Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixels, a new edition of what many consider to be the bible of color photography

Robert Hirsch’s Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixels is the thinking photographer’s guide to color imagemaking. Now in its sixth edition, this pioneering text clearly and concisely instructs students and intermediate photographers in the fundamental aesthetic and technical building blocks needed to create thought-provoking digital and analog color photographs. Taking both a conceptual and pragmatic approach, the book avoids getting bogged down in complex, ever-changing technological matters, allowing it to stay fresh and engaging.

Known as the Bible of Color Photography, its stimulating assignments encourage readers to be adventurous and to take responsibility for learning and working independently. The emphasis on design and postmodern theoretical concepts stresses the thought process behind the creation of intriguing images. Its extensive and inspiring collection of images and accompanying captions allow makers to provide insight into how photographic methodology was utilized to visualize and communicate their objectives.

“Color photography continues to evolve as a flexible and permutable amalgamation of aesthetics, business, culture, psychology, and science. The book keeps striving to provide a stimulating introduction and commentary to the approaches, images, techniques, and history of color photography.”
- Robert Hirsch

Author Bio:

Robert Hirsch is a photographer, writer, curator, and the director of Light Research (www.lightresearch.net
). His books include: Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, Seizing the Light: A Social History of Photography, Photographic Possibilities: The Expressive Use of Equipment, Ideas, Materials, and Processes , and Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960 . Hirsch is a former Associate Editor for Digital Camera (UK) and Photovision , and a contributor to Afterimage, exposure, Contact Sheet, The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography, History of Photography, The Photographic Collector, The Photo Review , and World Book Encyclopedia as well as former Director of CEPA Gallery. Hirsch’s work has been exhibited in over 200 solo and group shows.

Visit the book page at: http://bit.ly/exploringcolor
9780415730952 | $59.95 / £37.99 in paperback | February 2015

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