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Use all A* codes for: specialist and general adult titles, including both highly illustrated and more text-based works. For a hobby or recreational approach, prefer a WF* code as the main subject and supplement with A* code(s) where appropriate. Use all A* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers as appropriate, in particular STYLE 6*, plus PLACE 1* and TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers
|AJ||Photography and photographs|
Use for: works that are or are about collections or curated selections of photos usually with a common theme or principle or representing the collection of a museum, gallery, agency or collector. Use with: AG* codes for specific treatments or subjects or other codes indicating the theme as appropriate.
See also: WQP Places in old photographs
|AJF||Photojournalism and documentary photography
Class here: photographic reportage, social documentary and street photography, event and celebrity photography.
See also: DNP Reportage, journalism or collected columns
|AJT||Photographic equipment and techniques: general
Class here: cameras, lenses, lighting, film, flash, darkroom techniques and photo processing, retouching and digital manipulation, principles of colour, composition, black and white etc.
See also: UGP Photo and image editing
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