The perfect companion while in the field or in the lab, PHOTOGRAPHY: THE CONCISE GUIDE provides a straightforward, comprehensive introduction to photography for the film and digital photographer. From "seeing" and composing the shot to applying special techniques, developing the film and working in Photoshop, this information-packed book covers everything you need to know to become a successful black-and-white and/or color photographer. Fully revised and updated to cover all new camera formats, including the latest digital technology, this book is all you need to get started. Step-by-step photo sequences and concise discussions show you how to execute photography processes and special techniques using actual equipment and materials. A full chapter on troubleshooting provides help when you need it. Numerous high-quality, full-color and duotone reproductions of works by well-known photographers such as Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, and Diane Arbus offer inspiration and guidance. The history of photography chapter addresses technical, functional, and aesthetic issues, from the first photographs to the evolution of modern film processes and today's social landscape.