Friday, June 15, 2012
Wear Your Face is a new book of photographic portraits of men of varying ages, origin and character brought together in tribute to modern men. The heavy-weight book captures masculinity in the 21st century, showcasing over 200 portraits of men including famous faces such as George Clooney, Robert de Niro, Mickey Rourke, Jose Mourinho, Ryan Gosling and Mick Jagger by 45 iconic international contributors including Rankin, Michel Comte, Lars David Neill, Erwin Wurm, Martin Schoeller and Art Streiber. Rankin, who took part in the project, says: “To me the meaning of Wear your face is best captured by the look in an eye. Whether we are aware of it or not, eyes are what we naturally focus on when we look at faces – they are the real storytellers.” The book is priced at €39.90, with proceeds going to the United Nations Children’s Fund.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A copy of one of the largest books of photographs ever published was sold at Bonhams Book, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs sale. The book is made up of 20 photographic views of Egypt, Sinai and Jerusalem by Francis Frith each print measuring an enormous 30 inches x 21 (77cms x 55). The photographer and photo historian Helmut Gernsheim wrote. “This is the largest book with the biggest, un-enlarged prints ever published”. Originally estimated at £50,000-70,000, the giant book was sold at over £330,000.
Beyond Point-and-Shoot by Darrell Young is now available in the UK. Assuming little to no knowledge of photographic terms, techniques, or technology, this book is intended to help smooth the transition from photographic newbie to “real” photographer who is experienced, in-control, and passionate about their craft. Additionally, the author takes an in-depth look at camera types, lenses, aperture, shutter speed, sensitivity, metering and shooting controls, colour spaces, interpreting histograms and more. The 140-page volume is available for £19.50.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
PhotoShelter has released its 2012 Photography Blog Handbook, a free ebook aimed at photographers interested in launching or improving their blogs. The 41-page PDF offers photographers key insights on how blogging can help market their businesses, grow a following, and bring more potential clients to their websites. “This handbook will show you how to use your blog as an effective marketing platform, a top search engine optimization tool, and a direct extension of your brand,” the company says. You can download your copy of PhotoShelter’s 2012 Photography Blog Handbook by entering your email address at the website below.
Friday, June 1, 2012
AVA Publishing has re-published Basics - Photography 01: Composition by David Präkel. The 184-page volume leads the reader, step-by-step, through the essential elements to consider when composing an image, including viewpoint, perspective, symmetry, scale and balance. Illustrated throughout with 200 classic images from the masters of photography and creative work by contemporary practitioners, including Harry Callahan, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Marc Riboud, David Hockney, Martin Parr, Lu Guang, Claire Martin and Claudia Rogge, the book is available for £23.50/$34.50.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Create Your Own Photo Book by Petra Vogt is a new title from Rocky Nook. 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. Published as an e-book ($16.95) and in printed form ($39.95), Create Your Own Photo Book will be available later this month.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Documentary photographer Juliana Edwards (pictured) has published a powerful photographic record of the east London site that will house the 2012 Olympics. She set out to document the human traces before the future Olympic site was vacated in preparation for construction work to begin. Many of the locations photographed have since been razed to the ground, making the book an important historical record. Juliana Edwards says: “I had a sense of elation when London won the 2012 Olympics and immediately wanted to capture the area as it was. I have an intimate connection with the Olympic site, having lived in housing in Temple Mills Lane and Clays Lane which has now been demolished to make way for the Olympic Village. People’s idea of permanence is usually based on the premise that bricks, mortar and concrete will be there forever, but here in this part of east London, all of a sudden they are not.” Copies of ‘2012: The Place That Was’ can be ordered from Amazon UK for £30.
Monday, May 21, 2012
A Moment: Master Photographers - Portraits by Michael Somoroff is a new title from Damiani. From 1977 to 1983, Michael Somoroff, then a gifted young New York photographer in his twenties, had the privilege of photographing some of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, including Brassaï, Elliot Erwitt, Andreas Feininger, Ralph Gibson, André Kertész, Duane Michals, Arnold Newman, Helmut Newton, and Jacques Henri Lartigue, among others. The prints and negatives remained in storage for decades until just recently several colleagues saw them, felt they were important, and convinced Michael to share them with the world. A Moment: Master Photographers will go on sale in September 2012.
Friday, May 18, 2012
O’Reilly has released a new book entitled, “Photoshop CS6 - The Missing Manual” by Lesa Snider. “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 is available for $49.99 in printed format. An e-book edition is also available, priced at $39.99.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
In the book, Up and Down Peachtree, Martin Parr presents a complete photographic collection of his work done in USA. The target of his American journey is Atlanta, Georgia, and the title of the book is taken from Atlanta’s main thoroughfare, Peachtree Street, around which the city was born and grew. The international edition of Up and Down Peachtree ($40/€30/£25), published by Contrasto, will accompany an exhibition of the same title running from 9 June until 2 September 2012 at the High Museum in Atlanta.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Winning entries from the 2011 Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) are going on display at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London from June 22nd to August 19th 2012. The free-to-view exhibition - open daily (including bank holidays) - offers a visual journey around the globe, through the eyes of the hugely talented amateur and professional photographers who beat entrants from over 90 countries to take the top places in the awards. Visitors will also be the first to have the opportunity to buy the beautiful new Travel Photographer of the Year portfolio book (£25), Journey Four. This will contain not just the TPOTY-winning images on show at this year’s exhibition, but also the 2010-winning images.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Christopher Walker Art has announced a major solo exhibition for new artist Nicky Taylor at The Strand Gallery, London from June 11th-17th. “The title [The Return to Beauty] is close to the Artist’s heart, as it represents a rebellion against what he sees as the monopoly of ‘fashionable,’ ‘shock photography,’’ which limits its subject matter to the grotesque and the shocking, the ugly, or the perverted,” the organisers say. “The viewer of Nicky Taylor’s work is lifted out of the urban environment to confront the awesome majesty of Nature. Explore the Salkantay trail to Savage Mountain in South America, rising to 20,000 feet above sea level, or plunge down into the depths of the ocean to experience the depths, and the almost alien like creatures that it supports.” The Strand Gallery is located at 32 John Adam Street,London WC2N 6BP. The exhibition is accompanied by the release of an 11” x 8.5” coffee table book of the same title, featuring 75 full colour photographs..
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
In June 2012, Aperture will release a newly expanded and updated reissue of Lynne Cohen’s first monograph, Occupied Territory. “In the nearly twenty years of work contained in the book, Cohen turns her view camera toward classrooms, science laboratories, testing facilities, waiting rooms, and other interior spaces where function triumphs over aesthetics,” the publisher says. “In cool, functional offices, futuristic reception areas, lifeless party rooms, escapist motel rooms, and haunting killing chambers, Cohen surveys a society of surface, contradiction, and social engineering.” The 144-page hardback includes 102 duotone images and sells for $60/£40.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Beyond Point-and-Shoot by Darrell Young is a new title from Rocky Nook. Assuming little to no knowledge of photographic terms, techniques, or technology, this book is intended to help smooth the transition from photographic newbie to “real” photographer who is experienced, in-control, and passionate about their craft. Additionally, the author takes an in-depth look at camera types, lenses, aperture, shutter speed, sensitivity, metering and shooting controls, colour spaces, interpreting histograms and more. You can pre-order the print edition for $29.95 or buy the electronic version now for $13.95.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
White Knight Press has just released the Photographer’s Guide to the Fujifilm X10 e-book, with a paperback edition scheduled for a late April launch. This book, a complete guide to the operation and features of the Fujifilm X10 digital camera, is a follow-up to the author’s earlier guides to advanced compact digital cameras, including the Fujifilm X100 as well as models by Leica, Panasonic, Canon, and Nikon. The new book explains all operations, features, menus, and controls of the Fujifilm X10 camera in clear language, providing guidance not only about how to accomplish things with the camera, but when and why to use certain features. The guide’s more than 200 photographs, almost all in full colour, provide illustrations of the camera’s controls and menus, and include examples of the various types of photographs that can be taken using the many creative settings of the camera. The 338-page book is available now in PDF format for download for $9.95 through the website below.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The second, revised edition of Mike Hagen’s book, The Nikon Creative Lighting System, is now available in the UK. Updated to include information on the new Nikon SB-700 and SB-910 flash guns, this guide teaches all the steps required to achieve consistent and satisfying flash photos. Also included is a chapter showing system configuration so readers can duplicate the desired results on their own. The 312-page volume is available for £30.99.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Rocky Nook is releasing a second, revised edition of Mike Hagen’s book, The Nikon Creative Lighting System. Updated to include information on the new Nikon SB-700 and SB-910 flash guns, this guide teaches all the steps required to achieve consistent and satisfying flash photos. Also included is a chapter showing system configuration so readers can duplicate the desired results on their own. The Nikon Creative Lighting System can be preordered for $39.95 at the website below.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Rocky Nook’s newest title, Mastering the Fuji X100 by Michael Diechtierow, is now available in the United Kingdom. Released to the US market less than a month ago, this book guides readers through the features and capabilities of the Fujifilm X100, teaching readers about optimising focus, influencing dynamic range, which film simulation is best, and much more. The 192-page volume is available in the UK for £22.99.
Starting Your Career as a Photo Stylist is a new title from Allworth Press. This guide, written by Susan Linnet Cox, provides readers with in-depth information on fashion styling, food styling, and six other areas of specialisation. Interviews with seasoned professionals offer personal insights into what it takes to thrive in the industry, and the accompanying business forms will help stylists get a head start on building their businesses. The 256-page paperback will be available from April, priced at $19.95.
Friday, March 9, 2012
How to Create a Successful Photography Business by award-winning pro photographer Elizabeth Etienne is a new book from Allworth Press. Covering everything from expenses, pricing, and profits to client relations, branding, and marketing; the author reveals a number of insider tips that can help you build a flourishing photography business. The 240-page paperback is available for $19.95.