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Theatre & Stage Photography: A Guide to Capturing Images of Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Other Performance Events

William Kenyon (Associate Professor, Head of Lighting Design, School of Theatre Penn State University)

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Routledge
15 February 2018
Special kinds of photography; Theatre Studies; Dance & Performing arts
Documenting theatrical and stage events under the often dramatic lighting designed for the production provides a number of specific photographic challenges, and is unlike most every other branch of photography. Theatre & Stage Photography provides an overview of basic photography as it applies to available-light situations, and will move both basic and experienced photographers through the process of accurately capturing both the production process and the resultant performance.
By:   William Kenyon (Associate Professor Head of Lighting Design School of Theatre Penn State University)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 229mm, 
Weight:   726g
ISBN:   9781138236271
ISBN 10:   1138236276
Pages:   222
Publication Date:   15 February 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
List of Images and Tables Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: An Overview of Basic Photography Chapter 2: Camera Focus and Autofocus Settings Chapter 3: The Camera Meter and How a Digital Camera Perceives Light Chapter 4: The Primary Settings Chapter 5: Aperture Chapter 6: Shutter Speed Chapter 7: Film Speed Chapter 8: White Balance Chapter 9: Framing Your Shots Chapter 10: The Secondary Settings Chapter 11: Meter Priority Chapter 12: EV Compensation Chapter 13: Auto-Bracketing Chapter 14: Digital File Formats Chapter 15: Practices for Documenting Process versus Product Chapter 16: Practices for Running a Photo-Call Chapter 17: Photography of Other Types of Performances Chapter 18: Digital Photo Manipulation and Presentation Chapter 19: Best Practices for Photographers Glossary of Terms Appendix: List of Print and Internet Reference Materials About the Author Index

William C. Kenyon serves as head of the Lighting Design Program in the School of Theatre at Penn State University. An active professional designer, William has designed more than 150 plays, operas, and dances, along with over a dozen national and international tour seasons with several theatre and dance companies. William has been involved in Native American theatre and dance for more than 15 years, serving as resident lighting designer for the American Indian Dance Theatre, and was involved in the complete reimagining of Unto These Hills, a massive outdoor spectacle celebrating the history of the Cherokee. Prior to Penn State, William taught lighting and sound design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. William received his BFA from the University of Connecticut, and his MFA from Brandeis University in Massachussetts. William is very involved with OISTAT's Education Commission (Organisation Internationale des Scenographes, Techniciens et Architectes de Theatre), after having served two terms as Commissioner for Education for USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology). He is also a member of USITT, OISTAT, IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers), IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America), and USAA (United Scenic Artists of America) Local #829 in the areas of lighting and sound design. When not on tour or in tech, William is working on climbing the highest point in each US state. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Jenny, a costume and scenic designer and forensic artist, and his daughter, Delaney, who is a designer, martial artist, and world traveler.

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