Science for the Curious Photographer
While there are many books that teach the “how-to” of photography, Science for the Curious Photographer is a book for those who also want to understand how photography works. Beginning with an introduction to the history and science of photography, Charles S. Johnson, Jr. addresses questions about the principles of photography, such as why a camera needs a lens, how lenses work, and why modern lenses are so complicated.
Addressing the complex aspects of digital photography, the book discusses color management, resolution, “noise” in images, and the limits of human perception. The creation and appreciation of art in photography is discussed from the standpoint of modern cognitive science.
A crucial read ...