The 7th edition of Langford's Advanced Photography brings this bestselling advanced guide right up to date, with Michael Langford's renowned level of technical detail now extended to cover all the latest in digital technology. Whether you are a serious enthusiast, a student or a training professional this book covers it all; from cameras, lenses, digital imaging sensors and films to insights into photography as an industry and how to manage accounts, charge for jobs and self promote to kick start your career. Genres are explored, from portraiture and photojournalism to aerial photography, and in-depth coverage of digital manipulation, film processing, colour theory, archiving and storage provide everything you need to know to extend your art into professional realms.

Key Features

A comprehensive guide to digital and film photography for the serious amateur, student or professional Fully updated to cover new digital technologies, workflow and methods from image manipulation to color management and archiving The ONLY comprehensive guide to photography at an advanced level


Photographers wishing to improve their techniques and approach to a more professional level. Students on photography courses. Technical staff training to work in commercial studios and labs. Serious enthusiasts who wish to learn more about the technical background to practical photography.

Table of Contents

Amateur and professional photography; Camera equipment; Choosing lenses; Colour in photography; Films – types and technical data; Imaging sensors; Lighting control; Tone control; Subjects; Digital imaging systems; Digital image manipulation; Film processing management and colour printing; Extending photography; Reproduction and archiving; Business Practice; Appendices: Optical calculations, Gamma and average gradient, Chemical formulae: health and safety, Lighting and safety, Batteries, Colour conversion filter chart, Ring around chart; Glossary.


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About the authors

Efthimia Bilissi

Lecturer in Image Science at The University of Westminster, UK. Previous Editor in Chief/Technical Editor on Fotografia and Imaging Pro magazines and winner of The Royal Photographic Society's Selwyn Award.

Michael Langford

Michael Langford, renowned author, teacher, and practitioner, is a legend because of his skill that balanced art and technique. He inspired and taught thousands. As Photography Course Director at the Royal College of Art, London, UK, his key involvement with photography courses and exams set the standard worldwide.