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Analog Photography: Reference Manual for Shooting Film (Paperback)
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Attracted by the image quality, the tactile joy of a finely made camera, and the affordable prices of vintage equipment, photographers around the world are rediscovering the joys of manual photography. This comprehensive guide to shooting film photography covers all the bases, from setting up a camera through film processing. In a convenient format, filled with diagrams, examples, and illustrations, Analog Photography is a portable reference tool for neophytes and experienced photographers alike. With an irresistible package inspired by the aesthetics of vintage user manuals, this is "a great-looking publication and a fantastic place from which to start, or rekindle, a journey into film photography" (Creative Review).
About the Author
Andrew Bellamy is a graphic designer and photographer who lives in New York, where he is design director of a leading global branding agency. He is active in the Type Directors Club and the International Society of Typographic Designers.
"[H]aving read it from cover to cover, I will hereby be officially recommending a copy of this book to every film photographer that I meet....It says on the cover "Reference manual for shooting film," and it most certainly is. The layout is easily accessible and engaging, with cross references on every page, a comprehensive index, and handy charts right at the back. The contents cover everything: from information about exposure and filters, to fundamental camera function, and beyond!"
- Film Shooters Collective
"Those intrigued by old-school photography have a special problem (as though finding a place to develop film weren't enough)-obtaining instructional guides that are not faded, rumpled, or filled with grainy images. With diagrams and closeup shots on camera parts, this reference book is clear, concise, and delightful."
- Creative Pro
"A book on photography with no color, not even inserts, is a design challenge that Andrew tackles brilliantly. His schematic illustrations are clear and easy to understand. I found the concepts to be visually explained better than many full-color diagrams found online and in print....There's no shortage of information on exposure, focus, and shutter speed. Camera illustrations along with definitions are simple and easy to understand; practically all knowledge is actionable and is a must-have for any serious photographer."
"This is a book about the beauty of analog photography and a celebration of all these breathtaking, magical cameras. It will connect these devices with a new generation of photographers, helping them not only fall in love with [their cameras] bust start using them again, with passion."
- Florian Kaps, founder, Polaroid Originals
"An absolute treat for anyone whose interests land at the intersection of cameras and design."
- Casual Photophile