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Author Beil, Kim, author.

Title Good pictures : a history of popular photography / Kim Beil
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2020
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Contents Cover -- Contents -- How To: An Introduction to Good Photography -- PART I: 1839-1860 -- 1 The American Process -- 2 Portrait Props and Poses -- 3 Hand Painting -- 4 Crayons and Vignettes -- 5 Intensifying Negatives -- 6 Cloudy Skies -- 7 Solar Enlarging -- PART II: 1861-1900 -- 8 Foreground Interest -- 9 Stereoscopic Depth -- 10 Tintype Types -- 11 The Rembrandt Effect -- 12 Retouching Cabinet Cards -- 13 Photomicrographs -- 14 Permanent Carbon Prints -- 15 Instantaneous Photographs -- 16 Magnesium Flash -- 17 The Kodak -- PART III: 1901-1929 -- 18 Figures in the Landscape
19 Wildlife Photography -- 20 Painterly Photographs -- 21 Soft Focus -- 22 Straight Photography -- 23 Night Photography -- 24 Panchromatic -- 25 Candids -- PART IV: 1930-1965 -- 26 New Angles -- 27 Modernistic Compositions -- 28 Hollywood Glamour -- 29 Distracting Color -- 30 Television Pictures -- 31 Motion Blur -- 32 Contact Sheets -- 33 Graininess -- PART V: 1966-1995 -- 34 Lens Flare -- 35 Full-Frame Prints -- 36 Close-Cropped Portraits -- 37 Polaroid Manipulations -- 38 Sepia -- 39 Fish-Eye -- 40 Golden Hour -- 41 Cross-Processing -- 42 Boke -- PART VI: 1996-2019 -- 43 On-Camera Flash
44 Squares -- 45 Food -- 46 Selfie -- 47 Desaturated -- 48 Ruin Porn -- 49 Drone Photography -- 50 Digital Filters -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Further Reading -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Summary "This richly illustrated and highly readable book offers a history of changing trends in amateur and commercial photography from the medium's invention until the present day"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Aesthetics.
Photography -- Philosophy.
Photography -- Social aspects -- History
Aesthetics.
Photography -- Philosophy.
Photography -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019051252
ISBN 1503612325
9781503612327