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30-Second Photography

The 50 most thought-provoking photographers, styles and techniques, each explained in half a minute
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30-Second Photography by Brian Dilg

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Why was the first human ever captured onfilm caught by pure luck? Where is the human blind spot, and why don't you realise you haveone? What does authenticity mean in an art where originals can be reproduced infinitelyand manipulated flawlessly? More than a merecollection of trivia, this book tackles the big picture of what photography means.Photographytakes a revolutionaryapproach to understanding the 50 most thought-provoking concepts, techniques and technologies that have shaped photography into the ever-present art form it is today. Fromthe science of converting light into digitalinformation, to the philosophical implications of freezing a moment in time, big ideas are tackledin bite-sized units: two pages, 300 words andone representative image at a time. Packed with world-renowned photographs, from the earliestdaguerreotypes to cutting-edgecontemporarywork and biographies of leading photographers, this pithy analysis will capture your curiosity andexpose you to new ideas about your camera, your photography and the visual culture that surrounds you.

Author Biography

Brian Dilg is the founding chair of the photography department at New York Film Academy.He is a Photoshop Adobe Certified Expert, and in addition to his high-profile commercial-retouching assignments, his work has been exhibited and collected worldwide.
Release date NZ
August 17th, 2017
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Full colour througout
The Ivy Press
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