The Hasselblad Manual

Author: Ernst Wildi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136095020

Category: Photography

Page: 416

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Discover the great advantages and benefits of working in the medium film format or with the large digital sensor units in Hasselblad digital cameras and digital backs. Presented in an easily accessible format, this book shows the working and manipulation of the various cameras. Detailed illustrations dissect the equipment and provide insight into the ways in which these superb cameras and lenses are best utilized to create professional quality images. This edition of the Manual will bring you up to date with the latest features available within the popular Hasselblad camera systems emphasizing that camera and lens are the most important tools for creating exciting images whether you work digitally or with film. The complete Hasselblad camera system is discussed by renowned author and Hasselblad insider, Ernst Wildi, who provides a solid foundation of both traditional photography and digital capture techniques. Inside you'll also find inspiring photographs from well-known photographers, illustrating a variety of photographic techniques using a Hasselblad camera.

Hasselblad Compendium

A Complete Listing and Description of All the Cameras, Lenses and Accessories Made by Hasselblad AB

Author: Richard Nordin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781897802106

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 505

With new color pictures and improved print quality, this book covers the early history of Hasselblad, from the very early cameras before the Hasselblad name was used on them, and camera numbers manufactured are also listed. It covers the huge amount of camera lenses and the many accessories made by Hasselblad, which are listed in this most exhaustive book on this famous manufacturer. The sales literature as well as instruction books have been catalogued with illustrations going right back to the early material, and some of the promotional items are illustrated and listed. Finally, a very comprehensive index both of the Hasselblad code numbers and item index, as well as a comprehensive bibliography are included. Tables showing all the lenses available over the years with starting and finishing manufacture numbers and dates. This book will appeal to the camera user as well as the enthusiast and collector as it is the complete reference to Hasselblad with virtually every item manufactured illustrated.

Moonshots

50 Years of NASA Space Exploration Seen Through Hasselblad Cameras

Author: Piers Bizony

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760352623

Category: Science

Page: 240

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In December 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 captured images depicting Earth hanging like a lonely fruit in the vast darkness of space. The social and spiritual shock of that photograph—and those which followed—never fully diminished, even as Apollo missions followed at an incredible pace, including the first lunar landing on July 20, 1969. Moonshots is the definitive photographic chronicle of NASA space exploration—a giant slipcased book featuring more than 200 remarkable photographs from that eventful era created almost exclusively on large-format Hasselblad cameras. Though a number of these images have been reproduced in books and magazines over the years, one attribute of this incredible collection has seldom been exploited: the sheer size and resolution of the photography. Aerospace author Piers Bizony scoured NASA’s archives of Hasselblad film frames to assemble the space fan’s ultimate must-have book—a gorgeous large-format hardcover presented in a heavy slipcase with die-cuts to represent the phases of the moon. This resulting volume extracts a stunning selection of photographs captured by astronauts using Hasselblad equipment, many of them seldom previously published, let alone in such a lavish package. The Apollo voyages form the centerpiece of this amazing collection, but equally fabulous images from precursor Gemini missions are also featured, along with later photographs chronicling Space Shuttle missions and even the construction of the International Space Station.

Hasselblad Masters

Vol. 1, Passion

Author: Christian Nørgaard

Publisher: teNeues

ISBN: 3832792627

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 2863

This commemorative book features intriguing images from ten master photographers from around the world and is the result of a rigorous and challenging judging process. Hasselbladaknown for manufacturing the finest photographic equipment for over 50 yearsasponsors the exclusive Masters contest each year, celebrating the best in both established and rising photographic talent. Starting with 1,700 worthy contestants who submitted ten photographs each, the team at Hasselblad painstakingly whittled down the pool of entrants to 100 finalists. Five editors of respected international photo magazines then selected the ten winners. These ten Hasselblad masters, representing the crA]me de la crA]me of world photography, were given use of the best cameras in the world and asked to interpret the theme "passion" in their own inimitable styles. This book contains these creative pictorials from each of the winning photographers.

Mastering the Fuji X100

Author: Michael Diechtierow

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1457118033

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 6389

Mastering the Fuji X100 provides the ambitious photographer with everything they need to know to operate this camera that has become an instant classic. Readers will learn about the features and capabilities of the X100 and will discover numerous tips and tricks for how to maximize its potential. Learn how to influence dynamic range, how to optimize focus, which film simulation is best, and much more. The Fuji X100 is a premium digital viewfinder camera that combines compact size with sophisticated technical features and uncompromising optical quality. This unique camera already enjoys cult status and is used by many photographers as the ideal travel and snapshot camera. Nonetheless, the X100 is much more than an automatic snapshot camera—it is a sophisticated photographic tool. In a layout suitable to the camera’s attractive design, this manual presents convincing imagery that attests to the fun you will have as you begin to push the envelope of your Fuji X100.

Full Moon

Author: Michael Light,Andrew Chaikin

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 0375406344

Category: Photography

Page: 236

View: 3309

Selected from photographs taken by Apollo astronauts during the moon expeditions, an array of 145 images offers a composite space voyage to Earth's satellite, from liftoff to moon landing to return home

The Medium Format Advantage

Author: Ernst Wildi

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240804583

Category: Photography

Page: 252

View: 3056

Learn the advantages and capabilities of medium-format cameras and examine all aspects of medium-format operations, including SLR, twin lens, panoramic, rangefinder, wide angle, press, and view cameras. Also explained and illustrated are lenses and their accessories, motor drives, films, flashes, filters, slides and slide projectors, and more. Includes black and white and color photographs and drawings to illustrate proper use of equipment and various techniques, effects, and possibilities that produce successful photographs with the best possible image quality. The medium format is truly the format in the middle. It combines many of the benefits of 35 mm photography with those of the large format, making a medium format system an excellent choice for almost all types of photography from candid action with a hand-held camera to critical studio work from a tripod. Special chapters are devoted to these different applications and the type of equipment that most likely meets your photography needs. This book explains clearly the medium format's benefits, advantages, and disadvantages and provides a comparison of the medium format to other formats so you can decide whether it is right for you and your photography. *The definitive book on medium format, cameras and technique, the most commonly used format of commercial photography *New material on panoramic format, apochromatic lenses, aspheric lenses, tele extenders, glass and relative illumination, and motor drives *Updated information on perspective control, tilt controls, built in metering systems, and use of apertures.

Road to Seeing

Author: Dan Winters

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321886399

Category: Photography

Page: 663

View: 3885

The author explains his path to photography, including key career moments and his philosophy of the art, complemented by the portrait, scenic, and artistic photographs that have made him famous.

The Passionate Photographer

Ten Steps Toward Becoming Great

Author: Steve Simon

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132118378

Category: Photography

Page: 264

View: 8515

If you’ve got a love and passion for photography, and a feel for your camera gear and settings, yet your images still fall short–The Passionate Photographer will help you close that disappointing and frustrating gap between the images you thought you took and the images you actually got. This book will help you determine what you want to say with your photography, then translate those thoughts and feelings into strong images. It is both a source of inspiration and a practical guide, as photographer Steve Simon distills 30 years of photographic obsession into the ten crucial steps every photographer needs to take in order to become great at their passion. Simon’s practical tips and advice are immediately actionable–designed to accelerate your progress toward becoming the photographer you know you can be. Core concepts include: - The power of working on personal projects to fuel your passion and vision - Shooting a large and targeted volume of work, which leads to a technical competence that lets your creativity soar - Learning to focus your concentration as you shoot, and move outside your comfort zone, past your fears toward the next great image - Strategies for approaching strangers to create successful portraits - How to edit your own work and seek second opinions to identify strengths and weaknesses, offering opportunities for growth and improvement with a goal of sharing your work with the world - The critical need to follow, see, and capture the light around you Along the way, Simon offers inspiration with “Lessons Learned” culled from his own extensive experience and archive of photojournalism and personal projects, as well as images and stories from acclaimed photographers. If you’re ready to be inspired and challenge yourself to take your photography to the next level, The Passionate Photographer provides ideas and creative solutions to transform that passion into images that convey your unique personal vision.

The Soul of the Camera

The Photographer's Place in Picture-Making

Author: David duChemin

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681982048

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 8669

As both an art form and a universal language, the photograph has an extraordinary ability to connect and communicate with others. But with over one trillion photos taken each year, why do so few of them truly connect? Why do so few of them grab our emotions or our imaginations? It is not because the images lack focus or proper exposure; with advances in technology, the camera does that so well these days. Photographer David duChemin believes the majority of our images fall short because they lack soul. And without soul, the images have no ability to resonate with others. They simply cannot connect with the viewer, or even—if we’re being truthful—with ourselves.

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In The Soul of the Camera: The Photographer’s Place in Picture-Making, David explores what it means to make better photographs. Illustrated with a collection of beautiful black-and-white images, the book’s essays address topics such as craft, mastery, vision, audience, discipline, story, and authenticity. The Soul of the Camera is a personal and deeply pragmatic book that quietly yet forcefully challenges the idea that our cameras, lenses, and settings are anything more than dumb and mute tools. It is the photographer, not the camera, that can and must learn to make better photographs—photographs that convey our vision, connect with others, and, at their core, contain our humanity. The Soul of the Camera helps us do that.


Michael Kenna

Holga

Author: Michael Kenna

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

ISBN: 9783791383774

Category: PHOTOGRAPHY

Page: 144

View: 4236

The celebrated contemporary photographer Michael Kenna presents a gorgeous new collection of images, all photographed with plastic Holga cameras. Michael Kenna is internationally renowned for producing evocative black-and-white images of nature and the urban environment. Often photographing at night or in the early morning hours, the majority of his photographs involve long time exposures with the camera on a tripod. However, some of Kenna's more quirky, whimsical, and unpredictable images have been photographed with inexpensive, hand-held, plastic Holga cameras. These cameras generally produce relatively lowfidelity images, with marked vignetting. Precisely because of these attributes and its portability, Kenna often carries a Holga camera, even when he is not specifically photographing. For this beautifully produced book, Kenna has chosen his favorite Holga images, many never seen before, from his vast archive of negatives. Despite their low-tech origin, these refined and artful photographs bear the hallmarks of Kenna's brilliant work.

Robert Adams

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Author: Robert Adams

Publisher: Steidl / Edition7L

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 115

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This volume commemorates Robert Adams' receipt of the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography for 2009. Described by the Swedish foundation as "one of the most important and influential photographers of the last 40 years," Adams joins a very distinguished line of contemporary photographers who have won the award, such as Graciela Iturbide (2008) and Nan Goldin (2007). The Foundation singled out Adams' ability to consolidate the medium's history: "as photography has altered and fragmented, he has refined and reaffirmed its inherent language, adapting the legacies of nineteenth-century and modernist photography to his own very singular purpose. Precise and undramatic, Adams' accumulative vision of theWest now stands as a formidable document, reflecting broader, global concerns about the environment,while consistently recognizing signs of human aspiration and elements of hope, across a particular changing landscape."

Collecting and Using Classic Slrs

Author: Ivor Matanle

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500279014

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 264

View: 5322

Ivor Mantale brings 40 years experience to this book on collecting single-lens reflex cameras, which includes: descriptions and evaluations of the principal makes and models from their earliest forms in the late 19th century to modern versions in the 1980s; instructions on testing and checking for faults; pictures of classic cameras, lenses and equipment, from Adams to Zenit, Graflex to Pentax as well as information on repairers and dealers; and listings of collectors' clubs and groups.

Extraordinary Everyday Photography

Awaken Your Vision to Create Stunning Images Wherever You Are

Author: Brenda Tharp,Jed Manwaring

Publisher: Amphoto

ISBN: 081743593X

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 3863

Demonstrates how to recognize subjects for extraordinary photographs in everyday places, providing discussions and exercises about light and composition, and offers coverage of DSLRs, compact digital cameras, and iPhones.

The Underwater Photographer

Author: Martin Edge

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136098615

Category: Photography

Page: 480

View: 2465

The award-winning third edition of 'The Underwater Photographer' dragged the topic kicking and screaming in to the digital age and with the fully updated fourth edition highly respected photographer and tutor Martin Edge takes you deeper in to the world of Underwater Photography. Practical examples take you step-by-step through the basic techniques from photographing shipwrecks, divers, marine life and abstract images to taking photographs at night. Brand new chapters cover not only highly specialist Underwater Photography techniques such as low visibility/greenwater photography, but also the digital workflow needed to handle your images using the latest software such as Lightroom. Packed with breathtaking images and an easy to read style honed from over twenty years of diving photography courses, this book is sure to both educate and inspire underwater photographers of all skill levels.

Malick Sidibe

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 191

View: 7350

"A person has three sides: their face, their back, their profile. To snap a person's profile is interesting. To see someone from behind, especially my sisters or my mother, is more interesting. When you see a woman wearing a skirt from behind, it's a temptation. People have had car accidents that way. There was a beautiful woman walking in front of my studio and on the tarmac a man was coming on a Vespa. He saw the woman, forgot the road. A van was parked in front of my neighbor's house: he crashed into the van!" At the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007, African contemporary art was shown for the first time in history. That year, its highest distinction, the Golden Lion, was awarded to Mali photographer Malick Sidibé, whose ebullient, deeply human, black-and-white work is presented here--on beautiful spot-varnished paper with special small, uncoated inserts sewn in. Malick Sidibé was born around 1936 in Soloba, Mali. In 1952 he moved to Bamako, where he continues to live and work. His portraits and documentation of social life in Bamako, particularly of young people's activities, have been widely acclaimed. In 1995, his work was shown outside of Africa for the first time. Since then, his work has been exhibited throughout the world, garnering the 2003 Hasselblad Award and the 2007 Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 52nd Venice Biennale, among many others.

Mastering Digital Panoramic Photography

Author: Harald Woeste

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933952451

Category: Photography

Page: 151

View: 3619

The unusual perspective of a panoramic image creates a unique and intriguing visual experience for the viewer. Skillfully executed, panoramic photography can realize scenes which could otherwise never be captured in an image or seen with the naked eye. Panoramas offer new possibilities for creative photographers, either as flat, two-dimensional images, or mapped into a 3D space that can be visited on a virtual tour. New, powerful, panorama software makes the workflow easier and more efficient than ever before. Author Harald Woeste takes the reader on a tour from the basics of capturing panoramas, all the way through stitching, editing, and printing panoramic images. He provides a detailed description of the necessary equipment and materials, as well as the various software tools that can be used in the workflow. The latter half of the book illustrates the making of panoramas through a number of example projects. In Mastering Digital Panoramic Photography you will find everything you need to know to create amazing panoramic images.