Photographic Possibilities by Robert Hirsch
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Photographic Possibilities
By Robert Hirsch

Photographic Possibilities

The Expressive Use of Equipment, Ideas, Materials, and Processes 3rd Revised edition

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Photographic Possibilities by Robert Hirsch

Book Description

Serious imagemakers have come to trust and depend on this resource of innovative, traditional, and alternative photographic processes to enhance their technical knowledge, create astonishing pictures, and raise their visual consciousness. This book offers new links between analog and digital photography by featuring clear, step-by-step instructions on topics ranging from making digital negatives, to using infrared film and toners, to alternative process techniques including salt prints, ambrotypes, kallitypes, Vandyke Brownprints, gumoil, gum bichromate, platinum and palladium processes, and more. This edition showcases the thought-provoking work of more than 140 international artists including Peter Beard, Dan Burkholder, Carl Chiarenza, Michael Kenna, Dinh Q. Le, Joe Mills, Andrea Modica, Bea Nettles, France Scully and Mark Osterman, Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison, Holly Roberts, Martha Rosler, Mike and Doug Starn, John Sexton, Brian Taylor, Jerry Uelsmann, and Joel Peter Witkin as well as other major and emerging talents. Image captions explain how each artist technically realized their vision and concept.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780240810133
ISBN-10: 0240810139
Format: Paperback
(276mm x 219mm x 20mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Focal Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Provides the instruction and building blocks necessary to create thought-provoking digitally based photographs. This book features numerous classroom-tested assignments and exercises from leading photographic educators to encourage you to critically explore and make images from the photographers' eye, an aesthetic point of view.

Seizing the Light by Robert Hirsch Seizing the Light, Paperback (January 2009)

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Author Biography - Robert Hirsch

Robert Hirsch is a photographer, writer, and the Director of Light Research ( His books include Seizing the Light: A History of Photography, Photographic Possibilities: The Expressive Use of Ideas, Materials, and Processes, and Exploring Color Photography. Hirsch is a former Associate Editor for Digital Camera (UK) and Photovision Magazine, and a contributor to Afterimage, exposure, Buffalo Spree, Fotophile, FYI, History of Photography, Ilford Photo Instructor Newsletter, and The Photo Review, as well as former Director of CEPA Gallery.

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