Category: Books

Thursday, March 23, 2017

East London at Dawn

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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Husband and wife team Anthony Epes and Diana Bird are marking the launch of their new book, East London at Dawn. "The project is inspired by many other books and projects Anthony has done on cities at sunrise, including a book on London at Dawn,  as well as Havana, Paris, Istanbul, Venice etc," Diana says. Anthony connects us to the atmosphere of sunrise in the city and takes us on a unique exploration of the places in East London that fascinate him. From the stark brutalist architecture of the Balfour Tower, to the misty banks of the Thames with Canary Wharf rising up in the background, to the vibrant edgy street art that appears and disappears at random, to the imprint of new communities, foods and cultures that make up this ever-changing part of London. Limited to 1,000 copies, the 80-page hardback will be available from 29th March, priced at £35.

Husband and wife team Anthony Epes and Diana Bird are marking the launch of their new book, East London at Dawn. "The project is inspired by many other books and projects Anthony has done on cities at sunrise, including a book on London at Dawn,  as well as Havana,...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Complete Photography

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Complete Photography: Understand Cameras to Take, Edit and Share Better Photos by Chris Gatchum is a new title from Ilex Press. Focused on improving pictures, this book offers clear explanations in everyday language, and carefully selected examples to illustrate every point. Readers can learn how to compose a shot for visual impact, focus it to attract the viewer’s eye, and expose it so every detail is captured. Available from 9th March, the 400-page paperback is priced at £16.99.

Complete Photography: Understand Cameras to Take, Edit and Share Better Photos by Chris Gatchum is a new title from Ilex Press. Focused on improving pictures, this book offers clear explanations in everyday language, and carefully selected examples to illustrate every point. Readers can learn how to compose a shot for...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Exploring Ultraviolet Photography

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Exploring Ultraviolet Photography: Bee Vision, Forensic Imaging, and Other Near Ultraviolet Adventures with Your DSLR by David Prutchi is a new title from Amherst Media. In this book, the author shows readers how to select equipment that allows them to capture otherworldly ultraviolet images. Readers will learn how to use filters that block visible light and prevent infrared light leaks and will discover how complementing or overpowering sunlight with artificial UV light sources can help them create more powerful photographs. The 128-page paperback will go on sale on 25th February, priced at £33.99

Exploring Ultraviolet Photography: Bee Vision, Forensic Imaging, and Other Near Ultraviolet Adventures with Your DSLR by David Prutchi is a new title from Amherst Media. In this book, the author shows readers how to select equipment that allows them to capture otherworldly ultraviolet images. Readers will learn how to use...

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 V

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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White Knight Press has just released the Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 V. This publication, by Alexander White, is a complete guide to the operation of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V camera. Using a tutorial-like approach, the book shows beginning and intermediate photographers how to take still images and record video with the RX100 V, and explains when and why to use the camera’s many features. Featuring nearly 500 colour photographs that illustrate the camera’s controls, display screens, and menus, the 246-page volume provides details about the camera’s automatic and advanced shooting modes as well as its menu options for shooting, playback, setup, and using Wi-Fi connections with in-camera apps. Additionally, the book provides detailed information about recording 4K video to an external video recorder using the “clean” video output from the camera’s HDMI port. The paperback version is available now for $24.95/£21.95. The book is also available in PDF format and in downloadable versions for Kindle, Nook and iPad.

White Knight Press has just released the Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 V. This publication, by Alexander White, is a complete guide to the operation of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V camera. Using a tutorial-like approach, the book shows beginning and intermediate photographers how to take still...

Friday, August 12, 2016

Chris Steele-Perkins: The Teds

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books, Events, Photographers
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The Teds, a series of photographs by Chris Steele-Perkins, will be exhibited in the UK for the first time in nearly 40 years at Magnum Print Room, London, from 21 September – 28 October 2016. Iconic vintage prints from Steele-Perkins’ series documenting the uniquely British youth culture of the Teds will be shown alongside eight previously unseen photographs from his archive, and a platinum print of the cover image from his landmark book, The Teds, first published in 1979. The exhibition will coincide with the launch of a new, re-designed version of this book by Dewi Lewis (£25).

The Teds, a series of photographs by Chris Steele-Perkins, will be exhibited in the UK for the first time in nearly 40 years at Magnum Print Room, London, from 21 September – 28 October 2016. Iconic vintage prints from Steele-Perkins’ series documenting the uniquely British youth culture of the Teds will be shown...

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Matt Stuart: All That Life Can Afford

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books, Events
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“All that Life can Afford” is a new solo show featuring the photography of street photographer Matt Stuart. Hosted by East London's theprintspace gallery, the free-to-attend “All that Life can Afford” exhibition features images selected from Stuart’s extensive archive of photos, captured during the 20 years he’s been shooting in the genre. His pictures are full of clever juxtapositions of comedy, wit, and masterfully timed moments, cutting through the urban noise, ebbs and flows of human traffic to reveal witty, tender, magical moments which are gone as quickly as they appeared. The exhibition, which runs from 19th – 26th August, is accompanied by Matt’s first book : All That Life Can Afford (£30), published February 2016 by the Plague Press.

“All that Life can Afford” is a new solo show featuring the photography of street photographer Matt Stuart. Hosted by East London's theprintspace gallery, the free-to-attend “All that Life can Afford” exhibition features images selected from Stuart’s extensive archive of photos, captured during...

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Terence Donovan: Portraits

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Terence Donovan: Portraits is a new title from Damiani - the first book dedicated to the portraiture of legendary British photographer Terence Donovan. Along with his iconic portraits, this book features unseen work from Donovan’s archive, never previously published or exhibited. It also reproduces magazine spreads, contact sheets and pages from diaries -- rare ephemera that provide a unique insight into Donovan’s working practice. The 176-page hardcover is priced at €45 / $50.

Terence Donovan: Portraits is a new title from Damiani - the first book dedicated to the portraiture of legendary British photographer Terence Donovan. Along with his iconic portraits, this book features unseen work from Donovan’s archive, never previously published or exhibited. It also reproduces magazine spreads, contact sheets...

Friday, July 22, 2016

Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10 III

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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White Knight Press have released their newest camera guide book, Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10 III. This publication, by Alexander S. White, is a complete guide to the operation of the Sony RX10 III. The book covers all of the features that are new for this model, including its high-quality zoom lens with an optical reach of 600mm; its Zoom Assist feature, which lets a photographer instantly pull back the zoom lens for a wide view before zooming back to a telephoto shot; and its additional controls, including a Focus Hold button on the side of the lens and a third Custom button, which is available for programming by the user. In three appendices, the book discusses accessories for the RX10 III, including cases, power sources, remote controls, microphones and external flash units, and includes a list of websites and other resources for further information. The book is available now for $9.99 in ebook formats or for $24.95 in a paperback edition.

White Knight Press have released their newest camera guide book, Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10 III. This publication, by Alexander S. White, is a complete guide to the operation of the Sony RX10 III. The book covers all of the features that are new for this model,...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Henry Carroll: Use This if You Want to Take Great Photographs

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Use This if You Want to Take Great Photographs by Henry Carroll, a new title from Laurence King Publishing, is due to be released at the end of this week. Designed to help people get creative with their camera, this book is a unique new photo journal featuring over 100 fun and thought-provoking photo prompts that will guide users through the fundamentals of creative photography. The 128-page paperback is priced at £12.95.

Use This if You Want to Take Great Photographs by Henry Carroll, a new title from Laurence King Publishing, is due to be released at the end of this week. Designed to help people get creative with their camera, this book is a unique new photo journal featuring over 100 fun...

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Diane Arbus: In the beginning

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books, Events, Photographers
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As part of the inaugural season at The Met Breuer, the exhibition diane arbus: in the beginning will open on 12th July, featuring more than 100 photographs from one of the most influential and provocative artists of the 20th century. This landmark exhibition will highlight never-before-seen early work of Diane Arbus, focusing on the first seven years of her career, from 1956 to 1962, the period in which she developed the idiosyncratic style and approach for which she has been recognized, praised, criticised and copied the world over. "It is a rare privilege to present an exhibition this revelatory, on an artist of Arbus's stature. More than two-thirds of these works have never before been exhibited or published," said Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "We sincerely thank the Estate of Diane Arbus for entrusting us to show an unknown aspect of this remarkable artist's legacy with the camera." The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue which includes two essays: "in the beginning" by Jeff L. Rosenheim and "notes from the archive" by Karan Rinaldo, Senior Research Assistant. The book is published by The Met and distributed by Yale University Press (hardcover; $50).

As part of the inaugural season at The Met Breuer, the exhibition diane arbus: in the beginning will open on 12th July, featuring more than 100 photographs from one of the most influential and provocative artists of the 20th century. This landmark exhibition will highlight never-before-seen early work of Diane Arbus,...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Muhammad Ali: Fighter’s Heaven 1974

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Muhammad Ali: Fighter's Heaven 1974 is a new title from Reel Art Press. On 11-12 August 1974, photographer Peter Angelo Simon was invited to experience the private world of Muhammad Ali as he prepared mentally and physically for the biggest challenge of his life - an attempt at regaining the world heavyweight boxing championship title that was stripped from him when he refused the Vietnam draft seven years earlier. This two-day photo-essay includes many previously unpublished photographs and a foreword by D.A. Pennebaker, the foremost chronicler of American counterculture in the 1960s. “I shot 33 rolls in the two days,” the photographer says. “Ali said nobody had ever taken so many pictures of him. I believe these photographs reveal aspects of Ali’s fascinating character not previously seen.” The 176-page hardback will be available from 23 August 2016 for $49.95.

Muhammad Ali: Fighter's Heaven 1974 is a new title from Reel Art Press. On 11-12 August 1974, photographer Peter Angelo Simon was invited to experience the private world of Muhammad Ali as he prepared mentally and physically for the biggest challenge of his life - an attempt at...

Monday, June 6, 2016

The Unseen - An Atlas of Infrared Plates

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Inspired by the scientific uses of infrared film throughout history, The Unseen - An Atlas of Infrared Plates by Edward Thompson pushes the purposes and properties of the rarest photographic film on the planet to its scientific and conceptual limit. The project comprises twelve chapters documenting everything from the most radioactive forest in the world to rapidly melting glacial ice caves and superficial veins beneath the human skin. Published by Schilt, the 266-page hardback is available for £30 | $50 | €45. 

Inspired by the scientific uses of infrared film throughout history, The Unseen - An Atlas of Infrared Plates by Edward Thompson pushes the purposes and properties of the rarest photographic film on the planet to its scientific and conceptual limit. The project comprises twelve chapters documenting everything from ...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Use This if You Want to Take Great Photographs

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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Use This if You Want to Take Great Photographs by Henry Carroll is a new title from Laurence King Publishing. Designed to help people get creative with their camera, this book is a unique new photo journal featuring over 100 fun and thought-provoking photo prompts that will guide users through the fundamentals of creative photography. The 128-page paperback will be released in August, priced at £12.95.

Use This if You Want to Take Great Photographs by Henry Carroll is a new title from Laurence King Publishing. Designed to help people get creative with their camera, this book is a unique new photo journal featuring over 100 fun and thought-provoking photo prompts that will guide users through the...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Legend and The Legacy

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London-based Nikon-only store Grays of Westminster have published a superb 208-page full colour hardback volume to mark their 30th anniversary. Written by Gillian Greenwood, Grays of Westminster… Exclusively Nikon: The Legend and The Legacy chronicles the story of the world's only camera shop to have been granted a Coat of Arms by Her Majesty's College of Arms. The legendary shop, based in London, was founded 30 years ago by Gray Levett. Illustrated with over 180 images, many by master photographer Tony Hurst, the book includes contributions from major names in the world of photography and film production such as Heather Angel, Jim Brandenburg, Neil Lucas, Mike Maloney, OBE, Joe McNally, Tristan Oliver, Moose Peterson and Richard Young as well as celebrity customers such as Michael Bond (creator of Paddington Bear), Stanley Kubrick and David Suchet, each giving their impression of the shop and the level of service and help they have received over the years. There is also a chapter on the history of photography and the development of the Nikon brand, as well as a biographical profile of Gray Levett.

London-based Nikon-only store Grays of Westminster have published a superb 208-page full colour hardback volume to mark their 30th anniversary. Written by Gillian Greenwood, Grays of Westminster… Exclusively Nikon: The Legend and The Legacy chronicles the story of the world's only camera shop to have been granted...

Monday, January 11, 2016

X-Rite i1Display Pro Now Comes with a Free eBook

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Books
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Until February 28th 2016, the X-Rite i1Display Pro (£207.60) comes with a free Colour Management Pro eBook written by colour management specialist Ashley Karyl. Usually priced at £18, the eBook helps photographers - whether a frustrated amateur battling with a photo lab, or a professional who requires a fully developed colour workflow across multiple forms of visual media - cut through the confusion with practical advice and solutions that can be adapted to their needs. To claim a free copy of Colour Management Pro, customers can visit the X-Rite website and follow the instructions.

Until February 28th 2016, the X-Rite i1Display Pro (£207.60) comes with a free Colour Management Pro eBook written by colour management specialist Ashley Karyl. Usually priced at £18, the eBook helps photographers - whether a frustrated amateur battling with a photo lab, or a professional who requires a fully developed...

Friday, November 27, 2015

Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10 II

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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White Knight Press have released their newest camera guide book, Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10 II: Getting the Most from Sony's Advanced Digital Camera. This publication, by Alexander S. White, is a complete guide to the operation of the Sony RX10 II. The book covers all of the features that are new for this model, including its electronic shutter, faster continuous shooting, 4K video recording, and ability to shoot video at up to 960fps for super slow-motion playback. In three appendices, the book discusses accessories for the RX10 II, including cases, power sources, remote controls, and external flash units, and includes a list of websites and other resources for further information. The paperback version is available now for $26.95 through Amazon and other online sellers. The book is also available in PDF format and in downloadable versions for the Kindle, Nook, and iPad for $9.99 each.

White Knight Press have released their newest camera guide book, Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10 II: Getting the Most from Sony's Advanced Digital Camera. This publication, by Alexander S. White, is a complete guide to the operation of the Sony RX10 II. The book covers all...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Handcrafted Moleskine Leather Albums

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Moleskine have launched their newest handcrafted leather albums. Handbound in quality Milano leather, these beautifully made albums are available in black or ivory and created individually to order on the Moleskine + MILK online platform. At 13.5 x 10.26” / 343 x 261 mm, the Moleskine Leather Album comes in 20-, 30-, and 40-page versions; and launches tomorrow, 11th November. All purchases made before 21 November 2015 will receive Moleskine’s new Classic Leather Backpack free with every album.

Moleskine have launched their newest handcrafted leather albums. Handbound in quality Milano leather, these beautifully made albums are available in black or ivory and created individually to order on the Moleskine + MILK online platform. At 13.5 x 10.26” / 343 x 261 mm, the Moleskine Leather Album comes in 20-, 30-, and 40-page versions;...

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones

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Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones by Eric Cheng is a new field guide that includes everything a new pilot needs to know to safely and proficiently capture still images and video from the air. Cheng is known for his thought leadership in the drone industry and spent nearly two years as Director of Aerial Imaging at DJI, the world’s largest drone manufacturer and creators of the Phantom quadcopter. “I am asked many times every day what drone to buy, and how to get started in aerial imagery. There’s a lot of confusion out there.” Cheng said. “I wrote this book to address that confusion. The content took me many years in the field to learn - it’s full of useful and pragmatic advice about storytelling using drones in the air.”

Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones by Eric Cheng is a new field guide that includes everything a new pilot needs to know to safely and proficiently capture still images and video from the air. Cheng is known for his thought leadership in the drone industry and spent nearly two...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Professional’s Guide to Food Photography

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PhotoShelter has released a new PDF guide entitled, "The Professional's Guide to Food Photography." From this free publication, readers can learn about the secrets of shooting great food photos, the benefits of entering contests, plus how to build a portfolio to showcase their unique style and appeal to an audience. Additionally, the ebook contains several in-depth interviews with food photographers succeeding in this specialty, including tips to break into the food photography industry, inspiration for creative food photography projects, and a look at shooting in-house for Bon Appétit. To claim your guide, simply visit PhotoShelter and provide your email address.

PhotoShelter has released a new PDF guide entitled, "The Professional's Guide to Food Photography." From this free publication, readers can learn about the secrets of shooting great food photos, the benefits of entering contests, plus how to build a portfolio to showcase their unique style and appeal to an...

Friday, September 25, 2015

Briefly Seen: New York Street Life

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Briefly Seen: New York Street Life is a new title from Schiffer Publishing. Containing 172 timeless black-and-white photographs taken by Harvey Stein between 1974 and 2014, Briefly Seen is the last in Stein's trilogy of books about New York. The first monograph, Coney Island 40 Years (Schiffer Publishing, 2011), documents the photographer's ongoing fascination with the eccentric and exuberant aspects of this famous Brooklyn beach community. The second title, Harlem Street Portraits (Schiffer Publishing, 2013), is a series of more formalised environmental portraits of the people who live in this historically significant African American neighborhood. In Briefly Seen, Stein turns his lens on some of the most densely populated areas of the city -- midtown and downtown Manhattan. The book is available for $45.

Briefly Seen: New York Street Life is a new title from Schiffer Publishing. Containing 172 timeless black-and-white photographs taken by Harvey Stein between 1974 and 2014, Briefly Seen is the last in Stein's trilogy of books about New York. The first monograph, Coney Island 40 Years (Schiffer Publishing, 2011), documents the photographer's ongoing...