Category: Books

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

David Noton: The Composition Tutorials

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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David Noton has released his newest photography ebook, entitled The Composition Tutorials for Photographers. In this book, David leads his readers through a series of 16 tutorials that will provide a thorough creative and practical grounding in achieving composition with impact. A breath-taking selection of David’s beautifully crafted images accompanies the practical instruction throughout to clearly illustrate the techniques being discussed, and a unique composition checklist is provided in the form of a stunning image gallery. Available as an iBook from iTunes, or as a PDF directly from David's website, David Noton: The Composition Tutorials sells for £9.99.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Photographer’s Guide to the Canon PowerShot S110

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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The Photographer’s Guide to the Canon PowerShot S110: Getting the Most from Canon’s Pocketable Digital Camera is a new title from White Knight Press. This guide book explains all operations, features, menus, and controls of the Canon PowerShot S110 camera, providing information about how to accomplish things with the camera as well as when and why to use certain features. More than 300 photographs, almost all in full color, illustrate the camera’s controls and menus and include examples of the photographs that can be taken using the S110’s many options. In addition, the book goes beyond the realm of everyday photography with introductions to topics such as infrared photography, street photography, and using the raw format. The book is available as a 411-page paperback for $24.95, and as an e-book priced at $9.99.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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GIMP 2.8 for Photographers by Klaus Goelker is a beginner’s guide to the world's most advanced open-source image editing application. A powerful, multi-platform solution running on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, GIMP 2.8 is a fairly complex proposition. This book guides users through the new user interface and tools, the basics of image editing and simple adjustments, advanced techniques using layers and masks, developing raw images, working with the improved text tool, and preparing high-quality black-and-white images. The most important editing functions are presented in individual, easy-to-follow "workshops." Published by Rocky Nook, the 400-page volume is available for $39.95.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Moleskine Classic Landscape Photo Book

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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Moleskine has added a brand new format to its print-on-demand service. Joining the existing formats of Moleskine Photo Books, Photo Books plus and Photo Albums, the new Classic Landscape Photo Book measures 23.5x18.8cm and features open-flat stitched binding, rounded corners, elastic closure and the signature expandable back pocket. Each page in the Classic Landscape Photo Book is made of Italian ivory-coloured paper. The book has 96 pages (expandable to 120), with shipping scheduled to start on 15th June. Those who pre-order a Classic Landscape Photo Book now will receive a complimentary copy of Moleskine's Classic Notebook.

Pricing Your Work: Corporate & Industrial Photography

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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PhotoShelter has released a new guide entitled "Pricing Your Work: Corporate & Industrial Photography." Written by Wonderful Machine's CEO Bill Cramer, this new guide includes rips on what to charge for corporate and industrial shoots, how to find clients and get smart with contracts, plus the main factors that influence the value of an assignment. You can claim your copy of  the ebook by registering your email address at the website below.

Website: PHOTOSHELTER

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Unsettled/Desasosiego

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books, Photographers
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A new book by award-winning photojournalist Donna De Cesare depicts the devastating effects of decades of war and gang violence on the lives of youths in Central America. In this bilingual book Unsettled/Desasosiego, De Cesare’s evocative images put a face to those youths making a choice, or being caught up in gang violence through circumstance. More than a photographic treatise, Unsettled/Desasosiego is a memoir of De Cesare’s decades as a war photojournalist traveling and living in Central America. The 184-page hardback is available for $65.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Photographer’s Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P520

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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White Knight Press has released its newest camera guide book, Photographer’s Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P520: Getting the Most from Nikon’s Superzoom Digital Camera. This 402-page book is a complete guide to the operation and features of the Nikon Coolpix P520. 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. In addition, the book goes beyond the realm of everyday photography, and provides introductions to more advanced topics such as infrared photography, street photography and macro photography. The book is available now for $9.95 in PDF format for download through the website below. A paperback version will be available for $24.95 from Amazon by early May.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Blurb Launches Designer Collection Templates

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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Blurb has launched its new Designer Collection, a series of free-to-use book templates that promise to "instantly transform simple photo books into professionally designed and beautiful productions." Users can choose from a series of six versatile templates to quickly and easily create a Small Square (7"x7") book. Additional customisation options allow book-makers to play around with photos, add captions, include personal messages, and easily switch between templates without having to start again. The Designer Collection templates have been created exclusively for Blurb by acclaimed designer and photographer Laura Brunow Miner, founder of Pictory, an online photography magazine. The templates are free to use, while the books start from £8.99. To get started with creating your own instant photo book with the Designer Collection templates, visit the website below.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Lee Friedlander: The Nudes - A Second Look

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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Now available from D.A.P., Lee Friedlander's Nudes: A Second Look includes several images that were not published in the first edition. "The Nudes significantly expands on the Cape edition (itself long out of print), with a total of 84 nudes, plus a new layout and design by Katy Homans and new separations by Thomas Palmer," the publisher says. "As such, it offers the most lavish presentation of this key series in Friedlander's massive oeuvre." The book is available for $49.95.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Photographic Visions

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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Photographic Visions: Inspiring Images and How They Were Made is a new title from Rocky Nook. To create this volume, the curators of the online gallery 1x.com selected 95 stunning photographs from the thousands of images found on their website. Each photo is accompanied by information about the photographer, the vision and story behind the image, and details about the techniques and tools used to capture and process the photo. The 240-page volume is available for $39.95.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories from Iraq

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories from Iraq is a new title from The University of Texas Press. The book will be publishedon Wednesday 15 May 2013 with a launch event at 25CPW Gallery in New York presented by author Michael Kamber, The University of Texas Press and the Overseas Press Club of America. The in-depth interviews presented in Photojournalists at War offer first-person, frontline reports of the war as it unfolded, including key moments such as the battle for Fallujah, the toppling of Saddam's statue, and the Haditha massacre. The photographers vividly describe the often shocking and sometimes heroic actions they and other journalists undertook in trying to cover the war, and the role of the media and issues of censorship that changed as the war intensified. The 288-page, 10"x12" hardback includes 166 black-and-white and colour photographs, and costs $65.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Handbook of Bird Photography

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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The Handbook of Bird Photography by award-winning wildlife photographers Bence Máté, Jari Peltomäki and Markus Varesvuo is a new title from Rocky Nook.Written in an easy-to-follow style, this book offers fresh insight and practical tips that will broaden horizons for nature and bird photographers. The authors share their stories and showcase photographs for which they have received multiple awards in major international wildlife photo competitions. Topics covered include the bird photographer’s equipment, shooting techniques, field knowledge, using light, composition and cropping, the best locations for finding and photographing birds and the most effective ways of promoting and selling your photographs. The 388-page volume is available for $49.95.

From Fleeting to Forever

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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From Fleeting to Forever: A Guide to Enjoying and Preserving Your Digital Photos and Videos is a new e-book that outlines how you can organise a vast and growing collection of photos and how to bring those digital images out of your phone and computer and into the real world in the form of unique products such as prints on glass and bamboo, canvas wall art, 3D prints, photo merchandise and much more. Each chapter combines a comprehensive overview of the subject as well as specific recommendations and links to service providers so that readers can immediately begin creating the products they've been reading about. From Fleeting to Forever: Enjoying & Preserving Your Digital Photos and Videos is available now for $6.99 at Amazon, Sony and Kobo bookstores. It will be available at Barnes and Noble, Apple and other e-book sellers by the end of April.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Hasselblad Releases VICTOR - Photography Book Two

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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The newest issue of Hasselblad’s VICTOR magazine is now available for purchase. This edition has David Hockney revealing a word-exclusive triptych, stylishly reproduced as a complex multiple gatefold, while there’s also an exclusive edit from Steve McCurry of the Pirelli 2013 Calendar, which he photographed in Rio de Janeiro. Also featured in VICTOR - Photography Book Two is Alec Soth, a photographer known for his monochrome exploration of Americana; Guido Argentini, showcasing his exceptional nude studies; and London-based photographer Perou, who has photographed every celebrity in modern culture from Bill Clinton through to Justin Bieber. VICTOR - Photography Book Two is a large-format, hardback, cloth-bound print title priced at £15/€20/US$25. VICTOR is stocked by exclusive magazine shops around the world, and will be available in the EU from 22nd April and the rest of the world from 6th May.

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Minimalist Photographer

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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The Minimalist Photographer by Steve Johnson is a new title from Rocky Nook. In this book, you’ll learn about the equipment and workflow of a minimalist photographer as Johnson discusses the strengths and weaknesses of various types of cameras and explains why the more expensive pieces of equipment are not always the best. He also addresses the importance of lighting and teaches you how to achieve effective lighting without spending a lot of money. The 144-page volume is available for $32.95.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Sony DSC-RX100 Power User Guide

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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The Sony DSC-RX100 Power User Guide is a new PDF e-book optimised for the Apple iPad. The 106-page publication contains 90 illustrations and offers 35 real-world tricks with 50 inspiring examples. Written by Eckehart Röscheisen, the guide is available on iTunes for $8.99.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Mastering the Nikon D600

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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Mastering the Nikon D600 by Darrell Young is a new title from Rocky Nook. This book explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual, the publisher claims. It guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles. The 568-page volume is available for $40.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Photographer’s Guide on Copyright

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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PhotoShelter has partnered with ASMP to release their latest guide, The Photographer’s Guide on Copyright. Filled with insights and resources, the guide features in-depth interviews that will help photographers navigate U.S. copyright law, register their images and protect their work from infringement. You can download The Photographer’s Guide on Copyright from the website below.

Website: Photoshelter

Focal Press Releases Two New Photography Books

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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Focal Press has announced the upcoming release of two new books for entry-level photographers by acclaimed author and travel photographer, Michael Freeman. “Digital Image Editing & Special Effects” ($24.95) is a tactical guide that walks readers through the basics of image processing to the powerful capabilities of today’s photo-editing software; “Black & White Photography Field Guide” ($15.95) is Freeman’s latest addition to Focal Press’ Field Guide series, offering advice on lighting, shooting, conversion and post-production. Both new books are currently available for pre-order and will be on shelves at major book stores by 15th May.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books, Competitions
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The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation has unveiled the shortlisted entries for its annual photo book awards. Established in 1985, the KKF Book Awards are the UK’s leading prizes for books published in the fields of photography and the moving image and the two winners share a £10,000 prize.  “The judges have shortlisted books ranging from heavy tomes to small paperbacks, each with outstanding pictorial and literary content and exceptional production,” the foundation said in a statement. The shortlisted books include Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s by Kate Bush, Billy Monk by Billy Monk and War / Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath by Anne Wilkes Tucker, Will Michels and Natalie Zest. The Best Moving Image Book Award winner will be chose from the following entries: 39 Steps to the Genius of Hitchcock by James Bell, First Films of the Holocaust: Soviet Cinema and the Genocide of the Jews, 1938-46 by Jeremy Hicks and Hollywood Costume by Deborah Nadoolman Landis. The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation was established in 1985 by Andor Kraszna-Krausz (pictured), the Hungarian founder of the influential publishing house Focal Press.