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Langford's Advanced Photography

The guide for aspiring photographers, 8th Edition

By Efthimia Bilissi, Michael Langford

  1. ISBN: 9780240521916
  2. Publication Date: January 2011
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 482
  5. Price:
    • $51.95 (USD)
    • £31.99 (GBP)
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Langford's Advanced Photography is the only advanced photography guide a serious student or aspiring professional will ever need. In this eighth edition, Efthimia Bilissi continues in the footsteps of Michael Langford by combining an unrivalled level of technical detail with a straightforward writing style while simultaneously bringing the text firmly in to the digital era.

This book covers the entire photographic process from a technical standpoint - not only detailing the 'how' but also explaining the 'why' that is so often missing from photography texts. From the workings of cameras, lenses, digital imaging sensors and software to new hot topics such as HDR imaging, digital asset management, and even running your own photography business, everything a serious photographer could need to extend their art into professional realms is covered.

The book also benefits from a full glossary, charts and inspirational full color images throughout, with summaries and projects at the end of each chapter to reinforce the theory.


"Essential for anyone setting out on a photographic career today. Buy this, along with the companion Basic Photography, and you'll have the answer to almost any technical query you can think of.'"--Amateur Photographer

"You can't call yourself a photographer without it."--Professional Photographer


Amateur and professional photography; Camera equipment; Choosing lenses; Colour in photography; Film types and technical data; Imaging sensors; Lighting control; Tone control; Subjects; Digital imaging systems; Digital image manipulation; Film processing management and colour printing; Extending photography; Reproduction and archiving; Business Practice; Appendices: Optical calculations, Gamma and average gradient, Chemical formulae: health and safety, Lighting and safety, Batteries, Colour conversion filter chart, Ring around chart; Glossary.