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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I read as much as I could and had to give up. In his accessible style, Barnbaum presents how-to techniques for both traditional and digital approaches.

An Approach to Personal Expression originally published inwhich has often been described as the most readable, understandable, and complete textbook on photography. Aug 23, Tonino Filipovic rated it it was amazing.

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. Brice top of that, there are down-and-dirty lessons on the technical side of off. After working for several years as a mathematical analyst and computer programmer for missile guidance systems, he abruptly left the field and turned to photography.

Mar 19, Nicholas Doyle rated it liked it.

The Art of Photography…An Approach to Personal Expression

I was very impressed with the discussion about the professional limit imposed on creativity by obtuse editors, curators, and reviewers. The Interwebs and libraries are abound in material describing techniques.

Where were I ar this book all these years? An Approach to Personal Expression.


The Art of Photography: I thought of writing review for this book when I finish the initial chapters on “art side” of photography. Printing Traditionally from an Internegative Option 2: By far the best book on photography as an art, that I came across so far.

Bruce is a frequent contributor to at photography magazines. The middle chapters are concerened entirely with the Zone System, film delveloping and printing, and framing techniques.

One very important subject is well described in this book, that is Zone system. Bruce Barnbaum is recognized as one of the world s finest photographers as well as an banrbaum instructor.

Yet he goes well beyond the technical as he delves deeply into the philosophical, expressive, and creative aspects of photography. This latest incarnation of his textbook, which has evolved, grown, and been refined over the past 35 years, will prove to be an ongoing, invaluable photographic reference for years to come.

It is both a textbook on photography and a magnificently designed and printed photographic art book. I skimmed over pages before getting back to the creative stuff. Announcing a reduced price for remaining btuce of the acclaimed 1st edition bruuce Book Description This is an updated and newly revised edition of the classic book The Art of Photography originally published inwhich has often been described as the most readable, understandable, and complete textbook on photography.

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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 for ten garnbaum and looking for new techniques and ideas. With well over beautiful photographic illustrations in both black-and-white and color, as well as numerous charts, graphs, and tables, this book presents the world of photography to beginner, intermediate, and advanced photographers seeking to make a barbbaum statement through the medium of photography.


While I don’t necessarily agree with certain Bruce’s views e. View table of contents. He understands light to an extent photogrwphy found, and combines this understanding with a mastery of composition, applying his knowledge to an extraordinarily wide range of subject matter.

I’m still going to give it 5 stars because it’s one of the best photography books I’ve ever read on the artistic side of photography.

I’d already read through Ansel Adams’ “The Negative” and “The Print”, so I felt no need to go through another lesson in picking developing fluids. Nov 11, Sam Shingleton rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the best book on the art of photography I’ve read. An Approach brucw Personal Expression Yet he goes well beyond the technical, as he delves deeply into the philosophical, expressive, and creative aspects of photography so often avoided in other books.

Mar 29, James rated it it was amazing. In eighteen chapters, the book covers much ground. Some of these methods will be unknown to digital-only photographers.

The Art of Photography

You won’t be able to put it down. Baenbaum product is already in the wishlist! Chapter 11 introduces digital photography as a complement to its film counterpart.