Thursday, June 4, 2015
Sidelight Books today announced the upcoming release of Photographing National Parks: A Guide for Scouting and Shooting America’s Most Cherished Lands, the second book by photographer Chris Nicholson. Relevant for photographers of all levels, Photographing National Parks also guides the reader through the best ways to research a park shoot, including where to find information about both iconic and obscure locations, along with seasonal and up-to-the-minute tips about various destinations. The book details best practices for safely and effectively conducting photography work in the different environments found in the national parks, including desert, mountain, coastline and forest. Nicholson also walks the reader through photography techniques that are useful in many park locations, such as photographing night skies, working in fog, or using stacking techniques to optimize image-making. The 232-page paperback will be available from 1st August, priced at $27.95.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Living History: Bound Feet Women of China is a new book by photographer Jo Farrell. "There is a general presumption that the bound feet women of China came from privileged backgrounds and wore exquisite silk shoes but I discovered that many of the surviving women came from peasant backgrounds and had lived extraordinary lives working in the fields, despite their bound feet," Jo says. "All the women I have photographed are now between 80 and 100 years old from rural areas in Shandong and Yunnan Provinces. My work is about capturing traditions and cultures that are dying out, and therefore I chose to use black and white film and print silver gelatin prints - in tribute to these resilient, formidable women, some of whom are no longer with us." Jo will discuss her project with Pamela Kember, Head of Arts and Learning at Asia House in London from 6.30pm, 15th June and members of the public are welcome to attend. Copies of the book are available for purchase at £35 including postal charges on the publication's dedicated online website and signed copies will be available for purchase at a special price of £25 after her talk at Asia House.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Schatz Images: 25 Years is a magnificent and luxurious two-book boxed set by Howard Schatz. Published by Glitterati, the two volumes contain a total of 832 pages and 1083 original photographs. Beautifully bound in a custom slip case, and limited to 500 signed and numbered copies, it is a true collector's item. The set will be available next month, priced at $500.
Monday, May 25, 2015
A Lightroom Workflow for Better Landscape Photographs is a free ebook written by British photographer and photography instructor Robert Rhead. Broken down to 7 main chapters, the book offers 44 pages of Lightroom tips and screenshots, and is illustrated with Robert's beautiful photographs. It can be downloaded without any kind of sign up or registration. Simply visit the download page at the website below.
Website: Robert Rhead Photography
Friday, May 15, 2015
Light and Dust is a new photo book featuring 120 colour and black-and-white wildlife photographs by Federico Veronesi. This book is a reflection on the subjects and places that made the deepest impression on the author during his years spent in Eastern Africa. His interest and skill in capturing the emotions of wild animals, their resilience and beauty make it unique. The author has sought out the most dramatic weather conditions for his photographs—morning mists, dust storms and heavy rains, or rays of light shining through the clouds—and followed the animals on endless journeys along ancient trails, accross dry lakes or raging rivers, documenting their never-ending fight for survival. The 240-page hardback will be available in September for £40/$60.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide by Brian Matsumoto and Carol F. Roullard is a new title from Rocky Nook. This book teaches readers about controlling basic camera functions, acheving a range of artistic effects using various camera settings effects using various camera settings, navigating the menus, using the GH4 in its video mode and expanding the camera’s use by mounting it on a telescope. The 384-page softcover goes far beyond the manufacturer's manual to include richly illustrated pages and example images throughout, helping to guide the reader through every important camera function and setting with an easy-to-understand approach. The printed version sells for $39.95, and an eBook edition is available for $19.99.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Drivers in the 1980s by Chris Dorley-Brown is a new title from Hoxton Mini Press. On a hot morning in Hackney, 1987, photographer Chris Dorley-Brown set out to record the privitisation of Rolls Royce in the city. En-route he became fascinated by the faces of frustration and boredom from drivers on the gridlocked roads triggered by the sell-off. Almost 30 years later, these seemingly mundane portraits, published for the first time, capture a unique period in Britain’s history. The colours, the haircuts, the clothes and expressions recall a particular time and mood from Thatcher’s Britain. Each photo is accompanied by a description of the cars, many of which are now iconic: the Ford Capri, Cortina Mk 4, Mini Metro, the Ford Sierra. This is a humorous and unusual snapshot of a unique period in Britain’s history. The standard hardback edition is available for £12.95, whilst a Collector's Edition, signed by the photographer, can be yours for £45.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Tamron have announced their 2015 eBook series. The first book is "Road Trip Across the Southwest," a gorgeous pictorial journey with photographer Ken Hubbard through the mountains, tufa towers, and slot canyons of the American Southwest. In this edition, Hubbard and fellow Tech Team colleague André Costantini take the Tamron Tailgate Tour van on a side trip to test-drive the new Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC lens, the world's first F/2.8 ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with image stabilisation (pictured). The second eBook, "Sports Photography: A Guide to Camera Setup and Exposure" with Tamron Pro Photographer, Jillian Bell, was also posted last week. Four more eBooks are in the works and will be posted in May, June, July/August and September.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography by professional adventure sports photographer Dan Bailey is a new title from Focal Press. This book teaches photographers how to think geometrically and how to pull together the elements that make for a successful shot, all while being immersed in the action. “Few styles of shooting bust your photography chops like adventure and action photography,” Bailey says. “You have to be on top of your game, because you might only have one chance to get it right. This kind of shooting requires skill, focus, and confidence, because in a span of split seconds you can do one of three things: miss the shot, get the shot, or actually nail the shot. Which one would you rather do?” The 312-page paperback is available for £21.99/$34.95.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Armenians in Romania: The Stories of the People Close to Us is a new book by independent photojournalist Andrea Tănase. The 392-page hardcover is a foray into the tradition and history of the Armenian community in Romania. Borne out of a desire "to talk to people of unspoken things and to tell the stories of the people... we look at and pass by every day," the book is the end product of a 3-year photography project that saw Tănase travel to 16 cities in Romania, the Republic of Moldova, Bulgaria and Armenia in order to get to know his subjects and gather the necessary material. Armenians in Romania can be purchased through the website below for €45/$55.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Street Photography: The Art of Capturing the Candid Moment by Gordon Lewis is a new title from Rocky Nook. The book includes discussions of why photographers are drawn to street photography, the various styles of street photography, and what makes a great street photograph. Lewis then goes on to explore how the choice of location can change a photographer’s approach to image capture: from city streets to fairs to beaches, Lewis discusses the impact different environments have on the process of street photography. The 144-page softcover is priced at $29.95. Street Photography is also available as a PDF e-book, for $23.99.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Copyright Zone: A Legal Guide For Photographers and Artists In The Digital Age, 2nd Edition is a new title from Focal Press. Written by Jack Reznicki and Ed Greenberg, The Copyright Zone provides specific information on the legal rights of photographers, illustrators, artists, covering intellectual property, copyright, and business concerns in an easy-to-read, accessible manner. This second edition covers: what is and isn’t copyrightable, copyright registration, fair use, model releases, contracts and invoices, pricing and more. The 352-page paperback is available for $34.95 / £20.99.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Focal Press has published the fifth edition of Light Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting. Featuring photographs, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions, this book speaks to photographers of varying levels. It provides invaluable information on how to light the most difficult subjects, such as surfaces, metal, glass, liquids, extremes (black-on-black and white-on-white), and portraits. The 382-page paperback is available for $44.95 / £28.99.
Photographer’s Guide to the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) by Alexander White is a new title from White Knight Press. Providing a complete guide to the use of this advanced compact camera, the 242-page book shows beginning and intermediate photographers how to capture excellent images and video sequences with the D-Lux. Containing more than 350 colour photographs showing the camera’s controls, display screens, and menus; the book includes examples of photographs taken using the creative settings of the camera, including the Photo Style settings; the Filter button picture effects, and the movie recording mode. The book is available now for $9.99 in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography by Glenn Randall is a new title from Rocky Nook. In this book, there are discussions about exposure and composition — providing the best techniques to calculate exposure in even the most challenging lighting conditions. Randall also dives into compositional techniques, moving beyond the basics to discuss colour, balance, and depth. He addresses key scientific concepts that impact landscape photography, such as geography, optics, vision, and psychology. The 240-page softcover is available for $39.95.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Peak District Through The Lens by James Grant is a comprehensive photography guidebook that provides information on where and how to take the most beautiful photos in the national park. Pre-orders are being taken via a crowdfunding campaign which allows James to offer some great incentives including reduced price filters, Sprayway jackets, tuition and limited-edition prints. The book is designed to aid readers in everything from teaching photography to revealing some locations they you may not realise exist. Photographic walks will also be included, to allow readers to make full days out with the camera. The recommended price of the book os £23.95.
The 6th edition of Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixels by Robert Hirsch is now available from Focal Press. Billed as "the thinking photographer’s guide to colour image making," this pioneering text clearly and concisely instructs students and intermediate photographers in the fundamental aesthetic and technical building blocks needed to create thought-provoking photographs with digital and film cameras. The book offers a number of stimulating assignments which encourage readers to be adventurous and to take responsibility for learning and working independently. "Colour photography continues to evolve as a flexible and permutable amalgamation of aesthetics, business, culture, psychology, and science," Hirsch says. "The book keeps striving to provide a stimulating introduction and commentary to the approaches, images, techniques, and history of color photography.” The 388-page paperback is avaiable for $59.95 / £37.99.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
From Darkroom to Daylight is a collection of personal narratives and portraits by photographer and filmmaker Harvey Wang. A beautiful and engaging book that explores how the dramatic change from film to digital has affected photographers and their work, From Darkroom to Daylight is organised into five chapters starting with "The Darkroom," where practitioners remember their early darkroom experiences and the magic of seeing an image come up in the developer tray, followed by "Materials: The Endangered and the Extinct," which addresses the early history of photography through the birth of Kodak roll film, to the recent demise of Kodachrome film beloved by so many photographers, and the disappearing photographic papers based on the silver-gelatin process. The third chapter, "The Digital Revolution in Photography," covers the invention of the digital camera and Photoshop, and chapter four, "Bridging the Divide," shows practitioners seeking to reconcile old and new work methods. The heart of the book is "Perspectives of the Digital (R)evolution," where photographic luminaries speak candidly about how the digital age has impacted on their careers and the photography world at large. The 180-page hardcover will hit the shelves in May.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The third FEP European Photo Book of the Year Award is now open for entry. Books can be entered in one of eight categories including Reportage, Portrait, Landscape, Nature photography, Nudes, Monographs, Commercial and self-published books. A single copy of each book must be sent by no later than 14 March 2015 to Adriano Scognamillo, via Bontempi, 2/a, 06122 Perugia-Italy. The entry fee for each book is 40,00 euros (60,00 € - for non-EU applicants). One winner will be chosen for each category and the winner will receive a diploma and a ceramic plate. One book from all the entries will be chosen as FEP Best Photographic Book 2015 and will receive the EUROPEAN BOOK PRIZE.
Friday, February 20, 2015
The Fujifilm X-T1: 111 X-Pert Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Camera is a new title from Rocky Nook. In this book, popular Fuji Rumors "X-Pert Corner" columnist Rico Pfirstinger teaches about the little-known capabilities of the Fujifilm X-T1, which he has discovered through months of in-depth research and experimentation with the camera. Topics covered include custom settings, infrared imaging, film simulations, panoramas, movies and much more. The 192-page volume is priced at $24.95.