2017 Photography Titles for Review

These Routledge | Focal Press books have published through December 2016 and are now available for review.

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  • Photocommunication Across Media

    Beginning Photography for Professionals in Mass Media

    Edited by ROSS COLLINS, Keith Greenwood

    Photocommunication Across Media is a must-have for aspiring mass media professionals who are striving to compete in the new landscape of convergence journalism and media. You will learn principles of photography—both still and video—and how to incorporate them into your storytelling. That’s no…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
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  • Perception and Imaging

    Photography as a Way of Seeing, 5th Edition

    By Richard D. Zakia, John Suler

    When you look at an image, what do you see, think, and feel? How do you want your audience to react when they view your work? For over 30 years the late Richard Zakia helped photographers enrich their creative vision through his classic book, Perception and Imaging. Now he is joined by co-author…

    Paperback – 2017-10-19
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  • The Travel Photo Essay

    Describing a Journey Through Images

    By Mark Edward Harris

    Successful travel photographers have to wear more hats than perhaps any other photographic genre. In a single travel photo essay they are at times architectural photographers, food photographers, music photographers, car photographers – the list encompassing every possible type of photography. The…

    Hardback – 2017-09-27
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  • Photographic Possibilities

    The Expressive Use of Concepts, Ideas, Materials, and Processes, 4th Edition

    By Robert Hirsch

    The long-awaited new edition of this seminal text features clear, reliable, step-by-step instructions on innovative alternative and traditional photographic processes. Over and above a full update and revision of the technical data, there are new sections on digital negative making,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
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  • Street Photography

    Creative Vision Behind the Lens

    By Valérie Jardin

    With both training and preparation, a street photographer needs to make rapid decisions; there may only be a fraction of a second to immortalize a moment in time that has never happened before and will never happen again. This is where Street Photography: Creative Vision Behind the Lens comes in.…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
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  • Close-up and Macro Photography

    Its Art and Fieldcraft Techniques

    By Robert Thompson

    Focusing on fieldcraft techniques for macro and close-up photography, Thompson covers the vital but often overlooked skills necessary to achieve consistent professional results in the field. Case studies covering a broad and often challenging group of subjects from the seashore to your back garden…

    Hardback – 2017-09-08
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  • Way Beyond Monochrome 2e

    Advanced Techniques for Traditional Black & White Photography including digital negatives and hybrid printing

    By Ralph Lambrecht, Chris Woodhouse

    Photo Techniques Magazine stated: "All our readers need to know about this very useful book." Indeed, there is no other compendium that is as in-depth as this for the beauty and magic of fine-art black-and-white photography. With 560 pages and over 1,000 illustrations, Way Beyond Monochrome starts…

    Paperback – 2017-09-05
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  • Salted Paper Printing

    A Step-by-Step Manual Highlighting Contemporary Artists

    By Christina Z. Anderson

    Salted Paper Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual Highlighting Contemporary Artists makes one of the oldest known photographic processes easy for the 21st century using simple digital negative methods. Christina Z. Anderson’s in-depth discussion begins with a history of salted paper printing, then…

    Paperback – 2017-08-28
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    Contemporary Practices in Alternative Process Photography

  • Science for the Curious Photographer

    An Introduction to the Science of Photography, 2nd Edition

    By Charles S. Johnson, Jr.

    While there are many books that teach the "how-to" of photography, Science for the Curious Photographer is a book for those who also want to understand how photography works. Beginning with an introduction to the history and science of photography, Charles S. Johnson, Jr. addresses questions about…

    Paperback – 2017-08-28
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  • Subtext

    Critiquing Individual Photographs within a Collective Consciousness

    By Andre Ruesch

    Subtext invites and encourages personal and blatantly subjective responses to photographs and analyzes the drivers behind them. During decades of participating in critiques as both student and teacher, André Ruesch has become convinced that it is the personal response to work that…

    Paperback – 2017-08-14
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  • The Practical Zone System for Film and Digital Photography

    Classic Tool, Universal Applications, 6th Edition

    By Chris Johnson

    This sixth edition of The Practical Zone System by Chris Johnson updates the classic manual on Ansel Adams's landmark technique for the digital age. For photographers working digitally or with film, in color or black and white, in the studio or on the go, this simple visual language helps to…

    Paperback – 2017-08-04
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  • Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2015 Release

    3rd Edition

    By Martin Evening

    Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers by Photoshop hall-of-famer and acclaimed digital imaging professional Martin Evening has been revamped for a thirteenth edition to include detailed instruction for all of the updates to Photoshop CC on Adobe�s Creative Cloud, including significant new features,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-02
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  • Rick Sammon’s Creative Visualization for Photographers

    Composition, exposure, lighting, learning, experimenting, setting goals, motivation and more

    By Rick Sammon

    The difference between seeing and looking is essential�much like the difference, in music, between hearing and listening. In Creative Visualization, master photographer, photo educator and photo instructor Rick Sammon presents his proven methodology for creative digital photography. His signature…

    Hardback – 2017-08-02
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  • Mobile Digital Art

    Using the iPad and iPhone as Creative Tools

    By David Scott Leibowitz

    Learn how to create beautiful artwork on your iPad or iPhone. Over 65 expert artists from around the world will show you how they created their original art, from inspiration and conceptualization, to the creation of the final image. Using step-by-step examples and easy-to-follow tutorials, you'll…

    Hardback – 2017-08-02
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  • Digital Painting in Photoshop

    By Susan Ruddick Bloom

    Have you ever considered using Photoshop to create fine art?Photoshop is usually used for enhancing photos, but this extremely powerful software package is capable of so much more. Every feature, from brushes to background, can be customised and optimised for artistic effect. With a little guidance…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
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  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: The Ultimate Workshop

    By Martin Evening

    If you already have a good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and are looking to advance your skills, Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: The Ultimate Workshop is the book you've been waiting for. Renowned photographers Martin Evening and Jeff Schewe impart their Photoshop tips and workflow, showing…

    Hardback – 2017-07-17
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  • Art and Design in Photoshop

    How to simulate just about anything from great works of art to urban graffiti

    By Steve Caplin

    Fancy designing your own classic and contemporary movie posters, books and magazine covers?Feel like turning your photographs into works by Turner, Matisse and Magritte?Want to create illustrations in the styles of The Simpsons, steampunk and Victorian engravings?Then you need Art and Design in…

    Hardback – 2017-07-17
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  • Outdoor Flash Photography

    By John Gerlach, Barbara Eddy

    Maximizing the power of your camera’s flash is difficult enough in a studio set-up, but outdoors literally presents a whole new world of challenges. John Gerlach and Barbara Eddy have taken the most asked about subject from their renowned photography workshops and turned it into this…

    Paperback – 2017-07-07
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  • View Camera Technique

    7th Edition

    By Leslie Stroebel

    Now in its seventh edition, View Camera Technique is a unique, comprehensive book that presents clearly and precisely the features, operations and applications of view cameras. It details camera movements, image formation, exposure control, and information concerning lenses and accessories.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-27
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  • The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography

    4th Edition

    Edited by Michael R. Peres

    *Over 450 color images, plus never before published images provided by the George Eastman House collection, as well as images from Ansel Adams, Howard Schatz, and Jerry Uelsmann to name just a few The role and value of the picture cannot be matched for accuracy or impact. This comprehensive…

    Paperback – 2017-06-19
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  • Seizing the Light

    A Social & Aesthetic History of Photography, 3rd Edition

    By Robert Hirsch, Robert Hirsch

    The definitive history of photography book, Seizing the Light: A Social & Aesthetic History of Photography delivers the fascinating story of how photography as an art form came into being, and its continued development, maturity, and transformation. Covering the major events, practitioners…

    Paperback – 2017-04-25
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  • The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography

    Understanding, Planning, Creating, and Processing Nightscape Images

    By Michael C Shaw

    The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography is the ultimate manual for anyone looking to create spectacular landscape astrophotography images. By explaining the science of landscape astrophotography in clear and straightforward language, it provides insights into phenomena such as the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-15
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  • Photographers and Research

    The role of research in contemporary photographic practice

    By Shirley Read, Mike Simmons

    This ground-breaking book situates research at the heart of photographic practice, asking the key question: What does research mean for photographers? Illuminating the nature and scope of research and its practical application to photography, the book explores how research provides a critical…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20
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  • Photojournalism

    The Professionals' Approach, 7th Edition

    By Kenneth Kobre

    Photojournalism: The Professionals' Approach is the definitive book on photojournalism, delivering a blend of insightful interviews with professionals, practical techniques, and high-impact photographs. This edition features updates on social media in photojournalism, shooting video on smart phones…

    Paperback – 2016-12-12
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