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New and Published Books

  1. Photography 4.0: A Teaching Guide for the 21st Century

    Educators Share Thoughts and Assignments

    By Michelle Bogre

    An invaluable resource for photography educators, this volume is a survey of photographic education in the first decade of the 21st Century. Drawing upon her 25 years of teaching experience and her professional network, Michelle Bogre spoke with 47 photo educators from all over the world to compile...

    Published August 21st 2014 by Focal Press

  2. Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960

    By Robert Hirsch

    Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960 is a groundbreaking survey of significant work and ideas by imagemakers who have pushed beyond the boundaries of photography as a window on our material world. These artists represent a diverse group of curious experimentalists who have...

    Published February 14th 2014 by Focal Press

  3. Photography Beyond Technique: Essays from F295 on the Informed Use of Alternative and Historical Photographic Processes

    Edited by Tom Persinger

    Photography is not dying and has not died. It has been an ever-changing medium since its earliest days, and while near-obsession with the technology of the day may have defined photography over the course of its existence, photography is so much more than hardware and software. Photography is...

    Published January 21st 2014 by Focal Press

  4. Perception and Imaging

    Photography--A Way of Seeing, 4th Edition

    By Richard D. Zakia

    When you look at an image, what do you see and feel? What do you want your audience to see and feel when they view your work? In today's digital age, it has become all too easy to randomly click away, without really focusing on what exactly it is that you are trying to capture in your shot. For...

    Published March 8th 2013 by Focal Press

  5. Fifty Key Writers on Photography

    Edited by Mark Durden

    Series: Routledge Key Guides

    A clear and concise survey of some of the most significant writers on photography who have played a major part in defining and influencing our understanding of the medium. It provides a succinct overview of writing on photography from a diverse range of disciplines and perspectives and...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Cities and Photography

    By Jane Tormey

    Series: Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

    Photographs display attitudes, agency and vision in the way cities are documented and imagined. Cities and Photography explores the relationship between people and the city, visualized in photographs. It provides a visually focused examination of the city and urbanism for a range of different...

    Published November 30th 2012 by Routledge

  7. See It: Photographic Composition Using Visual Intensity

    By Josh Anon, Ellen Anon

    An outstanding image consists of more than just acceptable exposure and sharp focus - the two components that most photography instruction emphasize. A fascinating subject doesn't necessarily result in a good image, and likewise, it's possible to create an impressive image from a mundane subject....

    Published October 17th 2012 by Focal Press

  8. The Photographer's Vision

    Understanding and Appreciating Great Photography

    By Michael Freeman

    In The Photographer's Eye, Michael Freeman showed what a photographer needs to do in the instant before the shutter is released. In the sequel, The Photographer's Mind, he explained the way that professional photographers think a picture through before taking it. Both of these international...

    Published September 29th 2011 by Focal Press

  9. Photography as Activism

    Images for Social Change

    By Michelle Bogre

    You want to look through the lens of your camera and change the world. You want to capture powerful moments in one click that will impact the minds of other people. Photographic images are one of the most popular tools used to advocate for social and environmental awareness. This can be as close to...

    Published September 19th 2011 by Focal Press

  10. Langford's Advanced Photography

    The guide for aspiring photographers, 8th Edition

    By Efthimia Bilissi, Michael Langford

    Langford's Advanced Photography is the only advanced photography guide a serious student or aspiring professional will ever need. In this eighth edition, Efthimia Bilissi continues in the footsteps of Michael Langford by combining an unrivalled level of technical detail with a straightforward...

    Published January 27th 2011 by Focal Press