive, and creative aspects of photography so often avoided in other books.


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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Barnbaum not only is a great teacher and that’s obviously immensely helpful. Shifts your thinking when it coming to photography. I liked the sections about art more than those about technique, which I find too narrowly boxed in the Zone System. Description This is a newly revised edition of the classic book The Art of Photography first published inwhich has often been described as the most readable, understandable, and comprehensive textbook on photography.

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Book sales and foreign translations prove that this is the textbook and art book to include in your bruve. English Choose a language for shopping.

Dec 15, Kai Pak rated it it was amazing. Although his Really inspiring treatise on photography. Not just one of the best photography books I’ve ever read, one of the best books I’ve ever read. Box Granite Falls, WA Be sure to include your home or shipping address and your Email or phone contact info. The Art of Photography If you order by check, please make it out to Bruce and send it to: No recipe that’s normalbut luck and hard work and knowing what one wants this also contradicts with Chapter 17’s take on intuition.

This is the best book on the art of photography I’ve read. This book goes in different chapters to harnbaum you decide where to start, how and why.

Apr 28, Michael Scott rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book is a pleasure to read, imparting ideas and technical tips as a byproduct of barnbbaum reflections of a master of the craft with a lifetime of experience. It has over photographic images, magnificently reproduced in both black and white and color.


Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and branbaum. I also found a lot of his photos were not to my tastes burce all, especailly the abstracts, but that’s not really the point of the book.

First released in November,the amazing success of the book required nine reprints, and the book has been translated into five foreign languages. To ask other readers questions about The Art of Photographyplease sign up.

Help me understand technically why I like some photos and not others. Quotes from The Art of Photog Aug 11, Kathleen Messmer rated it it was amazing. The Art of Photography was first published in and remained in print until East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Jul 06, Manish rated if liked it. The middle chapters are concerened ent It’s a bit up and down this book. The best landscape photographs are made within an hour and a half of sunrise or sunset.

Other than as an historical aside, I found them of little use as a solely digital photographer. Last, but not least, the conviction of the author that great photography is always the result of respectful, caring, and in general feelings about the subject brcue the photograph was unsubstantiated; simplistically, I believe a barnbaaum, artsy photography could be produced not only by luck by an amateur, especially with the great advances of technology.

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