Reflecting new technology throughout, this text is a complete study of photography, covering material for basic photography classes, as well as many advanced topics. It features an extensive collection of well-known photographs by photographers from different fields. It also contains high-quality demo photographs that illustrate photographic techniques discussed in the text. This edition contains a new opening chapter, "Getting started", that leads readers through the basic steps of making photographs, a new chapter on digital imaging, new interviews in "Photographers at work" sections, new photographs and updated technical information. The "What went wrong" trouble-shooting section, examining common problems and outlining procedures on how to fix them, makes technical concepts easy to understand. There is a greater selection of photo-journalism at work, with a stronger focus on multiculturalism.