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The Print (Ansel Adams Photography #3)

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The technical information is clear and concise, starting with deisinging and euqipping a darkroom and continues through making the first print, ending with all sorts of professional tips and tricks for achieving that special image.
Paperback, 203 pages
Published June 1st 1995 by Little, Brown and Company (first published January 1st 1968)
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Zanna
Nov 02, 2013 Zanna rated it really liked it
Shelves: art, photography
Adams' reputation as the greatest print-maker in North American photography must be partly due to his absolute perfectionism in the craft. I never had the patience to work with such care...

These books are comprehensive, logically ordered, clearly written in plain English, and surprisingly interesting and inspiring. In the days of digital domination this one stands as documentary of a vanishing art form, far more difficult to learn, and finally far less flexible, than mastery of photo editing sof
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Kenneth
Oct 21, 2008 Kenneth rated it really liked it
A detailed technical book on printing photographs pre-digital with wet chemicals. It reminded me of printing photographs in friends houses and the excitement of seeing photographs slowly appear on the paper. I only did it at a very simple level. It was wonderfully messy and smelly too. A lot of the issues discussed by Adams are as relevant in digital printing today as they were when Ansel Adams was using silver halide processes.
Gwen
Oct 12, 2007 Gwen rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: serious photography enthusiast
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This book covers what happens in the dark room. This really is my favorite part personally so I'm going to be totally biased, I'm going to say that up front. Printing is the best part because you can do whatever you want with the negative that you took and to be honest, I think that Adams is rather boring with his advice in this book.

It's a good ground work for setting up the basics for doing black and white printing. If you want to learn to recrate an Ansel Adams print in your own dark room, th
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Robert Taylor
Jul 19, 2014 Robert Taylor rated it it was amazing
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I find the information in these three books are still useful for processing in the digital age. If you are willing to take the content for what it was intended you can directly apply it to digital processing techniques. Great books!
Dan Harris
Apr 25, 2016 Dan Harris rated it really liked it
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Ansel adams in this book goes quite deep into the print making process. I do not recommend reading this book before you have read the previous 2 in there series (as I did). Because in the first two he helps you to understand and develop the system he uses to make photographs and subsequently, prints. So he alludes to certain facets of information from the previous 2 books. Nonetheless, if you have read the previous 2, there are detailed instructions, diagrams, examples, and formulas to perfectin ...more
James Eckman
Jan 22, 2016 James Eckman rated it it was ok
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I'm probably never going back to film, so this is obsolete for me.
Steve
Jun 25, 2013 Steve rated it liked it
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Some good info but a lot at is no longer relevant to me as I no longer develop prints using chemicals.
Ben Olson
Sep 21, 2008 Ben Olson rated it it was amazing
Great timeless information from the master of printing.
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Ansel Adams...absolutely beautiful.
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Ansel got bit so hard.
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A great reference.
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Though wilderness and the environment were his grand passions, photography was his calling, his metier, his raison d'etre.

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Ansel Adams Photography (3 books)
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