Friday, April 26, 2013
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
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: 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 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 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: 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
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 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
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 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
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.
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
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.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Blurb has partnered with Samsung to power world-wide book and magazine print production utilising the Story Album feature of the new Samsung Galaxy S4. The pre-installed Story Album offers auto-generated layouts that instantly convert into “print-worthy publications,” meaning that users of the Samsung Galaxy S4 can automatically create professional quality print photo books and magazines seamlessly from their camera phone images. “People love the convenience and immediacy of camera phone imagery, but they also prize the beauty and permanence of print media,” said Eileen Gittins, Blurb’s CEO and Founder. “By combining the remarkable image quality that the Galaxy S4 offers with the easy production of books and magazines that Blurb brings, everyone gets the best of digital and analogue.” For more information visit the website below.
Thames & Hudson is set to publish a new book entitled “famous,” a photographic expedition through the world of celebrity. Expected to be released in May, the book spans 40 years of legendary figures as they invite or avoid the inevitable attention of the camera. Photojournalists Bruno Mouron and Pascal Rostain, who first collaborated in the 1970s for Paris Match and later founded the photo agency Sphinx, captured the tension between performance and vulnerability, distance and tangibility, fiction and reality, transforming each photo into an inquiry into the function celebrity serves in our culture. The 195-page paperback will retail for $34.95.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Places I Remember: My Time with the Beatles by Henry Grossman is a new title from Curvebender Publishing. For over four decades, the vast majority of Grossman’s Beatles archive has been tucked away, awaiting rediscovery. Now, for the first time ever, over 1,000 of these images – most of which have never been published or even seen – are finally being made available in Places I Remember: My Time With the Beatles, published in a limited quantity of 1,200 numbered copies, the first 250 signed by the photographer. “This new book is the best of my many Beatles photographs,” says Grossman. “I’m happy to share some of my favourite work and thoughts on those scenes. These are souvenirs of places I remember and some very memorable friends.” Retailing for $495, Places I Remember can be purchased directly through the publisher’s website. The copies signed by the photographer are priced at $795 each.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
58 North has announced that the free iPad digital photo book app, Pholium, now offers the highest-quality hardbound photo book printing capabilities. By including QR codes in Pholium photo quality printed books, viewers can experience the same interactive sound and video contained in the eBooks. When a user hovers over a QR code with any smartphone or tablet, they are instantly directed to the multimedia content. “Printed photo books are great, but they are limited to whatever is on the page,” said Robert Sinclair, co-founder of 58 North. “With this update, we’re giving life to printed photo books and allowing our users to tell and share a richer story through multimedia assets.” The lay-flat printed Pholium books are available with glossy or matte finished image wrap covers and can contain up to 158 photos, audio captions and video links. The up to 80-page printed books start at $42 (8-inch) and $47 (10-inch). Shipping is included.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The 2013 Kolor Panobook Contest, a major panoramic photography competition, is now open for entries. Interested readers have until 31st March to submit their best panoramic images to the competition, which will be judged by professional photographers Thomas Bredenfeld, Nicolas Mériau and Henry Stuart. Just like in 2011 and 2012, the best entries will be published in a beautiful hardcover book. For more information and to enter, visit the website below.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Everyday Objects / Cultural Treasures by Vadim Gushchin is a new title from Schilt Publishing. ‘An ode to the Russian Suprematist tradition, Gushchin’s photography reveals the fundamental duality of culture: the abstract nature of objects in it and the specificity of colour,’ the publisher says. “Gushchin offers us an image of the object that moves away from the banal mythology of the commodity. His photographs show us that fine line beyond which the ideal object mutates into a household item.” The 96-page volume is available for £45/$60/€50.
Friday, February 8, 2013
A new and revised edition of The New Art of Photographing Nature by Art Wolfe and Martha Hill is going on sale on 4th April. Against a backdrop of more than 250 photographs of nature, wildlife, and landscapes, they share insights and advice about what works and what doesn’t, and how small changes can take an image from ordinary to extraordinary. Throughout, all-new tips from digital imaging expert Tim Grey show readers how to make the most of digital technology, whether by choosing the right colour space, understanding sensor size, or removing distracting elements in post-processing. The 224-page paperback is priced at $29.99.