Friday, November 27, 2015
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.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
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.”
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
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.
Friday, September 25, 2015
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.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
The Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 IV 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 450 colour photographs and illustrations. The Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 IV is available now for $9.95-$9.99 in PDF, iPad, Nook and Kindle formats. The paperback version sells for $26.95.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Rockabye is a new title from Daylight Books, featuring photographs by Lili Holzer-Glier. On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeast coast of the United States engulfing homes and crippling communities. Among the worst hit neighborhoods in New York City was Rockaway Beach located in the Borough of Queens. In Rockabye,r Lili Holzer-Glier examines the condition of the Rockaways, post-Hurricane Sandy, through a series of colour landscapes and portraits taken between 2013-2015. The 112-page hardcover ($45) will publish in October coinciding with the third anniversary of the storm.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Canon has launched its hdbook service at a range of retailers across the UK and Ireland. Professionally printed and bound on a state-of-the-art Canon DreamLabo 5000 printer, Canon hdbooks are offered at a range of customisable sizes. The free hdbook software lets you easily design a photo book in minutes. Simply download the software to your PC or Mac from one of the hdbook retailers’ websites, lay out your photos and text, and send it to print. Canon is offering 25% off the first 100 books ordered via each of the retailers.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Grizzly: The Bears of Greater Yellowstone by Thomas D. Mangelsen is a new title from Rizzoli International Publications. Celebrating the most famous family of grizzly bears in the world — matriarch 399 and her offspring — Mangelsen has been tracking and photographing them for 10 years, amassing an incomparable portfolio that offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of this celebrated bear family. With more than 150 breathtaking images, this is a dramatic tale of life and death, near annihilation and survival, and the relationship between people and grizzly bears. A treasure for naturalists and conservationists as well as photography enthusiasts, this 240-page hardback will be available from October, priced at $60 / £40.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
A Show of Hands by photographer Tim Booth is an inspiring collection of the hands of Britain. A display of intricately striking monochrome images, the book was inspired by Tim Booth’s grandmother when he photographed her 94 year hands and found inspiration in the stories they could tell. Now spanning 20 years of photography, the labour of love has continued into a collection of over 110 hands dedicated to an art, job or tradition in the UK. Each portrait – shot only in natural light - is accompanied by a short story and quote from the sitter to put the hands in context of the history behind them.“I flick through this book and even now I feel humbled at the people I was able to meet and talk to and the memories these hands evoke,” explains Tim. “What started with my grandmother has taken me on an incredible and fascinating journey and I’m delighted to be able to share the hands of these wonderful people.” A Show of Hands will become available on 6 October 2015.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Focal Press has released the 3rd edition of Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers by Martin Evening. The 2015 release has been revamped to include detailed instruction for all of the updates to Photoshop CC on Adobe’s Creative Cloud, including significant new features such as faster Camera Raw processing, Blur Gallery noise matching, and new export options for quick image-saving and layers as separate documents. The 730-page paperback is available for $59.95.
Photography Beyond Auto: Switch off auto mode and take better, more original photos by Chris Gatcum is a new title from Ilex Press. Billed as "an easily accessible guide which will set you free," this book does not attempt to explain each and every button, dial and feature on your camera, or explore precisely where each pixel comes from. Instead it concentrates on the key creative controls, including exposure, focus and colour; essential skills that’ll enable you to take pictures that are simply impossible to capture with the camera left on auto. The 144-page paperback is available for £9.98 / $13.88 on Amazon.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Photo Productions are offering a large discount for new professional customers. "ForAugust 2015 we're giving a huge 30% off every single album - and that's in addition to the usual 15% trade discount, and a further 10% discount if you want to provide your own design," the company says. Open to professional photographers only, the offer is valid on all eight sizes of their Premium Photobooks, and expires on 11.59pm on 31st August.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Astrophotography Manual: A Practical and Scientific Approach to Deep Space Imaging by Chris Woodhouse is a new title from Focal Press. Beginning with a brief astronomy primer, the book takes readers through the full astrophotography process, from equipment choice and set-up, through image acquisition, image calibration, and processing. Along the way it explains how sensor performance and light pollution relate to image quality and exposure planning. The 288-page paperback is available for $49.95 / £31.99.
Cuba: This Moment, Exactly So by Lorne Resnick is a new title from Insight Editions. During more than fifty trips to the island over the past twenty years, Resnick has sought to capture the experience of being in Cuba; the result is a collection of moments filled with passion, friendship, love and laughter. Featuring over 250 colour and black-and-white photos, this deluxe coffee-table book is organised around thirty-two lyrical micro-stories by Pulitzer Prize–nominated author Brian Andreas, works inspired by Resnick’s Cuba photography and Andreas’s own visit to the island alongside the photographer. Releasing in November, Cuba: This Moment, Exactly So is priced at $75.
Amphoto Books are set to release the third edition of Bryan Peterson's classic guide, Learning to See Creatively: Design, Color, and Composition in Photography. Fully revised with all new tips, photos, and exercises drawn from his international workshops at the Bryan Peterson School of Photography, veteran instructor Peterson takes a radical approach to creativity by explaining how it is not just an inherent ability but a skill that can be learned and applied. Using inventive images from his own portfolio, he details the basic techniques that go into not only taking a particular photo, but also provides insights on how to improve upon it — helping readers avoid the visual pitfalls and technical dead ends that can lead to dull, uninventive photographs. On sale from 4 August 2015, the 160-page paperback is priced at $25.99 USD / $30.00 CAN.
Monday, July 27, 2015
PhotoWhoa has released a new ebook entitled, 22 Landscape Photography Mistakes And How to Avoid Them. Offering 22 lessons that promise to help you shoot a landscape "as a veteran landscape photographer would," this publication describes a number of techniques that emphasise and magnify the environment; and shows you how to modify your visual instincts so that you avoid common mistakes. The book is available now from PhotoWhoa, and free for a limited time only.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs of People by Henry Carroll is a new title from Laurence King Publishing. This introduction to portrait photography covers topics such as composition, context, street photography, black-and-white versus colour, the psychology of different types of light, plus more. The book is punctuated with “technical tangents,” which provide invaluable practical guidance for basic lighting set-ups, equipment, camera modes and more. Also included is helpful advice regarding legal rights whenever taking photographs of people. The 128-page paperback will go on sale on 29 September 2015, priced at $17.95.
Monday, July 20, 2015
ICELAND. An Uneasy Calm is a new hardback coffee table book featuring 98 toned black-and-white photographs taken in Iceland over the last eight years by landscape photographer Tim Rudman. Tim, who describes his fascination with the country as “a land of myth and magic, of fearsome subterranean power and spectacular scenery,” is well known internationally for his pioneering work in Lith Printing and distinctive toning methods of black-and-white silver gelatine prints, authoring a number of books and hundreds of articles in this field. The images featured in his latest book were captured on Ilford film (mostly Ilford Delta Professional 120) and printed on Ilford Multigrade FB Warmtone paper developed in Ilford multigrade developer, processed using a variant of the Ilford Archival Process. ICELAND. An Uneasy Calm is available to preorder from the website below. The standard edition costs £45 + shipping (regular price: £55), and the Deluxe Collectors' Limited Edition, which comes in an elegant black silk-bound clamshell box with a handmade limited edition silver gelatine print, is priced at £285. Shipping is anticipated mid September 2015.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Bridges of Paris is a new large-format photography book by photojournalist Michael Saint James. Boasting over 350 original images of Paris and the bridges that lay at its heart, the book features glorious portraits of each bridge as well as intimate riverside moments. Themes explored in the book include Paris bridges as destinations, the history of Paris as told by the bridges, experiencing a ‘Parisian State of Mind,’ and much more. “My passion for Paris and my art compelled me to spend a full year living in the city. I was able to develop an intimate relationship with the culture, people and bridges that Paris has to offer,” says Saint James. “I hope my book helps people experience a new culture with an open mind.” The 280-page hardback is available for $85 from Amazon.