The Camera

The Camera

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Overview

Ansel Adams (1902-1984) produced some of the 20th century's most iconic photographic images and helped nurture the art of photography through his creative innovations and peerless technical mastery.

The Camera—the first volume in Adams' celebrated series of books on photographic techniques—has taught generations of photographers how to harness the camera's artistic potential. This time-honored handbook distills the knowledge gained through a lifetime in photography and remains as vital today as when it was first published.

Along with visualization, image management, Adams' famous Zone System, and other keys to photographic artistry, The Camera covers 35mm, medium-format, and large-format view cameras, while offering detailed advice on camera components such as lenses, shutters, and light meters. Beautifully illustrated with photographs as well as instructive line drawings, this classic manual belongs on every serious photographer's bookshelf.

"Adams is a clear-thinking writer whose concepts cannot but help the serious photographer." - New York Times


"A master-class kind of guide from an undisputed master." - Publishers Weekly


Over 1 million copies sold.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780821221846
Publisher: Bulfinch
Publication date: 06/01/1995
Series: Ansel Adams Photography Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 164,601
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was the most honored American photographer of the twentieth century. Through the exhibition and publication of his work, his writings, and his leadership in the Sierra Club, Adams was also a prescient and highly effective voice in the fight to preserve America's remaining wilderness.

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The Camera 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
eveso on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great read if you're serious about photography. Shows how a camera works. Worth reading, even if you're shooting digital only (like me).
DABlankinship on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Many people know Ansel Adams was a photographer, fewer know he was the preeminent photographer of his time (and that extends to now), and still fewer know that Adams was also a photo-chemist, mathematician, and technical genius who elevated photography from being an interesting gimmick to an accepted art form.¿The Camera¿ is the first of three volumes of the world¿s most comprehensive instruction in wet photography. The information in this book is accessible to novices through seasoned professionals. It is difficult to imagine a more elegant or instructive piece of literature ever being written on digital photography and it is a sad commentary on our changing lifestyles that Kodak has stopped making paper and chemicals for black and white photography.This is an excellent book. Very well written, copiously diagrammed and explained, and in the words of the master, himself. If you appreciate photography, you owe it to yourself to have this three volume set in your possession.DaveD. A. Blankinship
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