A Guide to Photographic Control
by Townsend Godsey (9781406766172)

A Guide to Photographic Control
Townsend Godsey
Release Date: 01 March 2007
Format: Paperback
Pages: 220
Category: Photography & Photographs
ISBN: 9781406766172
ISBN-10: 1406766178

Text extracted from opening pages of book: BY TOWNSEND GOOSEY FREE LANCE PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHIC CONTROL A Guide to PHOTOGRAPHIC CONTROL Townsend Godsey Director of Photography for Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri DUELL, SLOAN AND PEARCE NEW ORK MISSOURI $$ fLJBRAftt JEFFERSeltlTY, MISSOURI This book is dedicated to Bil and Pidge and Katye and their friends, in the hope that the information contained herein will enable them, better to partici pate in life through photography. A C K X O IF LEDGMENTS Due credit in the making of this book should go to my colleague Phil Hug, of the Photography Department of Stephens College, and to Professor Clifford C. Edom, of the School of Journalism at the Uni versity of Missouri, for helpful suggestions and criticism; to Robert Swan, of the Stephens College Art Department, for drawings; to the members of my Free Lance Photography class who served as photo graphic guinea pigs; and to my wife, Helen, without whose editorial help the manuscript would never have been readable. T. G. CONTENTS PREFACE: LIGHT IN THE DARKROOM xi INTRODUCTION xlx PART ONE: CONTROL THROUGH IDEA 3 The Photographic Concept Approach Subject Choice Development of Idea Idea Into Layout The Unity of Variety Visual Symbols Sym bolic Color The Final Choice. PART Two: CONTROL WHEN TAKING THE PICTURE 48 Some Properties of Light Refraction Light Around the World Choice of Film Camera Position as a Control Choice of Lens Choice of Lighting Key Lighting The Shape of Faces to Come Camera Presence Control Through Makeup About Exposure Filters The Expo sure Meter Hypersensitizers. PART THREE: CONTROL WHEN PROCESSING THE NEGATIVE 106 Control To Achieve Quality Desensitizers FilmDevelopment Film Developers Temperature Agitation Neutralizing Fixing Washing Drying Intensification and Reduction Dyeing Retouching. PART FOUR: CONTROL WHEN MAKING THE PRINT 134 About Enlargers Types of Enlargers Masking Diffusion Devices Texture Screens Exposure Control Focusing Distortion Control Choice of Paper Timing Darkroom Eyes Control of Development Developing Judging Print Qual ity Stop Baths for the Print Fixing Washing Drying Dressing Up the Print Tricks of the Trade Solarization. CONCLUSION 191 BIBLIOGRAPHY 192 INDEX 193 PREFACE LIGHT IN THE DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY is one of modern man's most vital forces of communi cation. It has taken three wars, an economic depression, and a strug gle for the conservation of our soil to awaken Americans to the idea that photography as a form of communication demands intelligent consideration. And the ability to make a good photograph may some day be a component of literacy tests. Photography is fundamentally a process of skill and discrimina tion. As such, all of the tools used to produce a good photograph are under the continual control of the photographer. Moreover, consist ently good photographic results are the product of consistent control. No photograph is good or bad except a photographer makes it so. The camera is merely a tool by means of which a photograph can be made. In contrast to a machine, which is automatic in action, a camera is dependent upon the skill of the operator. The basic func tion of a machine is without variety, while a tool can be manipu lated to produce in proportion to the degree of skill of the operator. Therefore the camera is a tool, used to take a photograph, and most of the subsequent photographicprocesses are under the constant con trol of the photographer. Techniques are not the end but are im portant means, since good and satisfactory photography is purely accidental without them. Mechanics of photography may be taught as an art or science sub ject, but photography requires a broader application than most art ists or art and science teachers are willing to give it. Photography xi A GUIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHIC CONTROL will not forever remain an undernourished stepchild. Give her time and opportunity to mature, help her to outgrow this adolescent puppy-love of the longh

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