Robert Hirsch
Exploring Color Photography
By Robert Hirsch

Exploring Color Photography, 5th edition
By Robert Hirsch
ISBN: 9780240813356

Focal Press


The classic book on color photography is back in print and completely revamped for a digital photography audience!

Learn from step-by-step instruction, illustrative charts, and unbelievably inspirational imagery in this guide meant just for color photographers. World renowned artists give you insight as to "how they did that" and the author provides challenging assignments to help you take photography to a new level.

With aesthetic and technical instruction like no other, this book truly is the bible for color photographers.

Be sure to visit the companion website, featuring portfolios and commentary by contemporary artists:

* completely rewritten for digital photographers * gorgeous images contributed by renowned photographers throughout the world * written by a well known photographer and instructor


"This book provides a stimulating introduction to the approaches, techniques, images, and history of color photography. The resources presented are based on experience. In this account chapter ordering has been revised to encompass the latest photographic trends, with digital imaging giving priority over analog methods. Exploring Color Photography features technical instruction, conceptual and pioneering aesthetics; a multidimensional approach to image-making that combines digital and analog system; innovative and diverse images by 250 international artists, professionals, teachers, and students; a full-color pullout timeline of vital color photography and historical events, and more."


Chapter 1 Color Photography Concepts Chapter 2 A Concise History of Color Photography Chapter 3 Exposing the Light Chapter 4 Filtering the Light Chapter 5 Seeing the Light Chapter 6 Visual Language of Color Design Chapter 7 Working Color Strategies Chapter 8 The Interaction of Color, Movement, Space, and Time Chapter 9 Digital Input Chapter 10 Color Films Chapter 11 Digital Output Chapter 12 Color Printing Chapter 13 Color Projects Chapter 14 Photographic Problem Solving and Writing Chapter 15 Presentation and Preservation

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