Need to know what on earth is an Aperture? How do you use it with Shutterspeed? 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. Photography takes a revolutionary approach to understanding the 50 most thought-provoking concepts, techniques and technologies that have shaped photography into the ever-present art form it is today. From the science of converting light into digitalinformation, to the philosophical implications of freezing a moment in time, big ideas are tackled in bite-sized units: two pages, 300 words and one representative image at a time. Packed with world-renowned photographs, from the earliestdaguerreotypes to cutting edge contemporary work 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. Get your SLR ready, you only need 30 Seconds.
Publication date: 26/07/2017
Dimension: 195mm X 150mm