Introduction to Photographic Principles Author:Lewis Larmore In this age of astronauts and cosmonauts, photography assumes daily an ever more significant role in man's scientific advances. Now more than ever, there is a need to integrate high school and college courses in photography with science curricula - to provide photography students with the necessary back-ground in physics and chemistry and to... more » acquaint science students with the photographic principles that will be of such tremendous importance in their future work.
Now thoroughly revised and corrected to take into account the latest developments in the field. Larmore's "Introduction to Photographic Principles" servers as the ideal handbook for basic high school or college courses in photography. No other photography text available explains all the theory and principles as clearly, concisely, and thoroughly as this one does. The chemistry of photography (how light-sensitive material retains an image and how this image is converted from a negative to a positive) and the physics of photography (the methods of image formation and exposure control) are made clear even to those with no prior knowledge of chemistry and physics. The student does need trigonometry, however, to understand the derivations associated with lenses. Every aspect of the subject is covered: cameras, lenses, image brightness, films, exposure, filters, sensitometry, development, printing, color, photographic optics.
Among the specific topics the author covers are: properties of light, magnification, the double convex lens and concave lenses, halation and irradiation, film speeds, exposure meters, estimating exposure, monochromatic and polarizing filters, correct exposure, sensitometers and densitometers, monobath solutions, rapid processing, printing emulsions, enlarging, washing and drying prints, toning, lens aberrations, color addition and subtraction, color separation negatives, and many, many more.
Diagrams, charts, tables, and photographs throughout illustrate the various principles described. An extremely useful feature of the book for both home and classroom study is the inclusion of study problems at chapter ends as well as a separate section of 15 experiments that can be performed easily in a small darkroom with limited facilities. Anyone seriously interested in photography -- amateur or pro -- will find this an extremely valuable aid.« less