“Those who attain to any excellence commonly spend life in some single pursuit, for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.” Dr. Samuel Johnson (1707–1784).

The widespread acceptance of digital photography necessitates a rethinking about how beginning college-level photography courses are structured and taught. With this in mind, Light & Lens has been designed from the ground-up with a fresh attitude about teaching introductory photographic imaging. Light & Lens meets challenges of this transitional time by clearly and concisely stressing the fundamental, “forever” aesthetic and technical building blocks necessary to create thought provoking digitally based photographs. The methodology is practical, explaining how theoretical ...

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