Book: The Visual Dictionary of Photography
Publisher: Ava Publishing
Welcome to The Visual Dictionary of Photography, a book that provides clear definitions and illustrations of key terms and concepts encountered in photography, lens-based media and the wider visual arts.
This book gives straightforward explanations of some of the more confusing jargon of the digital era (such as tone mapping and colour spaces) and makes clear the real differences between often-confused terms such as DPI (dots per inch) and PPI (pixels per inch). It demystifies the language of photographic lighting and the studio in explaining terms such as 'gobo' and 'butterfly lighting' and offers a clear explanation of the relevance and techniques of the past such as sepia toning, the wet-plate collodion process and the cyanotype. The dictionary also provides clear and relevant definitions of units such as kelvin and mired.
The Visual Dictionary of Photography provides clear definitions of key terms and concepts, backed up by hundreds of illustrative examples. Covering practical terms such as Lens Hood and Sheet Film as well as movements and styles such as Pictorialism and the Photosecession, it deals with the terminology of both digital and traditional photography.