Handbook of Photography

Handbook of Photography

Handbook of Photography

Handbook of Photography

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The literature on photography abounds with books devoted to the elementary or purely artistic phases of the subject. Few books are devoted to the serious aspects of the technique of the photographic process or to the scientific basis underlying photography and its applications, and most of these treat only of some restricted branch of photography.

This "Handbook of Photography" was born of the desire of the editors to possess for their own use a comprehensive, authoritative reference work on photography and its technical and scientific applications--a reference text having the directness, rigor, and authority which might be found, for example, in the various engineering handbooks.

A number of workers in the photographic field, selected for their specialized knowledge, have cooperated in the preparation of material for this handbook. The work of the editors has been largely that of planning, organizing, and editing the individual manuscripts for each chapter, as well as of organizing the book as a whole.

The editors wish to express their appreciation to Richard S. Morse of the Eastman Kodak Co. and to Dr. Charles J. Smalley for the critical reviewing of several manuscripts included in this volume. Several of the illustrations are reproduced through the courtesy of the Bausch and Lomb Optical Co., the Eastman Kodak Co., and Julius Springer.

K. H. B. D.

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