A guide to taking photographs features discussions of lighting, lenses, film, accessories, and basic equipment, thirty diagrams, and six hundred photographs. 20,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
Thirty years' experience as a top-flight international photographer in every field from the grand portrait to the Vietnam War has given Michael Joseph an unrivalled knowledge of every aspect of the trade and makes this book the most authoritative guide to photography to appear for many years.Organized as a graduated 'course' the book will appeal to the beginner, the competent amateur and the professional alike. From film, cameras and lenses through lighting and accessories to the more professional concerns of agents and copyright, location finding and propping, the authors solve a wide variety of photographic problems. With 600 photographs presented in layouts designed for easy reference, it is an encyclopedia of practical advice and tricks of the trade, and includes technical details and techniques used for every shot.Anecdotes drawn from years of experience reveal the stories behind the photographs. Regular feature spreads take the reader into actual photographic sessions where the problems encountered varied from shooting a Rolling Stones album cover to orchestrating an orgy with a cast of 100 extras and a megaphone. Throughout, clear explanations of the nuts and bolts provide the guidelines that will ensure photographic success.