Capturing the Light

Author: Roger Watson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250038324
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An intimate look at the journeys of two men—a gentleman scientist and a visionary artist—as they struggled to capture the world around them, and in the process invented modern photography During the 1830s, in an atmosphere of intense scientific enquiry fostered by the industrial revolution, two quite different men—one in France, one in England—developed their own dramatically different photographic processes in total ignorance of each other's work. These two lone geniuses—Henry Fox Talbot in the seclusion of his English country estate at Lacock Abbey and Louis Daguerre in the heart of post-revolutionary Paris—through diligence, disappointment and sheer hard work overcame extraordinary odds to achieve the one thing man had for centuries been trying to do—to solve the ancient puzzle of how to capture the light and in so doing make nature 'paint its own portrait'. With the creation of their two radically different processes—the Daguerreotype and the Talbotype—these two giants of early photography changed the world and how we see it. Drawing on a wide range of original, contemporary sources and featuring plates in colour, sepia and black and white, many of them rare or previously unseen, Capturing the Light by Roger Watson and Helen Rappaport charts an extraordinary tale of genius, rivalry and human resourcefulness in the quest to produce the world's first photograph.

Capturing the Light

Author: Roger Watson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250009707
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Relates the quest of two very different geniuses in the 1830s, totally ignorant of each other's work, to solve the ancient puzzle of capturing the world around them, describing how they invented two dramatically different photographic processes.

Capturing the Light

Author: Roger Watson
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ISBN: 9781447212584
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Capturing the Light starts with a tiny scrap of purple-tinged paper, 176 years old and about the size of a postage stamp. On it you can just make out a tiny, ghostly image of a gothic window, an image so small and perfect that it 'might be supposed to be the work of some Lilliputian artist': the world's first photographic negative. This captivating book traces the lives of two very different men in the 1830s, both racing to be the first to solve one of the world's oldest problems: how to capture an image and keep it for ever. On the one hand there is Henry Fox Talbot: a quiet, solitary gentleman-amateur tinkering away on his farm in the English countryside. On the other Louis Daguerre, a flamboyant, charismatic French showman in search of fame and fortune. Only one question remains: who will get there first?

Capturing the Light

Author: Peter Watson
Publisher: Photographers Inst Press
ISBN: 9781861086204
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Photographers can see the light—and learn how to capture it—with this outstanding collection that showcases Peter Watson’s impressive, sparkling, and perfectly lit landscapes. Peter discusses the camera, lens, and film he used, gives the exact exposure time, provides insights into filters and polarizers, and even reveals how long he had to wait before getting the right light. With its fascinating insight into the life of a professional and its invaluable guidance, this is an essential addition to every enthusiast’s library.

Capturing Light

Author: Michael Freeman
Publisher: Ilex Press
ISBN: 1781571635
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For professional photographers, chasing the light, waiting for it, sometimes helping it, and finally capturing it is a constant preoccupation and for some, an obsession. Drawing on four decades of working with light, Michael Freeman takes a simple but practical approach to interpreting, reacting to, and capturing photography's most valuable commodity. Practical advice is organised into three straightforward sections: Waiting, Chasing, and Helping. Begin by mastering the art of patience, and recognise the immense value of anticipating and planning for gorgeous light that's just over the horizon. Then learn the techniques to meet otherwise transient and fleeting lighting conditions halfway, with quick thinking and fast reactions. Finally, make the most of the tools at your disposal to enhance and manipulate light as you find it, covering everything from in-the-field shooting choices to technical transformations in post-production. This is the method of a working professional the way to interpret, approach, and master whatever lighting situation is thrown at you and always get the shot, no matter what.

Transient Light

Author: Ian Cameron
Publisher: GMC PUBLICATIONS LTD
ISBN: 1861089996
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Although aimed at keen amateur photographers who wish to break into the professional market, the superb images and technical expertise offer something for all levels of skill and will also inspire those just becoming interested in photography and more established photographers who need to re-focus their photographic motivation. The book's primary goal is to draw the attention of readers to the absolute importance of light and how to make the best use of it, with an emphasis on being in the right place at the right time, anticipating fine light and ensuring that for the short duration that those qualities are present, they are successfully recorded to film or pixel. However, composition and technical expertise are also vitally important and Ian outlines the best field techniques for choosing the correct exposure, discusses depth of field, hyper-focal focusing, exposure bracketing and the use of appropriate filters.

Contact with Beings of Light

Author: Peter Guttilla
Publisher: Timeless Voyager Press
ISBN: 9781892264138
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Contact With Beings of Light is truly an amazing tale of Dorothy Wilkinson-Izatt. Using an ordinary 8 mm movie camera she has filmed hundreds of sequences of unexplained, yet authenticated, pictures of UFOs, ETs, and anamolies.Dorothy Izatt is without peer anywhere on record in the world, even when compared to today's tabloid media with its endless loops of bizarre video footage from various places and people. Aside from the fact that electronically simulated video images aren't as yielding to analysis as the images in film photography, the obvious difference is that the footage derives from multiple sources. With Dorothy we have a credible, trustworthy, prolific source in one location - or in any location anywhere she chooses - willing to demonstrate the process for an observer.The author, Peter Guttilla has spent years sifting through photographs, movies, and taped interviews with Dorothy to produce an exceptional glimpse into her lifes work.

Capturing Light in Oils

Author: Paul Strisik
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
ISBN: 9781635610376
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Legendary artist Paul Strisik was not the kind of artist you'd find cooped up inside a studio. As one of the great plein air painters of his generation, Paul preferred to be outdoors using the sun to light his subjects. His years of experience in capturing that natural light are offered here in Capturing Light in Oils.

Capturing the Magic of Light in Watercolor

Author: Susan Bourdet
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781581805833
Format: PDF
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Transform your paintings from ordinary to extraordinary - with light! Want to paint light-filled watercolors that reach out and draw viewers in? In this book, award-winning watercolorist and teacher Susan Bourdet shows you how. Through simple concepts and detailed step-by-step demonstrations, Susan demystifies the process of successfully depicting light in watercolor. You'll learn how to: Create convincing light effects and rich shadows Depict different light angles and times of day Render light on a variety of subjects, from feathers and fur to flowers, water and textures Take reference photos with exciting light and combine them into a believable composition that speaks to your viewers It's all the information you'll need to capture the magic of light in your watercolors! Includes 23 step-by-step demonstrations!

Capturing Light in Acrylics

Author: John Hammond
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 9780713490275
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One of the ground-breaking books on acrylics - new in paperback. Acrylics is now a very popular medium with artists of all abilities, especially with the advent of new and better acrylic paints. 'Capturing Light in Acrylics' (HB 07134 8863 8) was and still is one of the best books on the subject. John Hammond, a highly successful practising artist, shares his experiences and knowledge of this incredibly adaptable medium and offers helpful advice, instruction and inspiration. Particular attention is paid to the skilful interpretation of light to convey the mood and atmosphere of a place. The section on Practical Considerations includes details on materials, equipment and colour mixing; Interpreting Light reveals the secrets behind light and tone, shadows, changing light and weather conditions; the Subjects and Inspiration sections cover choosing subjects, composition, working on location, landscapes, city views, boats and beaches, Mediteranean light and figures; and Developing Ideas details working with sketches, photography and studio painting. Practical explanatory text and inspirational illustrations combine to make this a valuable addition to any artist's bookshelf.