Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Photographing Shadow and Light by Joey L. is a new title from Amphoto Books. In this book, Joey lifts the curtain on his approach to portraiture, sharing his personal philosophy and a behind-the-scenes look at 15 different photo sessions. “Featuring more than 85 stunning portraits, detailed lighting diagrams, and a foreword from industry icon David Hobby (aka Strobist), Photographing Shadow and Light shares the creative process behind one of today’s most exciting photography talents, providing serious amateurs and professionals a fresh perspective on creating compelling, professional quality portraits,” the publisher says. Scheduled for a 4th December release, the 176-page paperback carries a list price of $29.99 and is currently available to pre-order from Amazon for $19.39.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Photocrafty by Sue Venables is a new fun and quirky ‘how-to’ book aimed at digital SLR camera users who have yet to venture away from their auto setting. Available from 8th October, the book offers new and exciting ways of making the most of a DSLR, like a photography course which can be taken at the reader’s own time and pace. “What excites me about photography,” says Sue “is that the possibilities are endless – yet most people don’t even begin to explore beyond the basics. I see Photocrafty as an approach, rather than just a book. It’s about embracing the unknown and being a bit experimental. I want people to be saying ‘what would happen if I try that?’ rather than being stuck with the ‘point-and-shoot’ approach to photography.” Published by Punk Publishing, the 224-page paperback is available to pre-order from Amazon UK for £14.95.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Tabletop Photography is a new title from Rocky Nook. Teaching readers all the steps for creating their own tabletop photography studio, author Cyrill Harnischmacher covers a variety of exposure and lighting techniques, and shows how to achieve excellent results using compact flash units. The 144-page volume is available for $24.95/£18.99/€20.00 in printed format, or $11.95 as an ebook. You can buy both the print version and the ebook in a bundle that sells for $27.45.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Hasselblad celebrates this year’s Masters award winners with the unveiling of the Hasselblad Masters Book Vol. 3 - a portfolio collection of the work the award winners created during their tenure as Hasselblad Masters interpreting the theme “Evoke.” All eleven winners will be attending Photokina and will receive their awards at the Hasselblad booth (Hall 2.1, Stand A-021/B-020). The book will be available for €79.90/$95/£65.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Extraordinary Everyday Photography by Brenda Tharp and Jed Manwaring is a new title from Amphoto Books. Encouraging amateur photographers to slow down, open their eyes, and respond to what they see to create compelling images; the authors teach readers how to use composition, available light, colour, and point of view to create stunning photographs in any environment. The 160-page paperback is available for $25.99 through the Random House website.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Mastering the Nikon D800 by Darrell Young is a new title from Rocky Nook. Published in the Nikonians Press series — a joint venture with the Nikonians community —, this book explores the features and capabilities of the Nikon D800 (read review) in detail, surpassing basic user manuals by providing step-by-step menu setting adjustments coupled with illustrations and logical explanations for each option. The 576-page volume is distributed internationally by O’Reilly Media and costs US$39.95.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Photoshop CS6 Unlocked is the must-have handbook for web designers wanting to learn Photoshop CS6. It takes readers through everything they need to get started and then master Photoshop CS6 for their web projects.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Great Photos – Simple Cameras by Bernd Daub is a new title from Rocky Nook. Centred around the idea that with simple camera techniques, traditional film, and some imagination we can create ambitious artwork; the book teaches us how to focus our attention on the motivation behind our chosen image and develop a strong impact without the need for high-tech equipment. The print version of Great Photos – Simple Cameras is now available for pre-order priced at $34.95, with an electronic version selling for $14.95.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Elevate the Everyday: A Photographic Guide to Picturing Motherhood by Tracey Clark is a new title from Focal Press. “Clark draws from her professional experience as a photographer and blogger, as well as her time as a mother, to offer emotional, first-hand accounts as a parent and invaluable photography tips for how to collect casual memories that can often be more meaningful than the oft-photographed momentous occasions in families’ lives,” the publisher says. The 160-page paperback retails for $24.95.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Journey Four is the latest collection of winning images from the international Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) awards. “From intriguing views of the mud mosques and painted villages of West Africa and the colour, passion and mystery of festivals across the continents to the majestic mountain landscapes of Europe and the frozen wilds of the Arctic, ‘Journey Four’ has page after page of stunning photographs that capture everything from broad vistas to quirky details,” the publisher says. Containing more than 220 black-and-white and colour photographs, this elegant hardback sells for £25.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Sixty Tips for Creative iPhone Photography is a new title in Rocky Nook’s edition espresso series. Filled with images that illustrate each tip and technique, the 144-page volume covers “everything from shooting and editing photos using your iPhone’s basic features, to using third-party apps for turning ordinary snapshots into unique and artistic images,” the publisher says. Written by Swedish photographer Martina Holmberg, Sixty Tips for Creative iPhone Photography is available for pre-order, priced at $24.95.
Friday, July 27, 2012
A fully revised and updated new edition of Doug Harman’s international bestseller, The DIgital Photography Handbook, is hitting the shelves this September. In this edition, the author includes the
very latest developments in digital technology - from cutting-edge cameras to up-to-the-minute software. “Featuring fresh new images and a new easy layout, the book will help you achieve stunning results,” the publisher says. “Crammed with professional hints and tips, this revised edition has everything you need to become an accomplished 21st century photographer.” The 224-page paperback will be availabvle from September priced at £7.9.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Digital Kirlian Photography is a new book by John Iovine. Kirlian photography is an alternative photography technique that can produce strikingly beautiful abstract images. “The Digital Kirlian Photography book project is a complete rewriting and updating of my original Kirlian photography book that used film,” the author says. “This new digital photography book will detail the construction of equipment needed to take beautiful kirlian photographs using digital cameras and image processing.” The publication of the book is a crowdfunding project being hosted by Kickstarter. People who help back the project will receive a free book.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Beneath our Feet is a new book by York-based photojournalist Dominic Evans. “This book was shot on the London Underground and documents the existence of people who rely on the system every day,” Evans says. “It looks at the variety of people, their differences and similarities.” Available in both hardback and soft-cover editions, Beneath our Feet is a rich showcase of first-class black-and-white photographs shot almost entirely on Kodak Tri-X film. The book is available now through the Blurb Bookstore.
Website: Blurb Bookstore
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The guide Create Your Own Photo Book by Petra Vogt, is now available in the United Kingdom. Guiding readers through the process of creating a printed and bound collection of photos, this volume covers every step of the process, from selecting a book publishing service all the way through designing and proofing their photo book. You’ll get practical advice on how to work with software provided by services such as Blurb and Picaboo, and will learn about relevant concepts of book design, colour management, and digital printing. The book is available now for £30.99.
The Sony SLT-A77: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide by Carol Roullard and Brian Matsumoto is a new title from Rocky Nook. This guide covers everything from the basics of using the camera’s automatic modes, to the more advanced aperture-priority, shutter-priority, program, and manual exposure modes. You’ll also learn how best to take advantage of features such as the built-in dynamic range optimiser, sweep panorama mode, GPS, colorization modes, facial detection and recognition, multiple shot exposures, and HD video. The 272-page volume can be pre-ordered now for $34.95.
Blurb has announced major improvements to its ebook offering today. The enhanced Adobe InDesign plug-in allows designers and photographers to optimise their ebooks for the iPad using an online editing tool. This new functionality allows users to create ebooks in ‘fixed format’, which ensures they will be recreated identically on the iPad. “We’ve been hearing from our Adobe InDesign users that they want a straightforward way to design and create beautiful books for the iPad that respect their design decisions. So, we are truly delighted to respond with such a rich set of capabilities including the new plug-in for fixed format ebook creation, free online editing tools, plus the ability to sell their ebooks for profit in the Blurb bookstore” said Eileen Gittins, CEO of Blurb.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
O’Reilly’s latest title, Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual by Lesa Snider is now available in the United Kingdom. “This edition features all new screen shots, new and updated practical techniques, as well as a new chapter on video editing,” notes Snider. “It’s simply the most comprehensive yet conversational, Photoshop book on the market and I’m incredibly proud to have it available upon ship date of the software.” The 888-page volume sells for £38.50.
Friday, July 13, 2012
White Knight Press has just released the Photographer’s Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P510: Getting the Most from Nikon’s Superzoom Digital Camera ebook, with a paperback edition scheduled to hit the market on 20th July. This book, a complete guide to the operation and features of the Nikon Coolpix P510, is a follow-up to the author’s earlier guides to advanced compact digital cameras, including the Coolpix P500, the Fujifilm X10 and the Canon PowerShot S100. The new book, like the earlier ones, explains all operations, features, menus, and controls of this superzoom camera in clear language, providing guidance to beginning and intermediate photographers not only about how to accomplish things with the Coolpix P510, but when and why to use certain features. The book is available now for $9.95 in PDF format. The paperback version will be available for $28.95.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tabletop Photography by Cyrill Harnischmacher is a new title from Rocky Nook. In this book, the author guides readers through a variety of exposure and lighting techniques, and covers how to achieve excellent results using small flash units. Topics covered include lighting setups, reflectors, diffusers and other accessories, softboxes and umbrellas, strobe flashes, multi flash exposures, product and food photography, and more. The 144-page volume can be pre-ordered now for $24.95, with an electronic version available for $11.95.