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30-Second Photography -

30-Second Photography

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

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Why was the first human ever captured onfilm caught by pure luck? Where is the human blind spot, and why don't you realise you haveone? What does authenticity mean in an art where originals can be reproduced infinitelyand manipulated flawlessly? More than a merecollection of trivia, this book tackles the big picture of what photography means.Photographytakes a revolutionaryapproach to understanding the 50 most thought-provoking concepts, techniques and technologies that have shaped photography into the ever-present art form it is today. Fromthe science of converting light into digitalinformation, to the philosophical implications of freezing a moment in time, big ideas are tackledin bite-sized units: two pages, 300 words andone representative image at a time. Packed with world-renowned photographs, from the earliestdaguerreotypes to cutting-edgecontemporarywork and biographies of leading photographers, this pithy analysis will capture your curiosity andexpose you to new ideas about your camera, your photography and the visual culture that surrounds you.

Product code: 9781782405177

ISBN 9781782405177
No. Of Pages 160
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H195xW150
Series 30 Second
Publisher The Ivy Press
On Sale Date 17/08/2017
Packed with world-renowned photographs, from the daguerreotype to polaroid and biographies of leading photographers, this book will expose you to new ideas about your camera and your photography.