Andrew Bellamy is a graphic designer and photographer who lives in New York, where he is design director of a leading global branding agency. He is active in the Type Directors Club and the International Society of Typographic Designers.
"Those intrigued by old-school photography have a special problem
(as though finding a place to develop film weren't
enough)-obtaining instructional guides that are not faded, rumpled,
or filled with grainy images. With diagrams and closeup shots on
camera parts, this reference book is clear, concise, and
- Creative Pro
"A book on photography with no color, not even inserts, is a design challenge that Andrew tackles brilliantly. His schematic illustrations are clear and easy to understand. I found the concepts to be visually explained better than many full-color diagrams found online and in print....There's no shortage of information on exposure, focus, and shutter speed. Camera illustrations along with definitions are simple and easy to understand; practically all knowledge is actionable and is a must-have for any serious photographer."
"[H]aving read it from cover to cover, I will hereby be officially recommending a copy of this book to every film photographer that I meet....It says on the cover "Reference manual for shooting film," and it most certainly is. The layout is easily accessible and engaging, with cross references on every page, a comprehensive index, and handy charts right at the back. The contents cover everything: from information about exposure and filters, to fundamental camera function, and beyond!"
- Film Shooters Collective
"An absolute treat for anyone whose interests land at the intersection of cameras and design."
- Casual Photophile
"This is a book about the beauty of analog photography and a celebration of all these breathtaking, magical cameras. It will connect these devices with a new generation of photographers, helping them not only fall in love with [their cameras] bust start using them again, with passion."
- Florian Kaps, founder, Polaroid Originals