Back in the days, photography involved as much creativity as it did engineering. With film processing and setting the right aperture and shutter speed, to the position of lights. This visual manual by Phil Davis gives a detailed look at how to craft good photographs — from the theory of light to the right equipment and beyond.

Exposure correction spread looks much like a Math class


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Published by W.C. Brown Co. in 1983
366 pages
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