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Langford's Starting Photography

The guide to creating great images, 6th Edition

By Philip Andrews, Michael Langford

  1. ISBN: 9780240521107
  2. Publication Date: October 2008
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 352
  5. Price:
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    • £14.99 (GBP)
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This established, detailed beginner's guide is the perfect choice if you're looking to develop your knowledge and skills, and take your photography to the next level. This authoritative classic by leading photography writer and lecturer Michael Langford has been refreshed and revised by best-selling photography author Philip Andrews for today's photographers. Strongly focused on digital, but with key references to traditional photography where relevant, offer a full grounding in the topic. Langford's Starting Photography is an ideal technical introduction.

All the core basics are included, from how to select and compose a good picture to how different cameras operate and how to decipher their controls. Different subjects are explored, with advice on how to tackle people, places, animals, landscapes and close-ups, and valuable guidance on presenting and assessing finished work.

Author Bio

Philip Andrews is Adobe Australia's official Photoshop and Elements Ambassador. He is an experienced photographer, author, magazine editor and online course creator. He was previously a lecturer at the Queensland School of Printing and Graphic Arts, Australia and Nescot, England. He is a beta tester for Photoshop, an alpha tester for Photoshop Elements and a Photoshop specialist demonstrator for Adobe Australia. Contributing numerous articles and videos to AdobeTV and the inspirational browser, Philip is a leading source in adobe information and instruction. Philip is also co-founder of an online photography training college. He's a regular contributor to several magazines including Shutterbug, Amateur Photographer, Australian Photography and Better Photography, he is senior contributing editor for Better Digital, columnist for What Digital Camera and Co-editor and publisher of Better Photoshop Techniques magazine.
Michael Langford, renowned author, teacher, and practitioner, is a legend because of his skill that balanced art and technique. He inspired and taught thousands. As Photography Course Director at the Royal College of Art, London, UK, his key involvement with photography courses and exams set the standard worldwide.


For previous editions:

"At last there is an introductory book that I can unreservedly recommend to friends, students and others who are in any way interested in the basics of photography and digital photography."
Sidney Ray, Senior Lecturer in Digital and Photographic Imaging, University of Westminster, photographer and Imaging Consultant.

"Diagrams and photographs demystify information, helping the book strike a balance between technical details and shooting advice, and helpfully it doesn't talk down to the reader…The scope of information and the reasonable price ensures this is recommended."
What Digital Camera


Picture Making; Cameras, Sensors and Film, Creative use of Camera Controls; Tackling Different Photographic Subjects; Controlling Light; Photographic Workflow; Digital Processing and Printing; Black and White Film Processing and Printing; Experimental and constructed images; Presenting and Assessing Your Work; Troubleshooting; Appendices. Glossary.