Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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: 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
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’ 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 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: 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 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 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: 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 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
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 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.
Anna Fox – Resort 1 is a new title from Schilt Publishing. or two years British photographer Anna Fox documented holiday culture at the iconic Butlin’s resort in the seaside town of Bognor Regis, West-Sussex. Butlin’s is a British institution and an established cultural phenomenon, with a very particular character, history and identity. Shot using large-format, Fox's deeply saturated colour photographs provide a fascinating update to a holiday icon most often associated with the golden era of British seaside culture, in contrast to the popular themed adult weekends now on offer and which will be the subject of Resort 2, the second book by Anna Fox planned to be published in 2014. The 104-page volume will be available for £45 | $60 | €50 from 31st October.
The Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 II: Getting the Most from Sony’s Pocketable Digital Camera is a new title from White Knight Press. This guide book explains all operations, features, menus, and controls of the Sony DSC-RX100 II camera, providing information about how to accomplish things with the camera as well as when and why to use certain features. More than 400 photographs illustrate the camera’s controls and menus and include examples of the photographs that can be taken using the RX100 II’s many options. In addition, the book goes beyond the realm of everyday photography with introductions to topics such as infrared photography, street photography, astrophotography, digiscoping, and macro photography. The book is available as a 455-page paperback for $25.95, and as an e-book priced at $9.99.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Husband and wife team Anthony Epes and Diana Bird are marking the launch of their new book, Paris at Dawn, and a revised edition of their first volume, London at Dawn, with a unique exhibition at St Pancras International. Taking place from 16-30 October 2013, the exhibition will portray two cities in a way rarely seen by its inhabitants – at dawn. The book launch will coincide with the opening of the exhibition on 16 October 2013, and both volumes will be available from Foyles bookshops in London and online at the website below, priced at £20 each.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Founded by Francis Atterbury, Artisan Books is a new company utilising HP Indigo printing technology to produce affordable high-end books for creatives. One of the first books to be printed by the company is a collection of portraits by British photographer John Swannell.“I wanted to produce something really special that looks expensive and luxurious, and the book that encapsulates my latest portraits not only needed to capture the essence of the photography itself, but reflect the same high quality standards I hold for the original pieces,” said Swannell. “The newly established Artisan Books enabled me to create a beautifully printed, hand-finished book that showcases my work perfectly. I am really pleased with the whole look and feel of the book, it is better than I ever expected!”
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Anna Fox – Resort 1 is a new title from Schilt Publishing. For two years British photographer Anna Fox documented holiday culture at the iconic Butlin’s resort in the seaside town of Bognor Regis, West-Sussex. Butlin’s is a British institution and an established cultural phenomenon, with a very particular character, history and identity. Shot using large-format, Fox's deeply saturated colour photographs provide a fascinating update to a holiday icon most often associated with the golden era of British seaside culture, in contrast to the popular themed adult weekends now on offer and which will be the subject of Resort 2, the second book by Anna Fox planned to be published in 2014. The 104-page volume is available for £45 | $60 | €50.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Vietnam: The Real War - A Photographic History by the Associated Press is a new title from Abrams Books. Collected in this book are images that tell the story of the war that left a deep and lasting impression on American life. From Malcolm Browne's photograph of the burning monk to Nick Ut's picture of a nine-year-old running from a napalm attack to Eddie Adams's photograph of the execution of a Viet Cong prisoner, this book contains the pictures that both recorded and made history, taken by unbelievably courageous photojournalists. The book publishes tomorrow 1st October in recognition of the 50th anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative, and is accompanied by an exhibition at Steven Kasher Gallery.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Photoshop Elements 12: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage is a new title from O'Reilly Media. “With candid, jargon-free advice and step-by-step guidance, you’ll get the most out of Elements for everything from sharing and touching-up photos to fun print and online projects,” the publisher says. The 648-page volume is available for $44.99 in printed format or $35.99 as an ebook. You can buy both versions in a bundle for $49.49.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Mastering the Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1 by Rico Pfirstinger is a new title from Rocky Nook. The book guides you through the features and capabilities of these cameras, allowing you to will discover numerous tips and tricks for how to maximize their potential. Lenses and key accessories are also covered in detail. The 284-page volume sells for $29.95.