Category: Books

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.

Monday, January 13, 2014

From Tokyo to New York in 90 Photographs

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From Tokyo to New York in 90 Photographs is a new photography ebook by Corrado Formentini. The book brings together 90 photographs which allow the reader to embark on a journey that starts from Tokyo, leads through some of the most typical and characteristic parts of Japan to finally reach the heart of New York in Manhattan. "The pictures made ​​in Japan show us the union between tradition and modernity," the author says. "In Tokyo these two aspects coexist in harmony and symbiosis." The photographs shot in NYC aim to show the human face of a city that may seem intimidating at first sight. The Kindle edition of the bilingual (Italian/English) publication can be purchased from Amazon for $7.61.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Hasselblad VICTOR Photography Book Edition 3

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Edition Three of Hasselblad's VICTOR Photography Book is now available for purchase. As with the previous two editions the line-up of photographers being featured is awesome: David Lynch, Matthias Koslik, Andy Rudak, Bernhard Edmaier, Alisha Goldstein, Laurent Segretier, Timothy Hogan, Derek Kendall, Klaus Thymann, John Robert Rowland, Morgan Fisher and Brad Harris. While the format remains the same this time round the mix of text and images has changed a little, with even more emphasis now being placed on the visuals. The publication is available for €20/£15/US$25 at newsstand.co.uk and all Hasselblad subsidiaries in the UK, Germany, US, France and Japan.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Shooting Shallow

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FlixelPix has published a new 38 page guide to depth-of-field. The ‘Shooting Shallow' ebook takes photographers through the concept of depth-of-field as well as addressing the application of 'shooting shallow'. Divided into three sections. Concepts, Camera and Practice, the ebook explains the concepts of depth of field and bokeh, teaches readers about the theory and application of DOF, and provides a number of tips and practical examples. The 'Shooting Shallow' ebook costs $5, but you can get a 20% discount by using the coupon code shooting at checkout. This offer is valid until 30 December 2013.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Mastering Photoshop Layers

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Mastering Photoshop Layers: A Photographer’s Guide by Jürgen Gulbins is a new title from Rocky Nook. The book teaches readers about building and working with multiple layers, creating and using layer masks, using layers to retouch your images, blending modes, Smart Objects/Filters, timesaving shortcuts, and much more. The 300-page volume is available for $44.95. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Kolor Panobook 2013 Now Available

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The Kolor Panobook 2013 is a new book containing the best entries from this year's Kolor panoramic photography contest. This 240-page hardback offers breathtaking landscapes, cityscapes, beaches, buildings, people, and street scenery, taken by day and by night. The book is available for €34,90 at the website below.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Take Great Digital Pictures in 24 Hours

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‘Take Great Digital Pictures in 24 Hours’ is a new book by established London advertising and art photographer David Fairman. Fairman’s combined strategies will build the reader’s understanding and confidence to take consistently better photographs time after time, the publisher says. The book will guide the reader through the learning stage over 24 hours, as well as introduce them to appreciating stunning images from top photographers. ‘Take Great Digital Pictures in 24 Hours’ goes on sale this Saturday in the UK.

Mastering the Nikon Coolpix A

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Mastering the Nikon Coolpix A by Darrell Young is a new ebook from Rocky Nook. Exploring the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual, this ebook guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments, colour illustrations and detailed explanations for each option. The 375-page ebook is available for $12.95.

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Traveling Photographer

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The Traveling Photographer: A Guide to Great Travel Photography by Sandra Petrowitz is a new title from Rocky Nook. In this 224-page volume, the author combines theoretical information, practical advice, and helpful suggestions for taking successful pictures while travelling - whether you are exploring an exotic location, enjoying your annual summer vacation, or simply visiting your local park. Beautifully illustrated with photographs from all over the world, this guide is on sale now, priced at $32.95,

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Rory’s Club

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Rory’s Club is a new, full colour hardback book documenting the life and times of Rory McIlroy MBE, one of Northern Ireland’s most popular sporting heroes. With a personal foreword by Rory and hitherto unpublished photographs supplied from private family collections, Rory’s Club explores the early developments of the game and the unfolding career of one of our most popular golfing icons, featuring over 180 photographs from Rory’s early years to the present day. The 128-page hardback can be purchased online for £20 (+£3.95 P&P) at the website below.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Journey Five

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Journey Five is the latest book of award-winning images from the international Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) awards. Compact enough to fit into a Christmas stocking, yet elegant enough to be a special gift, ‘Journey Five’ contains over 120 images and features the stories behind many of the photographs. These are the images which attracted almost 50,000 people to the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition at London’s Royal Geographical Society earlier this year. Priced at  £7.99 plus P&P, Journey Five is available to order online from the website below.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Capture the Magic

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Capture the Magic: Train Your Eye, Improve Your Photographic Composition by Jack Dykinga is a new title from Rocky Nook. In this book, the author teaches the art of creating interesting, well-composed images. Examples of strong images are juxtaposed against flawed images, illustrating how to create a successful composition. Topics covered include light and shadow, lens choice, framing, negative space, and many more. Filled with 130 full-page colour photographs, the 188-page volume is available for $39.95.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Facing East - Photos from the Heart

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Facing East - Photos from the Heart by photographer Roger Morgan is a new title from Xlibris. In this book, the author presents a collection of photo portraits of the people who live in the shadow of the Himalayas and their extension ranges. The portraits were shot in Sichuan, China during June 2009, in Sichuan and North West Yunnan during May/June 2011, in Ladakh, Northern India during September 2011, in Pakistan during May 2012 and Nepal during October/September of the same year. The 226-page volume is available for AU$55 (hardback version: AU$65). You can also purchase Facing East - Photos from the Heart as an ebook for AU$3.99.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Astronomy Photographer of the Year, Collection 2

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Collins, in partnership with the Royal Observatory Greenwich, has published Astronomy Photographer of the Year, Collection 2. As the official publication for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition 2013, this hardback photography book features all the winning and shortlisted images from the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year, a guide to the competition, as well as the winning photographs from the first four years. The book is available for £25.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Harlem Street Portraits

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Harlem Street Portraits by veteran New York street photographer Harvey Stein is a new title from Schiffer Publishing. This is the sixth monograph by Mr. Stein, and follows his critically acclaimed book on another iconic New York place, Coney Island 40 Years (Schiffer Publishing, 2011). This new volume presents a collection of black and white portraits of the people of Harlem taken over a period of twenty-three years. The photographs are accompanied by essays by African American activist, writer, and teacher, Herb Boyd, and writer and third generation New Yorker, Miss Rosen. The 192-page hardback is available for $45.