Category: Books

Monday, May 12, 2014

Warner Estate Social History Photography Project

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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

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Data Protection for Photographers

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Data Protection for Photographers by Patrick H. Corrigan is a new title from Rocky Nook. Explaining current data protection and storage technologies in everyday terms, this book offers critical information about the best hardware, software, procedures, and practices for storing and preserving images and other data. The 176-page volume is available for $32.95. 

Friday, February 7, 2014

How Photographs Are Sold

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How Photographs Are Sold: Stories and Examples of How Fine Art Photographers Sell Their Work by Alain Briot is a new title from Rocky Nook. The book features first-hand contributions from several successful photographers who earn a living from their artwork, as well as accounts from others who sell their artwork to further their passion. Alain also includes numerous lessons learned from his personal experiences selling his fine art photographs. The 192-page volume is available for $36.95.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Brassaï: For the Love of Paris

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The book Brassaï: For the Love of Paris explores the renowned Hungarian photographer’s profound devotion to all aspects of his favorite city, and how in return, his work has served to shape Parisian identity. "Celebrating the enduring romance of the city with images of elegant window-shoppers on the rue de Rivoli, coal workers along the banks of the Seine, and the pure majesty of Parisian monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, this book will be a welcome addition to any Francophile’s library," the publisher says. The 256-page volume will be available from April for $50.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Afghanistan: On the Bounce

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Afghanistan: On the Bounce is a new title featuring photographs by Robert Cunningham. "Through glossy photos, pull-out literature, and writings by Steven Hartov, readers start from the outset of servicemembers’ deployment and finish not only with the servicemembers’ heartfelt return, but with a deeper understanding of their experience in Afghanistan," the publisher says. Cunningham took 55,000 photographs over his time as an embedded photographer, and the book features the very best of his work. The 162-page volume is available now, priced at $40.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Finding the Light

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Finding the Light is a new ebook by photographer Audrey Woulard. Released as part of her Enlightenment series. this ebook serves as a reference guide for photographers who are interested in Audrey Woulard's technique in finding the exquisite light that is seen in all of her portraits. She has pull back explanations on how she utilises her surroundings to achieve perfect exposure straight out of the camera. Alongside her other ebooks, Finding the Light can be purchased at the website below.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Footprint Travel Photography - Second Edition

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The second edition of Steve Davey's book, Footprint Travel Photography, will go on sale in the United States on 1st February. "I am really proud of this book and how it has turned out," Steve says. "The first edition was very well received, and I can confidently say that the second edition is a vast improvement in every way." The book is already available in the iBookstore and a Kindle edition is coming soon. The 320-page volume will retail for $29.95 in the US and is priced at £19.99 in the UK.

Friday, January 17, 2014

EarthArt - Colours of the Earth

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The new book, EarthArt - Colours of the Earth, features the stunning aerial photographs of Bernhard Edmaier. Taken with Hasselblad cameras, many of the images are also featured in the current issue of VICTOR Magazine. "Bernhard has been in the skies actively looking for scenes that demonstrate the rich diversity of the planet's natural colours, such as the blue colour of water and ice, the variegated greens of vegetation, the many shades of yellow, orange, red and brown of rocks and desert sand, the white and grey of glaciers and the surprising colour spectrum of volcanoes," Hasselblad says. "Ultimate quality has always been fundamental to his work, hence the need for a Hasselblad: having started out with analogue, Bernhard switched to the H System in 2007 and now works an H5D-60." The book is currently available from Amazon for £24.77.

Mastering the Nikon D610

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Mastering the Nikon D610 by Darrell Young is a new title from Rocky Nook. Guiding readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments; colour illustrations, and detailed how, when and why explanations for each option; this book explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual. The 568-page volume retails for $39.95.