Science for the Curious Photographer: An Introduction to the Science of Photography (Hardcover)

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Science for the Curious Photographer: An Introduction to the Science of Photography (Hardcover)

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While there are many books that teach the "how-to" of photography, Science for the Curious Photographer is a book for those who also want to understand how photography works. Beginning with an introduction to the history and science of photography, Charles S. Johnson, Jr. addresses questions about the principles of photography, such as why a camera needs a lens, how lenses work, and why modern lenses are so complicated.

Addressing the complex aspects of digital photography, the book discusses color management, resolution, "noise" in images, and the limits of human perception. The creation and appreciation of art in photography is discussed from the standpoint of modern cognitive science.

A crucial read for those seeking the scientific context to photographic practice, this second edition has been comprehensively updated, including discussion of DSLRs, mirror-less cameras, and a new chapter on the limits of human vision and perception.

Charles S. Johnson, Jr. taught chemistry at Yale University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He now uses his scientific background to research and write about the science behind photography. In 2010 he published Science for the Curious Photographer.
Product Details ISBN: 9780415793223
ISBN-10: 041579322X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 1st, 2017
Pages: 304
Language: English