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Robert Hirsch: Exploring Color Photography

Exploring Color Photography

Hirsch, R., 2011. Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixels, 5th edition. Burlington: Focal Press


Exploring Color Photography continues to provide a stimulating introduction to approaches, images, techniques, safety, and history of color photography.  Now, this classic text has been completely revamped for the digital age.  Accurate step-by-step instruction, superb illustrative charts, and inspirational imagery guide your exploration in all aspects of color photo-based work.  Coupled with insights from world-renowned artists and challenging exercises, this book provides comprehensive and reliable foreknowledge of key color processes.  Features include:

- Trusted one-stop source of color photography.

- Pioneering aesthetic, conceptual, and technical instruction.

- Multidimensional approach to imagemaking that combines digital and analog systems

- Innovative and diverse images by 250 international artists, professionals, teachers, and students.

- Full-color, pullout timeline of vital color photography and historical events.

- Companion website featuring portfolios and commentary of contemporary artists.