Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 71,903   Posts: 1,584,560   Online: 1043
      
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17
  1. #11
    TheFlyingCamera's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Washington DC
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    8,516
    Blog Entries
    51
    Images
    437
    There are certain technical books that are considered classics - the Ansel Adams Camera/Negative/Print trio, the Henry Horenstein Basic Black& White Photography and Beyond Basic Photography volumes. Depending on your interests, there are plenty of other technical books worth owning, from Theresa Airey's Creative Photo Printmaking to the Tim Rudman books on Lith printing if you're interested in silver gelatin enlarging. If alternative processes are your bent, the Christopher James Book of Alternative Photographic Processes and the John Barnier Coming Into Focus volumes are good overviews. Gordon Hutchings' Book of Pyro is a great volume on using Pyro developers for film. Dick Arentz' Platinum and Palladium Printing and Sullivan and Weese's The New Platinum Print are single-process must-have books if you want to print in platinum/palladium. Depending on your interests, you can go really far down the garden path into specific areas like wet plate collodion.

    There are too many good books to even begin listing studio lighting tomes, so I won't even try.

    When it comes to photographers, ignore the herd and collect work by people who interest you. Spend time in your local bookstore - I'm sure there is an equivalent in Boston to The Strand/Moe's/Green Apple/Second Story Books that has a broad and deep photo section. If you see something that perks your interest visually, buy it and keep looking it over to understand what it is about it that attracts your interest.

  2. #12

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    1,111
    Here are three of my personal favorites.

    Latent Image (Beaumont Newhall)
    The Tao of Photography (Philippe L. Gross and S.I. Shapiro)
    Highway: America's Endless Dream (Photographs by Jeff Brouws)

  3. #13
    Newt_on_Swings's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    NYC
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,021
    Please refer to this thread, or even merge:

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum56/9...ographica.html

    I would also recommend a few basics to buy on the cheap used:

    Horenstien's B&W photography
    Looten's on photographic enlarging
    Introduction to photography by Rosen
    Langford's Starting photography is another good primer, nice illustrations

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Cambridge, UK
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    7
    Apart from the obvious Ansel Adams's set, The Negative, The Camera and The Print ...
    I can recommend The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression by Bruce Barnbaum

  5. #15
    airgunr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    SE Wisconsin
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    122
    Here's another one I would recommend. John Hedgecoe's "The Manual of Photography"
    WJS/wi/usa

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Philadelphia area
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    320
    Images
    10
    The question is to broad to get a right answer. If you are interested by the technical aspect of photography, yes the AA set is a must have.

    If you are more interested in pictures, there is no clear answer, it depends on you taste. Due to you avatar, I would recommend the Diane Arbus Aperture monography.

  7. #17
    rudolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Poland
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    58
    I wrote couple of times on the internet about books with photography as a main subject, but I try not to mention technical ones.
    In my opinion photographer should seek for books in which photography is a process or way of life.
    So:
    La Nuit américaine
    On Photography
    Camera Lucida
    The Big Picture
    These are examples, if any of you like it, I'll write more.
    Marcin "Rudolf" Szymczak
    Author of 13th Frame
    marcinszymczak.com

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin