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10 thoughts on “The Camera

  1. Sarah Ryburn Sarah Ryburn says:

    I realize that Adams is something of a clich in the art world, like white zinfandel to a connoisseur of wine His photographs are ubiquitous and recognizable, universally praised by the neophyte art lover as great photography and knownoften by prints on a calendar than serious academic study I can not accept that this necessarily disqualifies him as a great artist I ve read of Adams that his love of the American West and its landscape powered his art, that his passion for photography I realize that Adams is something of a clich in the art world, like white zinfandel to a connoisseur of wine His photographs are ubiquitous and recognizable, universally praised by the neophyte art lover as great photography and knownoften by prints on a calendar than serious academic study I can not accept that this necessarily disqualifies him as a great artist I ve read of Adams that his love of the American West and its landscape powered his art, that his passion for photography began with his first trip to Yosemite as a young man, and I wonder if he would ever have pursued expertise with a camera had he not first longed to document in artistic form the landscape that so captured his heart Is this not the essence of true art The ineluctable drive to express the heart s innermost longing, questioning, understanding


  2. Diogo Diogo says:

    Ansel Adams has a dry and terse style, I think I haven t read technical books with so much content per word, very little is wasted This book is relatively small, but there is so much information that it must be read carefully.Much of the book seems out of date, and it is, but even the things most people are very unlikely to ever use view camera have very interesting insights into the optics and different possibilities I had no idea of what was possible to do with a view camera because of the Ansel Adams has a dry and terse style, I think I haven t read technical books with so much content per word, very little is wasted This book is relatively small, but there is so much information that it must be read carefully.Much of the book seems out of date, and it is, but even the things most people are very unlikely to ever use view camera have very interesting insights into the optics and different possibilities I had no idea of what was possible to do with a view camera because of the bellows, adjustments to the lens plane and film plane An eye opener In twitter era and TL DR too long, didn t read era, realizing the amount of time it takes preparing a photo is unbelievable and this is just the first part of the story there are three.This books shows any person how easy we have it taking photographs Point and shoot it is, the camera takes care of the rest Of course that has nothing to do with the quality of the photograph, but the convenience today is astonishing The whole process appears to be quite simple if you don t go beyond automatic settings.This is the book to read for anyone interested in knowingabout photography, both the principles and practice I highly recommend it Now I ll have to get The Negative and The Print


  3. Pam Pam says:

    I used to think Ansel Adams was not such a huge deal. His work was everywhere and did not seem precious, or artistic as other photographers of his time It is like when I used to think Purple Rain was the most over played song. Then I saw Prince play it live. While I didn t watch Ansel Adams shoot pictures, understanding his technique behind what he did and the lengths he went through to get it sure gave me a new appreciation for his work.


  4. Larry Larry says:

    This is a good introduction to intermediate concepts which might be useful for an advanced beginner looking to improve their understanding of photographic concepts, or for someone getting started with a view camera.This book is a classic in photography, which necessarily means it s dated Adams wrote this book before digital photography was popular, so this book is really turnedtowards chemical based photography About 3 4 of the material is still relevant to digital photography, and the p This is a good introduction to intermediate concepts which might be useful for an advanced beginner looking to improve their understanding of photographic concepts, or for someone getting started with a view camera.This book is a classic in photography, which necessarily means it s dated Adams wrote this book before digital photography was popular, so this book is really turnedtowards chemical based photography About 3 4 of the material is still relevant to digital photography, and the parts that aren t are obvious and easy to skip over.I bought this book after following Marc Levoy s Letures on Digital Photography , which drew from this book in early lectures I would highly recommend that course for anyone who has a camera


  5. Joe Silber Joe Silber says:

    This is a classic in the photography genre that is still worth checking out, despite the fact that probably at least 25% of it is partially or completely obsolete if you are using a digital SLR Lots of good stuff about the analytical side of photography light, depth of field, shutter speed, etc The writing feels very stiff and formal by modern standards it took me a LOOOONG time to work through it , and there are definitely plenty of books that explain the concepts in abeginner friend This is a classic in the photography genre that is still worth checking out, despite the fact that probably at least 25% of it is partially or completely obsolete if you are using a digital SLR Lots of good stuff about the analytical side of photography light, depth of field, shutter speed, etc The writing feels very stiff and formal by modern standards it took me a LOOOONG time to work through it , and there are definitely plenty of books that explain the concepts in abeginner friendly way, but I d be surprised if you didn t learn SOMETHING from it


  6. Jason Jason says:

    The Camera is the first volume of a three volume set of photography instruction books by Ansel Adams that were first published in 1980 The edition I have is the 23rd paperback printing, printed in 2018.I first read this series in 2005 when I started working full time as a videographer, looking to better my understanding of the craft A year ago I got my first video camera that uses interchangeable lenses, and have subsequently bought myself a still camera that can use the same lenses So now I The Camera is the first volume of a three volume set of photography instruction books by Ansel Adams that were first published in 1980 The edition I have is the 23rd paperback printing, printed in 2018.I first read this series in 2005 when I started working full time as a videographer, looking to better my understanding of the craft A year ago I got my first video camera that uses interchangeable lenses, and have subsequently bought myself a still camera that can use the same lenses So now I hope to take photographs and not just videos, and it seemed like a good time to revisit these books.I have greatly enjoyed rereading The Camera.The basic crux of Adam s approach to photography can be summed up in one word visualization As he says, The term visualization refers to the entire emotional mental process of creating a photograph, and as such, it is one of the most important concepts in photography It includes the ability to anticipate a finished image before making the exposure, so that the procedures employed will contribute to achieving the desired result 1 Photographs are of course art and are a representation of the world, not reality itself Adams goes on Photography involves a series of related mechanical, optical, and chemical processes which lie between the subject and the photograph of it Each separate step of the process takes us one stage further away from the subject and closer to the photographic print Even the most realistic photograph is not the same as the subject, but separated from it by the various influences of the photographic system The photographer may choose to emphasize or minimize these departures from reality, but he cannot eliminate them 1 In order to visualize what your version of reality will look like, you need to know every part of the system that affects the final image In this book, Adams focuses on the physical camera, body and lens.There is nothing earth shatteringly original in Adams s philosophy or his approach The value of this book over similar books is as follows First, Adams writes with clarity and precision He doesn t talk down to his reader, but nor does he assume you know anything other than the most basic knowledge of photography I appreciate his tone, avoiding both the school master condescension or avuncular buddy tone that so many other instructional books that focus on hobbies employ Second, Adams keeps a laser like focus on his thesis and doesn t go off on tangents that have nothing to do with how the camera and lenses affect the image He doesn t hesitate to go into depth when the subject warrants it, but he has a great knack for getting to his point and then moving on Third, the book is full of useful illustrations and diagrams that are clearly laid out And fourth, the book is full of Adams s own photographs on high quality paper Don t underestimate what a beautiful experience that is.Having said all that, I understand why some readers won t rush to this book It hasn t been revised or re edited since its original release in 1980, so the book is unaware of digital photography and the diminished use of film As such, there s lots of advice about handling your film to protect it from improper exposure Moreover, Adams makes the assumption that you can t see what the picture will look like until days later when you get your film developed He didn t have the leisure of taking test photos and examining them on the spot, making adjustments, and then takingphotos Photographic technology has come a long way in the nearly 40 years since this book was published.But it s no coincidence that this book is still being published in spite of all those changes It s not merely because Ansel Adams has the name recognition to sell the book If the book was useless, it would sell only as a collector s item No, the book stands the test of time because it doesn t matter how much the way the camera captures the image has changed, because the camera, the lens, and the shutter all work the same as they did 40 years ago Depth of focus, lens focal lengths, convergence, angle of view, and exposure ranges all work the same way Knowing how all those things andaffects the way the world is reflected and captured by the camera is what the book is all about, and as a photographer, that is exactly what you want and need to know.Personally, I ll be returning to chapter 5 Lenses and chapter 7 Basic Image Management repeatedly I was especially surprised in this reading how enlightening I found chapter 10 View Camera Adjustments to be I don t work with a large format view camera, and I don t have any plans to invest in a large format view camera, but seeing all the controls such a camera gives you changed the way I think about photographic images Even looking through professional photographs online I can see which ones used a view camera with the ability to tilt, shift, and swing the lensboard and the rear standard After reading the chapter, I was able to see how similar affects could be created using a standard 35mm camera and Photoshop.If you want a quick guide to get you up and taking photos, this is not the book or the series for you That s what Youtube is for, yeah Go and watch a few 15 minute videos and you ll have what you need to start experimenting on your own In this age of quick learning and don t get me wrong, I love this age of quick learning , instructional books serve a different purpose than they served in the previous centuries Instructional books need to hold material that s worth returning to, that s worth studying That s why The Camera is still in print today


  7. Richard Richard says:

    VEry good and useful, even for digital photographers You need the basics and this is solid advice.


  8. Ketan Ketan says:

    In age of digital camera it s good to know the classic technique from one of my favorite photographer.


  9. Cameron Copper Cameron Copper says:

    This is such an interesting book and makes me appreciate how easy I have it shooting with a DSLR Chapter 7 Basic Image Management was by far the most relevant to today s photography environment, but I found it fascinating to read where some of the terms like f stop come from I would recommend this book as essential reading to anyone who wishes to be a student of photography and would like to understand, in depth, where photography, as we know it today, has come from There is also a great This is such an interesting book and makes me appreciate how easy I have it shooting with a DSLR Chapter 7 Basic Image Management was by far the most relevant to today s photography environment, but I found it fascinating to read where some of the terms like f stop come from I would recommend this book as essential reading to anyone who wishes to be a student of photography and would like to understand, in depth, where photography, as we know it today, has come from There is also a great section speaking to the foundations of what today s tilt shift lenses are doing for the light hitting the sensor Chapter 10 View Camera Adjustments.If you are a beginner looking to learn with a modern DSLR or mirrorless system, I would recommend starting elsewhere If you are an amateur photographer who is eager to learnabout the craft, this book will be right up your alley.I would love to rate this book higher, but due to the amount of material that isn t relevant to today s photographic pursuits, I just don t know that it s THAT valuable any I suspect most readers with gainvaluable insight from authors like Bryan Peterson


  10. Scott Drake Scott Drake says:

    I cannot even recall the first time I looked at Ansel Adams work or information on technique I do know this I had already been shooting for about 25 years before I did and basically went, Hmm, so that s what that is called, so that s why this looks like such , etc While immensely popular with many lay people, I cannot name a single photographer I ve met who thinks of Adams in as strongly regard Did he do it first Mostly Did he do it best Maybe Did he demonstrate the process in the dark I cannot even recall the first time I looked at Ansel Adams work or information on technique I do know this I had already been shooting for about 25 years before I did and basically went, Hmm, so that s what that is called, so that s why this looks like such , etc While immensely popular with many lay people, I cannot name a single photographer I ve met who thinks of Adams in as strongly regard Did he do it first Mostly Did he do it best Maybe Did he demonstrate the process in the darkroom as much as the work in the camera Absolutely And therein lies the best reason to read this It s an excellent example of how why a person should strive to master the lens to reduce time printing or photoshopping , because who wouldn t rather be out shooting But it also demonstrates equally how why post production work can make even a great photo evenexcellent


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