Category: Books

Friday, August 8, 2014

10 Branding Secrets for Photographers

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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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.

Website: PhotoShelter

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Portrait Collective

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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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.

Website: PhotoWhoa

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Take Great Digital Pictures in 24 Hours

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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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

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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

Thierry Legault: Astrophotography

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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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

Beautiful Underwater Photo Books to Save Sea Life

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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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.

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Sony a7/a7R: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide

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The Sony a7/a7R: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide by Carol F. Roullard and Dr. Brian Matsumoto is a new title from Rocky Nook. Guiding the reader in using both the camera’s automated features and manual controls to take photographs that are a unique reflection of his or her creative personality; this book covers the features of the a7 and a7R, including automatic stitching to create panoramas, and multi-shot noise reduction that allows the use of extremely high ISOs. The 384-page volume is available for $39.99.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Photographer’s Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P600

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Photographer’s Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P600: Getting the Most from Nikon’s Superzoom Digital Camerara 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 this superzoom camera in clear language, accompanied by more than 300 full-colour illustrations and sample photographs. The Photographer’s Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P600 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 $24.95 from Amazon and additional online sellers by late June or early July 2014.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Warner Estate Social History Photography Project

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books, Events, Photographers
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Photographers Lucy Harrison and Katherine Green have collaborated on a new project that surveys the former Warner Estate in the suburbs of East London. The project explores the changing uses of domestic architecture and communities, and compares two points in history of rapid change in East London. A mixture of contemporary photography and oral history will be presented alongside early 20th century photographs as well as other historical material related to the Warner Estate. The exhibition opens on Friday 30th May and runs through Sunday 15th June. To accompany the exhibition, a new limited edition book is also being published and there will be free walks, talks and events throughout.

Friday, May 2, 2014

One World Tour

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Our World Tour: A Photographic Journey Around the Earth by Mario Dirks is a new title from Rocky Nook. In the fall of 2011, camera and lens manufacturer Sigma sent Mario on a yearlong adventure to photograph the most beautiful places on earth. As Sigma’s World Scout, he spent 50 weeks visiting a total of 77 cities, 48 countries, and 6 continents. He took 101 flights and traveled 2,500 miles by foot. The result of his tour is a collection of 347 extraordinary photographs showcasing fascinating destinations and scenic locations from around the globe. The 352-page volume is available for $44.95.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Social Photography

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Social Photography by Daniela Bowker is a new title from Ilex Press. This guide will show you how to create photos that will be clicked on, liked, shared, and go viral. Containing hundreds of posing and shooting ideas, this book will show you how to give your photos aesh look and let you share your life’s most exciting moments wider than ever before, the publisher says. Social Photography will become available in May, priced at $14.99.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Rehearsal of Space & The Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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The Wapping Project Bankside has announced the international premiere of The Rehearsal of Space & the Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite, Edgar Martins’ most anticipated series to date. In 2012, Edgar Martins was granted unparalleled access to ESA and its partners’ programs, including the microgravity, telecommunication, human spaceflight, lunar and Mars exploration programmes. Over the past two years, he has travelled to 20 locations across the UK, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain, Russia, Kazakhstan and French Guyana to shoot in classified facilities such as test centres, robotics departments, space simulators, laboratories, launch sites and platforms, astronaut training centres and satellite assembly rooms. The Rehearsal of Space and The Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite (24x32cm, hardback, clothbound, 184 pp., 86 colour plates, essays by John Gribbin, João Seixas & Sérgio Mah) will be published by La Fabrica/The Moth House in May 2014.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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The Photographer's Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10 is a new title from White Knight Press. In this comprehensive guide book, author Alexander White discusses the RX10's numerous shooting modes as well as its menu options for shooting, playback, setup, and special effects. The book includes complete coverage of the Wi-Fi features of the camera, including the capability to transfer images and videos over a wireless network and to control the camera remotely with a smart device. In three appendices, the book provides information about accessories for the RX10, including cases, external flash units, and microphones, and includes a list of web sites and other resources for further information. The paperback version is available now at a retail price of $25.95 through Amazon.com and other online sellers. It also is available for the Kindle, Nook, and iPad through the normal channels for those formats

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Democratic Desert

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Democratic Desert: The War in Syria by Robert King is a new title from Schilt Publishing. Since February 2012, King has documented a number of human rights violations and war crimes in Syria. “As a photographer it is not my job to aspire towards aesthetically pleasing images of war that are palatable to the public or the photographic community," he says. “I have found, many viewers find it easier to condemn the image maker rather than the perpetrators of war crimes against humanity.” The book contains an essay by British war correspondent Anthony Loyd, and comes with a 25-minute DVD with a documentary made by King during his stay in Syria. The 256-page volume is available for £35 / €40 / $50.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ilex Photo Launches New Photography Books

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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This Spring, Ilex Photo are launching a range of photography books in the US and Canada. The first two titles are The Ilex Introduction to Photography by Haje Jan Kamps - a back-to-basics guide that explains the fundamentals of photography whilst using contemporary examples to illustrate each concept - and The Weekend Photographer by Chris Gatcum. Both volumes are scheduled to be published on 30th March.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Art of Winter: A Photographic Essay

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The Art of Winter: A Photographic Essay is an exquisitely crafted multi-touch eBook authorded by Julie M. Covert. Offering a rich collection of photographs, essays, and videos that celebrate the unique beauty found only in winter; the book has received a bronze medal in the Great Lakes Region, Nonfiction category in the 2013 IPPY Book Awards. The eBook version is available as a free download from iTunes until the end of the month. A hardback edition is also available, priced at $38.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Presidential Picture Stories

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Presidential Picture Stories: Behind the Cameras at the White House is a new book by veteran White House photographer Dennis Brack. From JFK to today, Dennis Brack has photographed the presidents of the United States for Life, Newsweek and Time. "I've worked the White House as a news photographer for about 50 years," he says. " It was time to write the old stories down." And the stories are extraordinary indeed: from coating the wet plates of Mathew Brady to blowing up a brand new hotel with flash powder to using pigeons to carry film; Dennis Brack has a lot to say about how photographers handled the tools of their day. Presidential Picture Stories is available from Amazon priced at $21.24.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Essential Guide to Landscape Photography

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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Experience Seminars have published their latest eBook, The Essential Guide to Landscape Photography. In this book, Nina Bailey takes a look at pure landscape photography and how to get the very best images. Addressing a diverse range of topics from lighting, best times to shoot, getting the colours correct, the use of polarising filters, framing and composition; the eBook has a download price of £4.95 each and is now available from the website below.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs by Henry Carroll is a new title from Laurence King Publishing. Promising to provide "anyone with a digital camera" with the know-how and confidence to replace amateur techniques with professional ones, this guide focuses on five key areas: composition, exposure, light, lenses, and seeing. Illustrated with images from such giants as Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Sebastiao Salgado, and Joel Sternfeld; the book will go on sale in March, priced at $17.95.

Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom 5

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The DAM Book Guide to Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom 5 by Peter Krogh is a follow-up to The DAM Book, Digital Asset Management for Photographers. Integrating text, screenshots, animated flowcharts and workflow videos, this ebook presents a universal method for photo organisation in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. The 208-page publication, which includes seven hours of embedded video, is available for $34.95 from the website below.