Written by an award-winning Life Magazine photographer.
out of 5
John A. Lind
out of 5
I would rate this just behind Ansel Adams' classic trilogy (The Camera, The Negative, and The Print). Written by Andreas Feininger, a former Life Magazine award winning photographer and published by Prentice-Hall (hardcover). You will likely have to find this book through a used dealer. It discusses everything from the science to the art. It contains more math detail than most books about how to compute various correction factors and other numbers for making the "science" of it all work for you in creating the "art."
What I like best about it, and why it sits on my shelf next to two of Adams' trilogy is it starts from the basics and works to the advanced. It also has page references in the margins for related or referenced topics elsewhere in the book. This means you can leap through the book charting your own path, and are not bound to the sequence laid out by the author, Feininger. I recommend this book to anyone who seriously pursues photography.