New Image Frontiers–Defining the Future of Photography comes out April 20th. The book reveals past, present and future trends in photography. From hardware to software, aesthetics to documentation, this book discusses current advances in photography and the very latest on current camera models, lenses, software and gallery trends including in-depth interviews of top photographers and others in the business. The book addresses the basics of photography as they are applied to defining the current state of the art and its future. Its use spans a variety of purposes from a guide to shopping for the most suitable camera for beginning to professional photographers to a text for classes in contemporary photography trends. A FAQ for the book is pasted below.
The Digital Landscape Photography book by John and Barbara Gerlach provides professional insight on everything the digital landscape photographer needs such as accessories and lenses, exposure from shutter speed and other common mistakes, shooting light and its importance, composing your perfect photo, printing, and a special section on specific subjects such as waterfalls and sunrises
Discover how to take compelling photographs utilizing all the awesome features of your digital camera. 101 Quick and Easy Secrets to Create Winning Photographs shows you how to use composition and technical methods and creative and artistic applications to achieve amazing images, using both in-camera and post-processing techniques.
Langford’s Starting Photography (5th Edition) by Philip Andrews & Michael Langford (Check out the 6th Edition on Amazon) is geared for the complete novice, but it would also make a good reading for those who have been snapping digitally for years. The book gives a very clear understanding about Photography with Film or Digital Photo Taking and it comes with a projects list every few chapters that shows how to put your theory into practice. Click on the image below to visit site.
Digital Art Photography For Dummies is jam-packed with full-color images that show you just what you can produce. You’ll earn how to select the right digital equipment , take well-exposed photos, no matter what your shooting conditions may be, tweak, edit, and enhance your images to create something a lot better than what you started with, Create special effects in Photoshop, Mat and frame your work for maximum effect and many more.
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American photojournalist Tom Carter completes groundbreaking 33-province journey across China
Epic trip lands book deal with Hong Kong publisher Blacksmith Books
Beijing, China – American photojournalist Tom Carter today announced the completion of a groundbreaking journey throughout all 33 Chinese provinces and autonomous regions, and took his place amongst the few living Westerners able to make the claim.
PPMag has published a new book review. This time the site reviews Digital Restoration from Start to Finish by Ctein;
“Naturally, repairing scratches, tears and other physical damage are covered as well. To round out the workflow, Ctein devotes a few chapters to outputting and archiving prints and files. Although well-illustrated, with legible screenshots and real-world photographic examples (available online so you can follow along), the book is extremely text-heavy. I enjoy Ctein’s writing—both its style and content—but sometimes found it difficult to get to the exact steps I needed to take in Photoshop to make a correction.”
PPMag have a review of a photography book titled Digital Photography Expert Techniques by Ken Milburn where they write;
“The heart of the book consists of the creative techniques such as using nondestructive adjustment to optimize images and create remarkable compositions. The copy takes you through the process of repairing specific types of image defects as well as different types of optimization techniques. For example, tools like the healing brush, the patch tool and the cloning tool are all explained in detail… There are several authors whose books I generally try to look at when they first come out or are revised. For some reason, Milburn hadn’t been on that list. After taking a closer look at “Digital Photography Expert Techniques,” that’s an oversight I’m going to correct.”
Santa Barbara, CA, November 28, 2006–”Mastering Landscape Photography: The Luminous Landscape Essays” consists of thirteen essays on landscape photography by master photographer Alain Briot.
Topics include practical, technical, and aesthetic aspects of photography to help photographers build and refine their skills. This book starts with the technical aspects of photography; how to see, compose, find the right light, and select the best lens for a specific shot. It continues by focusing on the artistic aspects of photography with chapters on how to select your best work, how to create a portfolio, and finally concludes with two chapters on how to be an artist in business.
Santa Barbara, CA, November 7, 2006–Before investing hundreds of dollars on expensive software, you want to make sure that editing digital photographs is something you truly enjoy. That’s where “The GIMP 2″–a free digital image editing program–comes in. After you have explored the GIMP and learned how to use it, you may not need–nor want–to buy another image editing program.
“GIMP 2 for Photographers” by Klaus Goelker is designed to facilitate your entry into the world of digital image editing with the help of the GIMP.