Photography in Southeast Asia: A Survey
Photography in Southeast Asia: A Survey is a comprehensive attempt to map the emergence and trajectories of photographic practices in Southeast Asia. The narrative begins in the colonial era, at the point when the transfer of photographic technology occurred between visiting practitioners and local photographers. Illustrated with some 200 photographs, and with individual chapters dedicated to the countries of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam, the book ranges from the immediate postwar era to present day, focusing on photographers who demonstrate strong agency and autonomy in their practice. The relationship between art and photography, which has been defined very narrowly over the decades, is re-examined in the process. Photography also offers an entry point into the cultural and social practices of the region, and a prism into the personal desires and creative decisions of its practitioners.”
About the Author
Zhuang Wubin is a writer, curator, educator, and photographer. He most recently taught at Chiang Mai University, Thailand.
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In the newest entry in Peachpit’s popular From Snapshots to Great Shots series, photographer John Carucci shares amazing techniques for creative time-related photography techniques, including long-exposure, time-lapse, and high-speed photography. Carucci starts by reviewing your equipment needs, including filters, image stabilizers (tripods, monopods, beanbags, etc.), software, and more. Next, he explains the basics of long-exposure photography, demonstrating how to effectively capture time in nighttime cityscapes, photos of the night sky, and in brighter light using neutral density filters. Along the way, you’ll learn the fundamentals of blurring, shooting in RAW, and balancing flash and ambient light. He then walks through the essentials of time-lapse photography: how to regulate your camera’s motion, determine the best duration to use, and use software to perfect your images. Carucci’s time-lapse section is complemented with a complete online video tutorial on capturing effective time-lapse sequences. You’ll also find expert coverage of high-speed photography, including choosing shutter speed, stopping action with flash, shooting sports, and more. Carucci concludes by helping you develop and perfect your own aesthetic, with tips on properly framing your scenes, creative composition, and effective use of color and tone. Time Lapse, Long Exposure, and Other Tricks of Time features beautiful full-color images, clear design, and John Carucci’s friendly, knowledgeable voice. It’s a pleasure to learn from – and if you’ve ever wanted to master any of these techniques, it’s the guide you’ve been waiting for.
Do we understand a photograph differently if we encounter it in a newspaper rather than a book? In a photo album as opposed to framed on a museum wall? The “Public” Life of Photographs explores how the various ways that photographs have been made available to the public have influenced their reception. The reproducibility of photography has been the necessary tool in the creation of a mass visual culture. This generously illustrated book explores historical instances of the “public” life of photographic images — tracing the steps from the creation of photographs to their reception. The contributors — international curators and scholars from a range of disciplines — examine the emergence of photography as mass culture: through studios and public spaces; by the press; through editorial strategies promoting popular and vernacular photography; and through the dissemination of photographic images in the art world. The contributing authors discuss such topics as how photographic images became objects of appropriation and collection; the faith in photographic truthfulness; Life magazine’s traveling exhibitions and their effect on the magazine’s “media hegemony”; and the curatorial challenges of making vernacular photographs accessible in an artistic environment. ContributorsGeoffrey Batchen, Nathalie Boulouch, Heather Diack, Andre Gunthert, Sophie Hackett, Vincent Lavoie, Olivier Lugon, Mary Panzer, Joel Snyder.
About the Author
Thierry Gervais is Assistant Professor at Ryerson University and Head of Research at the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC), Toronto.
Take Great Digital Photos Every Time!
Filled with high-color photographs, How to Do Everything: Digital Photography shows you how to capture professional-quality photos using any digital camera–from a smartphone or point-and-shoot camera to an advanced digital SLR camera. Learn how to take better pictures right away using a variety of techniques for photo composition, lighting, and creativity. You'll also get tips on photo editing, printing, and archiving, as well as avoiding common mistakes that result in poor-quality images. Improve your photographic skills in no time with help from this comprehensive, hands-on guide.
- Learn digital camera basics and select the best camera, equipment, and accessories for your needs
- Master the fundamentals of photo composition
- Use professional lighting and flash techniques
- Shoot eye-catching outdoor photos in any weather condition
- Take portraits and candid shots of people and pets
- Capture stunning vacation photographs
- Take professional-quality photos of sporting and action-oriented events
- Shoot digital video and publish it online
- Transfer digital images to your computer
- Digitally fix, edit, and improve your images
- Use photo editing software, as well as plug-ins, add-ons, and accessories
- Print high-quality photos or publish your work on the Web
- Catalog, organize, back up, and archive your images
About the Author
Jason R. Rich (www.jasonrich.com) is an accomplished professional photographer and the bestselling author of more than 45 books, including several travel guides featuring his photographs. He is a regular contributor to national magazines, websites, and major daily newspapers, including the New York Daily News.
Johor: 300 Early Postcards will present a series of postcard galleries showing various aspects of the Peninsular Malaysian state of Johor from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century, in particular the changing landscapes and townscapes. The book will be a richly informative visual guide to a formative period in Johor’s history. The postcards presented in the book will be drawn from the vast postcard collection of Dr Cheah Jin Seng, the author of Malaya: 500 Early Postcards, Penang: 500 Early Postcards, Perak: 300 Early Postcards, Selangor: 300 Early Postcards and Singapore: 500 Early Postcards.