Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Photographic Composition by Albrecht Rissler is a new title from Rocky Nook. Illustrated with 250 beautiful photographs, this book presents the most important concepts of image design, including perspective, form, contrast, the effects of various aspect ratios, proportion and harmony, and much more. "[The] book's impressive images are in black-and-white, intentionally removing the distraction of colour and making it easy to focus on compositional elements and form," the publisher says. The 192-page softcover is available for $39.95.
Friday, September 26, 2014
NY Through the Lens by Vivianne Gucwa is a new title from Ilex Press. Nearly a decade ago, Vivienne Gucwa began walking the streets of New York with the only camera she could afford, and started taking pictures. Choosing a direction and going as far as her feet would take her, she noticed lines, forms and structures that had previously gone unnoticed. Having limited equipment forced her to learn about light, composition and colour, and her burgeoning talent won her blog thousands of readers – and wide recognition in the photographic community. Based on her blog of the same name, NY Through the Lens is filled with spectacular photographs and Vivienne’s own insightful commentary. the 192-page hardback will be available in October for £20.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Photoshop CC and Lightroom is a new book that provides a clear and effective workflow for editing photographs in the 2014 release of Photoshop CC and its companions, Bridge, Camera Raw, and Lightroom 5.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
From my Land to the Planet by Sebastião Salgado is a new title from Contrast Books. In this book, the photographer tells us the story of his most famous reportages: the black and white portraits of unknown men and women, workers or refugees, and more recently his Genesis project aimed at the conservation of the most beautiful places of our planet. Inside the book there are fascinating stories of Africa, Brazil, the Americas, Mozambique and Rwanda, and then again the birth of the Instituto Terra, of Genesis project, of the agency Magnum Photos until Amazonas Images. The 160-page hardback, which goes on sale in October, is priced at US $24.95 / CAN $27.50 / £16.95 €16.92.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Underwater Photography by Tobias Friedrich is a new title from Rocky Nook. This book's award-winning author teaches us how to create stunning underwater images, covering everything from the equipment needed, to creating powerful compositions, to processing the final image. He uses case studies to show how his own images were created, and provides detailed explanations for specific techniques that can be applied to your very next dive. The 216-page volume is available for$39.95.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Post-Photography: The Artist with a Camera by Robert Shore is a new title from Laurence King Publishing. Examining key strategies employed by some of the most innovative, contemporary artist-photographers from around the world, the book is split into five sections – Something Borrowed, Something New; Layers of Reality; All the World Is Staged; Hand and Eye; and Post-Photojournalism. Featured artists include Mishka Henner, Eva Stenram, Broomberg and Chanarin, Cristina De Middel, Dan Holdsworth, Joachim Schmid, Olivo Barbieri, and Valérie Belin. To be released in October, the 320-page hardback is priced at £24.95.
Other Animals by Elliot Ross is a new title from Schilt Publishing. A sequel to Ross' critically acclaimed book of photographic animal portraits titled Animal, this book is a visual study of other species’ similarities and differences, their textures, physiques, and apparent physiognomies. The 104-page hardcover is available for £30 / $60 / €40.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
The Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 III is a new title from White Knight Press. Available in paperback and ebook formats, the book explains all shooting modes, menus, functions, and controls of the camera in clear language, accompanied by more than 400 mostly colour photographs and illustrations. The Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 III is available now for $9.95 in PDF, iPad, and Kindle formats for download through the website below. The paperback version is available now for $26.95 through Amazon.com and will be available from other online sellers in coming weeks.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Hasselblad has announced Hasselblad Masters Volume 4 Evolve, a 240-page hardback priced at €79.90 / $95.00 / £65.00, which will be published by teNeues in September 2014. Over the past few years, the company has provided funding the prestigious Masters photography contest, which honours both established top photographers and outstanding newcomers. In 2014, the theme of the competition was “Evolve.” In Hasselblad Masters Volume 4, twelve photographers present their stunning images on the subject, with accompanying text in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese. The winners were selected from nearly 4,000 applicants and were given the opportunity to portray their ideas with high-end Hasselblad equipment.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained by Grant Scott is a new title from Focal Press. Topics covered in this book include practical examples and detailed advice on designing and maintaining a well-structured website, exploring personal projects to find new clients, managing print sales and exhibiting, and of course being well-versed in creating both still and moving images. The accompanying podcast interviews with some of today’s top professional photographers provide additional insider information to help photographers understand their place in both the commercial and creative worlds, the publisher says. The book is available for $38.95.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography by J. Chris Hansen is a new title from Rocky Nook. Topics covered in this book include the recommended photographic equipment, camera set-ups and the use of backgrounds and photo blinds, composition styles, step-by-step projects for the do-it-yourselfer and techniques to attract birds using feeders and perches. The 128-page volume is available for $24.95.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Fujifilm X-E2: Beyond the Manual by Rico Pfirstinger is a new title from Rocky Nook. Providing experience-based information for owners of the Fujifilm X-E2 compact system camera, this new book focuses on insights that you won’t find in the manual, skipping tedious explanations of basic camera functions and operations. Instead, Rico cuts to the chase and provides readers with a plethora of tips and practical instructions that will enable them to fully explore the capabilities of the X-E2. The 130-page ebook is available from the website below, priced at $16.95.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Chicago Portraits is a new book featuring an assortment of photographic portraits compiled from the Chicago Tribune’s vast historical archives. The photos are a mix of black and white and full-colour, drawn from the early 1900s to the present day. Notable subjects include Jim Belushi, Oprah Winfrey, Studs Terkel, Rev. Jesse Jackson, John Malkovich, Harold Washington, Walter Payton, Billy Corgan, Vince Vaughn, Gillian Flynn, Tavi Gevinson, John C. Reilly, Tracy Letts, members of the Chicago Blackhawks, Barack and Michelle Obama, and many more. The 288-page volume will go on sale on 15 September, priced at $35.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Soviet Ghosts is a new book featuring a unique set of photographs by Rebecca Litchfield. On a journey funded by Lowepro, Rebecca captured many abandoned locations, which were either part of the Soviet Union or its satellite states. ‘I refrain from having personal opinions about the era and try to remain relatively neutral.’ Rebecca added: ‘Whilst the period had bad times, the people living in the communities still got on with life and also had good times, it was not a period of pure black and white and so my aim of the book was to just capture it as it is now. Some places would have been thriving and others horrible places to be and you can see this reflected in my book and some of the accompanying text.’ Priced at £19.95 the book is available via Rebecca’s website.
Friday, August 8, 2014
PhotoShelter has released a new, free guide titled "10 Branding Secrets for Photographers." Available as a PDF e-book, this publication will help photographers define and build a strong brand that will set them apart from the competition and attract the clients they want. Additionally, it offers ideas on communicating their photographic style and personality, determining what aspects of their business are unique and more. You can claim the e-book at the website below.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
PhotoWhoa has released a free e-book featuring 10 interviews with 10 of the best portrait photographers in the world, "It’s a collection of images and conversation engaged with the art of portraiture, featuring photographers willing to examine what’s unknowable," says Freddy Martinez, Director of Business Development at PhotoWhoa. "From their honesty, you’ll learn that even the most accomplished photographers, those who have worked with the biggest names, still have doubts about their work and still struggle to improve. In their answers, you’ll discover steps to improving your own." Interested readers are encouraged to visit the website below and download the e-book, which is available for a limited time only.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Take Great Digital Pictures in 24 Hours: The Complete Digital Photography Course by David Fairman is a new title from Over The Rainbow Productions. The author is a renowned photographer and film director whose bold, innovative style has seen his work exhibited in major galleries around the world and sold over 55,000 copies in poster format. Take Great Digital Pictures in 24 Hours features a unique and engaging LAP learning system to help the reader develop the skills quickly and effectively. Readers will Learn over 300 professional techniques, Appreciate stunning images from over 70 of the world’s top photographers, and Practice with whatever camera they own. The book sells for £32.50.
The Notion of Family by rising photographer and 2014 Guggenheim Fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier is a new title published by the Aperture Foundation. Offering an incisive exploration of the legacy of racism and economic decline in America’s small towns, as embodied by her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania; this 156-page volume includes 100 duotone images and 32 four-color video stills. "With The Notion of Family, Frazier knowingly acknowledges and expands upon the traditions of classic black-and-white documentary photography, enlisting the participation of her family—and her mother in particular," the publisher says. Available from September, the book sells for $60/£40.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Astrobphotography by Thierry Legault is a new title by Rocky Nook. Legault teaches the art and techniques of astrophotography: from simple camera-on-tripod night-scene imaging of constellations, star trails, eclipses, artificial satellites, and polar auroras to more intensive astrophotography using specialised equipment for lunar, planetary, solar, and deep-sky imaging. The 240-page volume is available for $39.95.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Professional underwater photographer Richard Salas is gearing up to publish Luminous Sea, the third and final book in the trilogy of his underwater photography series. With 50% of the book’s future profits going to The Ocean Foundation, Luminous Sea enables readers to play an active role in marine life conservation. The book will cover sea life found in the Pacific Ocean from Washington to Alaska, completing Richard's series of photo books covering the Pacific Ocean from the Equator all the way to Alaska. Readers will get up-close and personal with Galapagos sharks and Red-Lipped Batfish. They’ll see intimate shots of male seahorses tending for their young as well as Star-Eyed Parrotfish interacting with other fish in the community. The publication of the book is funded through an Indiegogo campaign.