Überblick:Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Bruce Barnbaum of Granite Falls WA began photography as a hobbyist in the 1960s and after four and a half decades it is still his hobby. Photography has also been his lifes work for the past 45 years.Bruces educational background includes Bachelors and Masters degrees in mathematics from UCLA. After working for several years as a mathematical analyst and computer programmer for missile guidance systems he abruptly left the field and turned to photography.Bruce is recognized as one of the finest darkroom printers on this planet for his exceptional black-and-white work. He understands light to an extent rarely found and combines this understanding with mastery of composition applying his knowledge to an extraordinarily wide range of subject matter.Bruce has authored several books that have become classics. The first edition of The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression was released in 2010 by Rocky Nook. After having sold over 100000 copies it is now in its revised second edition. This book became an instant bestseller and is sure to remain a classic for years to come.The Essence of Photography released in 2015 is now in its second printing. This non-technical book delves deeply into the heart of turning photography from an instrument of recording images to one of making artistic personal statements; progressing from the scene you encountered to how you feel about the scene you encountered and then onto how to express that feeling to others.Bruces two Tone Poems books are a collaboration of photography and accompanying music. On musical CDs packaged with each book pianist Judith Cohenperforming solos as well as with other musicians in duets and triosmatches the mood of the imagery found in each book with carefully chosen classical music. Book 1 contains 90 black-and-white images; Book 2 delivers another 91 images. These books which were magnificently printed in Italy come in large 12?x12? format.Bruces Plateaus and Canyons is an all-color book that displays the wonders of the Colorado Plateau of Northern Arizona and Southern Utah with its varied plateaus canyons and unique slit canyons.Bruce has been an active environmental advocate for more than four decades both independently and through his involvement and leadership with organizations such as the Sierra Club the National Audubon Society the Mountain Loop Conservancy Futurewise and the North Cascades Conservation Council.