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Recently published by Compass books, a Persian translation of my Basics Photography: Exposure. Full details here. As with the other unauthorised Farsi editions, layout and photographs have been reworked for the Iranian market – though I’m assured my text is largely as originally written.  Translation again is by Ehsan Ghanbarifard; the editor being Esmaeil Abbasi.IMG_20160502_055202.jpg

I’m pleased to see a review of  my latest book Photography Exposure in the prestigious US Library Journal.

photo-exposure-032316.jpgPräkel, David. Photography Exposure. 2d ed. Fairchild: Bloomsbury. (Basics Photography). 2016. 184p. illus. index. ISBN 9781472590916. pap. $39.95. ART INSTRUCTION

Serious hobbyists and aspiring professional photographers will appreciate the depth that Präkel delves into here in this compact guide to exposure. The author, an experienced photographer, provides readers with prodigious details about operating the manual settings of either their digital or film cameras, which allows for greater creative control. This practice can help readers understand the technique well enough to use their camera’s automatic functions better, too. A chapter on theory kicks off the guide, explaining what makes a good exposure and discussing light itself. Sections thereafter cover shutter speed and time, aperture and depth of field, light meters, and dynamic range. Each supplies a short exercise to experience these concepts firsthand. Successful photographs as well as charts and illustrations augment the intelligent text, rich in scientific and quantitative explanations, on crisply laid out pages.

VERDICT Intermediate and advanced photographers can use this guide to take their work to the next level.

9781472590916The second edition of my book on photographic exposure was published yesterday by Bloomsbury as Photography: Exposure in the Basics Photography series under the Fairchild imprint. A slight change of name there. Full details are available through the Bloomsbury website here. The book is available in both paperback (ISBN 978-1-4725-9091-6) and PDF eBook format (ISBN 978-1-4725-9090-9).

Content has been thoroughly refreshed with new imagery, four new exercises and case studies on the light meter, the camera shutter, depth of field preview and spot metering. I’m especially pleased to have my set of Whole/Half/Third stop rulers in print – past students will be familiar!

23330420-1_u_2I was unaware that Composition 摄影构图 2版 Basics Photography: Composition 2nd Edition had already been published over a year ago in Chinese. Published by the China Youth Press it has ISBN 978-7-5153-1849-3. Again thanks to all the origial contributors – I’m proud to have this book available to such a large readership but from some of the reviews on amazon.cn it seems the translation is not the best, which is a great shame.

9781472590916Though I’m still waiting to see the final proofs, Bloomsbury has now announced the availability of the second edition of Basics Photography: Exposure which is now to be called Photography Exposure. Full details are available through the Bloomsbury website here. The book will be published in paperback (ISBN 978-1-4725-9091-6) and in PDF eBook format (ISBN 978-1-4725-9090-9).

I’m delighted to have one of Olgeir Andresson’s Northern Lights images on the cover. Content has been thoroughly refreshed with new imagery, four new exercises and case studies on the light meter, the camera shutter, depth of field preview and spot metering.

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Recently published by Compass books, a Persian translation of my Basics Photography: Composition. Full details here. Again the layout and some photographs have been reworked for the Iranian market – though I’m assured the text remains as originally written.  Translation is by Ismail Abbasi and Ehsan Ghanbarifard. I understand a Farsi version of Basics Photography: Exposure is in the pipeline.

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