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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Doesn’t matter if you’re focused on digital or traditional print, I think what Barnbaum has to say here transcends all of that. The middle chapters are concerened entirely with the Zone System, film delveloping and printing, and framing techniques. This latest incarnation of his textbook, barnnaum has evolved, grown, and been refined over the past 35 years, will prove to be an ongoing, invaluable photographic reference for years to come.

I’m giving it three stars only because film photographers will find this a must have and like I said, the images are beautiful The rest The images are beautiful.

A painfully dry photgoraphy boring textbook on photography. By far the best book on photography as an art, that I came across so far.

Who uses the Zone System anymore? Yet he goes well beyond the technical, as he delves deeply into the philosophical, expressive, and creative aspects of photography so often avoided in other books. No trivia or quizzes yet.

The Art of Photography

I feel many “modern” read “digital” photographers would get bored with a large portion of this book. Bruce has been an active environmental advocate for more than three decades, both independently and through his involvement and leadership with organizations such as the Sierra Club, the National Audubon Society, the Stillaguamish Citizens’ Alliance, Friends of Washington, and the North Cascades Conservation Council.


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Shifts your thinking when it coming to photography. Yet he goes well beyond the technical, as he delves deeply into the philosophical, expressive, and creative aspects of photography so often avoided in other books.

I’d give it 6 stars if I could for the first and last 50 pages, and two for everything inbetween. Feb 11, Leigh rated it liked it Shelves: The images are beautiful.

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There is some reference to histograms and other digital tools but the book remains primarily a reference tool potography the darkroom artist. An Approach to Personal Expression. Please see below for complete information on ordering your signed book directly from Bruce. Barnbaum dispenses wise thoughts to his photographic disciples here. It is almost like a text or a reference that you would keep on your shelf and turn to from time to time for technical guidance and perhaps some inspiration.

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It even lies flat when opened to the page you want. For the former aspect, I will recommend it to all Ph. One very important subject is well described in this book, that is Zone system.

Had to skip lot of content on developing and pr I thought of writing review for this book when I finish the initial chapters on “art side” of photography.


Jul 12, Diego Vasquez rated it it was amazing. 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.

Please note, the second edition of this book, The Art of Photography 2nd Edition will be available in paperback and digital formats beginning in early 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.

Readable and understandable, with some priceless advises to photographers of any skill level although technical proficiency will certainly facilitate fulfilling your potential as an artist.

The illustrations include some of his best known imagery, as well as many new images never previously published or displayed.

The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression

On top of that, there are down-and-dirty lessons on the technical side of photography. Trivia About The Art of Photog This book goes in different chapters to help photogfaphy decide where to start, how and why. First released in November,the amazing success of the book required nine reprints, and the book has been translated into five foreign languages. This is truly the resource of choice for the thinking photographer.