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The Art of Photography. 2 reviews. by Bruce Barnbaum. Publisher: Rocky Nook. Release Date: November ISBN: View table of contents. Announcing a reduced price for remaining copies of the acclaimed 1st edition of: “The Art of Photography an Approach to Personal Expression”. Bruce’s. Bruce Barnbaum · Home · About · Workshops · Books · Essay. prev / next. Back to Home. 0. Abstracts. BasinMtn.

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See 2 questions about The Art of Photography…. My method of making contact proofs Myth 6: After working for several years as a mathematical analyst and computer programmer for missile guidance systems, phktography abruptly left the field and turned to photography.

This newest incarnation of his book, which has evolved over the past 35 years, will prove to be an invaluable photographic reference for years to come. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

I love the author’s stand on composition rules, too. Dec 15, Kai Pak rated it it was amazing. Don’t buy this book if: I’m giving it three stars only because film photographers will find this a must have and like I said, the images are beautiful The rest of us will find something more relevant to modern photography.


Bruce has been an active environmental advocate for more than three decades, both independently and through his involvement and leadership with organizations such as the Sierra Club, the National Audubon Society, the Stillaguamish Citizens’ Alliance, Friends of Washington, and the North Cascades Conservation Council.

The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression by Bruce Barnbaum

Arrt Looking and Seeing Step 2: Share your thoughts with other customers. Bruce is not just pontificating; he tells us his logic and often argues the opposite of his final viewpoint, as any critical thinker should. In any case, it is wonderful that the author is ready to comment on stellar examples of his own work.

Envisioning the Final Print Step 4: Learn more about Amazon Prime. This book almost immediately made me a true artist who can now consistently and deliberately create barnbaun exact message I want to communicate. All contact proof prints of negatives should be made at the same exposure. In summary, I have purchased probably 20 photo guides over the past five years, but if I could only keep one, this would be it!

The illustrations include some of his best known imagery, as well as many new images never previously published or displayed. I’d recomment it to every photographer whether it has been a month since you got your camera and you want to learn the basics or you’re been shooting fo My first book to read in and once abrnbaum got between my hands all I thought of is: The best book on photography as an approach to personal expression that I have seen.


I liked the sections about art more than those about technique, which I find too narrowly boxed in the Zone System. It is both a textbook on photography and a magnificently designed and printed photographic art book.

The Art of PhotographyAn Approach to Personal Expression — Bruce Barnbaum

Through his workshops, articles, lectures, books, and innovative photography, Bruce has become a well-known and highly-respected photographer, educator, and pioneer. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I skimmed over pages before getting back to the o stuff.

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I enjoyed very much the analysis of many things creative and technical regarding film photography. I found that the creative aspects of the book were really good and inspiring, but the technical aspects of the book seemed a bit too focused on traditional techniques, specifically with film, and even some of the digital content seemed a bit dated despite its relatively recent publishing date.