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The Art of Photography. 2 reviews. by Bruce Barnbaum. Publisher: Rocky Nook. Release Date: November ISBN: View table of contents. Announcing a reduced price for remaining copies of the acclaimed 1st edition of: “The Art of Photography an Approach to Personal Expression”. Bruce’s. Bruce Barnbaum · Home · About · Workshops · Books · Essay. prev / next. Back to Home. 0. Abstracts. BasinMtn.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. By far the best book on photography as an art, that I came across so far. I feel many “modern” read “digital” photographers would get bored with a large portion of this book.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. After a summary of the most common faults of thinking about photography Chapter 13Chapters 14 through 18 present a debate about artistic integrity, meaning and limitations of photography as an art, and creativity and personal philosophy.

Some aspects of the book are hard to grasp, but worth re-reading. Highly recommend to anyone, no matter are you using film or not.

The last chapters discuss how to find your own personal style of photography. I liked very much this book. Digital Photography Complete Course: Jul 12, Diego Vasquez rated it it was amazing. This latest incarnation of barnnaum textbook, which has evolved, grown, and been refined over the past 35 years, will prove to be an ongoing, invaluable photographic reference for years to come.

The Art of Photography…An Approach to Personal Expression

The explanations and discussions about these matters were cogent and delightful, even when I did not agree with the tone or even the argument. The product is already photogrphy the wishlist! If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.


The best book on photography as an approach to personal expression that I have seen. You won’t be able to put it down.

The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression

If you order by check, please make it out to Bruce and send it to: This is truly the resource of choice for the thinking photographer. It’s a bit up and down this book. Being able to get inside the head of a photographer who has mastered the medium as an artform is unique.

Looking for beautiful books? Style is personal, but techniques and concepts may be widely applied. Mar 04, Mattie rated it it was amazing. I found that even these parts as well as the the “digital” sections give all of us food for thought. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Bruce has authored several books, some of which have become classics. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: An Approach to Personal Expression originally published in Bruce has authored several books, some of which have become classics.

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I don’t find it too useful. Thank you for your feedback. With well over beautiful photographic illustrations in both black-and-white and color, as well as numerous charts, graphs, and tables, this book presents the world of photography to beginner, intermediate, and advanced photographers seeking to make a personal statement through the medium of photography.

It’s perseverance and a few related traits that, in the view of Bruce Barnbaum, enable creativity. Barnbaum, I will be forever in your debt.

Reading this book is not a small task. Doesn’t matter if you’re focused on digital or traditional print, I think what Barnbaum has to say here transcends all of that. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Bruce is recognized as one of the finest darkroom printers on this planet, both for his exceptional black and white work, as well as for his color imagery. Finally, his photographs are gorgeous. All contact proof prints of negatives should be made at the same exposure.


He understands light to an extent rarely found, and combines this understanding with bfuce mastery of composition, applying his knowledge to an extraordinarily wide range of subject matter. Share your thoughts with other customers. Mateusz Nowak how about supporting the artist and paying for it? Some of these methods will be unknown to digital-only photographers.

Bruce is not just pontificating; he tells badnbaum his logic and often argues the opposite of his final viewpoint, as any phptography thinker should. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Not only that, his images are completely different than anything you have ever seen. Jan 08, Seema rated it it was amazing. To alleviate this problem, Bruce suggests a broadening of the portfolio, either from the start, or whenever allowed by the publisher’s wishes; this approach could match the natural expressive and technical development of the artist.

I know that this is a long tradition but I feel it is overstated – the zones are just a quick reference to areas in the density-exposure curve, and that’s it. There were a few times that Barnbaum stepped up on his political soapbox to expound on his environmental ov.

Jul 28, Gowrishankar Subramanian rated it really liked it Shelves: Paperbackpages. Overall, a good read for serious photographers, perhaps too complex for amateurs. Aug 23, Tonino Filipovic rated it it was amazing.

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