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Behind the image : research in photography

Author: Anna Fox; Natasha Caruana
Publisher: Lausanne, Switzerland : AVA Academia, 2012.
Series: Basics creative photography, 03.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
'Research Methods' is a lively exploration of how to undertake research. It brings together a wide range of different approaches and invites learners to consider innovative approaches to the way they work.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Fox; Natasha Caruana
ISBN: 9782940411665 2940411662
OCLC Number: 785672496
Description: 168 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: What is research in photography?Planning: A research proposal; Being informed: History; Being informed: Practice; Being informed: TheoryCase study 1: AberfanActivity 1: Recording ideasDeveloping ideas through research: Where to do background research?; The Internet; Archives; Other interactive forms of research; How research informs practiceCase study 2: FloraActivity 2: An illustrated storyPractice as research: What to do and why; Studios; Street photography; Style, genre, medium and technique; Post production; Applying research to practice; Editing; Evaluation as part of the research process; Making judgementsCase study 3: Helen GoodinActivity 3: Pioneers of photographyCompiling your research: Keeping a workbooks/sketchbook; Blogging; Storing your archiveCase study 4: Putting OnActivity 4: Start your own blogResearch and practice: Testing the relevance of what you are doing; Audience and context; Revisiting past research; Thinking time; Modifying a plan; Final productionCase study 5: Clare StrandActivity 5: Context and meaningThe impact of research: The bigger picture: Reflection; Photographers' archives; Putting research into contextCase study 6: Hashem el MadaniActivity 6: BookletConclusionGlossaryBibliography and webographyIndexPicture creditsAcknowledgementsWorking with ethics
Series Title: Basics creative photography, 03.
Responsibility: Anna Fox, Natasha Caruana.


The third book in AVA's Basics Creative Photography series, Behind the Image: Research in photography is a unique resource for the modern photographer. Professionals, students and enthusiasts alike  Read more...


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