Category: Books

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.

Anna Fox – Resort 1

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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.

Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 II

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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

London and Paris at Dawn

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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

Artisan Books to Utilise Latest HP Indigo Printing Technology

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mastering the Nikon D7100

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Mastering the Nikon D7100 by Darrell Young is a new title from Rocky Nook. This book 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 560-page volume sells for $39.95.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Portfolio Three

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Portfolio Three is a new publication from the Royal Photographic Society (RPS), showcasing the best of photography and imaging science associated with The Society over the past three years. Feature articles describe the 1826 Niépce plates in The Society’s Collection, photographic science and a celebration of The Society’s 160th anniversary; plus spotlights on areas of The Society’s activities including its special interest groups, regions and chapters. The book also contains interviews and photography from renowned photographers honoured by The Society: Jason Bell, Joe Cornish, Ken Lennox, Bob Martin, Rinko Kawauchi, Joel Meyerowitz and Albert Watson. The 240-page volume is available from the RPS at the website below, priced at £45 + postage.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Cities at Dawn on Kickstarter

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Diana Bird and Anthony Epes have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the publication of two new photography books, London at Dawn (revised edition) and Paris at Dawn. "We have paid for half the printing costs and are now looking to raise the other half," the authors say. "If the campaign is successful we will then be exhibiting the project and launching the books at St Pancras Station in October." If you are interested in making a contribution, visit the website below.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Learning to Photograph – Volumes 1 and 2

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Learning to Photograph by Cora and Georg Banek is a new title from Rocky Nook. Sold separately, Volumes 1 and 2 give photographers essential information about technique and design as well as an understanding of the big concepts of photography. In the first volume, the authors focus on the basics of camera technology: optics and exposure; while the second volume addresses visual design and composition. Topics covered include managing light, colour and its effects, sharpness and blur, shapes and lines, and more. Each volume sells for $39.95.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Landscapes in Lightroom 5

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Landscapes in Lightroom 5: The Essential Step-by-Step Guide is a new title by landscape photographer Michael Frye. In this new ebook, he presents a multimedia, hands-on learning experience, taking you step-by-step through processing your photos in Lightroom. In addition, you can download the original raw files used as examples in the book, and then follow along with each step yourself. And when you purchase the ebook, you get exclusive access to eight videos demonstrating different aspects of Lightroom’s Develop Module, like using the Adjustment Brush, Spot Removal Tool, and Point Curve, advanced retouching in Lightroom, and much more. The 87-page PDF ebook is available for $14.95.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Canon EOS 6D: The Guide to Understanding and Using Your Camera

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Canon EOS 6D: The Guide to Understanding and Using Your Camera is a new title from Rocky Nook. In this richly illustrated book—with easy-to-follow screenshots and example images throughout—author James Johnson covers everything from basic camera features to advanced photographic options. Readers will be introduced to the 6D’s built-in GPS and Wi-Fi capabilities. Also covered is the effective use of the camera’s hardware (and some software) as well as certain related accessories. The 280-page volume is priced at $39.95.

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Art of iPhone Photography

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The Art of iPhone Photography by Bob Weil and Nicki Fitz-Gerald is a new title from Rocky Nook. The book explores how 45 of today's most creative iPhonegraphers from around the world conceived, composed, and edited some of their finest and best-known pieces—all in their own words. In addition, it includes explanations for the practical use of nearly a hundred photography apps that you can use to take, edit and share photos with your iPhone. The 352-page volume is available for $44.95.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Photographing Women: 1,000 Poses

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Photographing Women: 1,000 Poses is a beautiful yet very practical ebook authored by fashion photographer Eliot Siegel. Designed to inspire photographers and models alike, the book's poses are organised by type including standing, sitting, reclining, crouching, kneeling, and dynamic poses, as well as head and shoulder shots and expressions. For selected images, Siegel includes a lighting diagram as well as a detailed explanation of why a pose works, or why it doesn't. Normally priced at $43.99, Photographing Women: 1,000 Poses is now available for $12.99. This limited-time offer is valid until 17 August 2013.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Elliott Erwitt’s Kolor

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Elliott Erwitt's Kolor is a new title from teNeues. The 448-page hardback includes 250 carefully selected colour photographs from Erwitt's vast archive of slides shot on Kodachrome and Ektachrome film stock. "Dating back as far as the 1950s, Erwitt’s lens has captured rare, iconic moments with the likes of Marilyn Monroe in that famous white halter dress over the subway grate, and portraits of Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, and John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office, among others," the publisher says. "Evocative and diverse, this collection presents the most special of his color photographs and is a historical account of the world for the last half of the 20th century." The book is available from September, priced at $125.

Monday, August 5, 2013

CEWE Photobook Named Number One on The Gadget Show

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Channel 5’s The Gadget Show has crowned CEWE Photobook number one in its 2013 photo book review. In the test, ten brands were compared like for like before the panel decided on the first, second and third place. Sarah Brockhusrt, marketing manager at CEWE, comments: “We are absolutely thrilled that CEWE Photobook has been recognised in such a prestigious manner on prime time show The Gadget Show. We pride ourselves on producing high quality hand-finished books which are simple to create and the judges were clearly impressed with this."

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Sony Alpha NEX-6: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide

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The Sony Alpha NEX-6: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide by Brian Matsumoto and Carol F. Roullard is a new title from Rocky Nook. This book guides the reader through the camera features with step-by-step instructions for setting menu commands, and explains how, when, and why these adjustments are needed. The informative text is illustrated with screenshots and example images throughout, making it easy to follow along. The 328-page volume is available for $34.95