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Langford's Basic Photography, 10th Edition by Richard Sawdon Smith, Anna Fox

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Chapter One What is Photography?

"What is photography?" may sound Like an easy question to answer but the potential replies could fill this book alone, especially when we consider all the digital alternatives that have transformed photography since this book was first published in 1965. In fact, in answer to this question the photographer Mishka Henner published a book (2010) called Photography Is. The book has no photographs but contains three thousand quotations edited down from 15.3 million hits when he searched online with the phrase "Photography is ...." The fact that photography can mean different things to different people is part of its ...

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