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 Mass Media Professionals

    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 – 2017-11-20 
    Focal Press

  • Perception and Imaging

    Photography as a Way of Seeing, 5th Edition

    By Richard D. Zakia, John Suler

    Dr. John Suler is Professor of Psychology in the Science and Technology Center at Rider University. He has published widely on images in creativity, personal identity, psychotherapy, and interpersonal perception. As a longstanding member of online photo sharing groups, a founder of the new…

    Paperback – 2017-10-19 
    Focal Press

  • 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 – 2017-09-12 
    Focal Press

  • 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 – 2017-09-07 
    Focal Press

  • 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 – 2017-09-05 
    Focal Press
    Contemporary Practices in Alternative Process Photography

  • 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 
    Focal Press

  • Subtext

    Critiquing Individual Photographs within a Collective Consciousness

    By Andre Ruesch

    André Ruesch has been an active photographer for over thirty years. After receiving a BA in photographic studies at  Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, he moved to Albuquerque to receive his MA and MFA for graduate studies in photography at the University of New Mexico. While…

    Paperback – 2017-08-14
    Focal Press

  • 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
    Focal Press

  • 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
    Focal Press

  • 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
    Focal Press

  • 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
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge

  • Digital Restoration from Start to Finish

    How to Repair Old and Damaged Photographs, 3rd Edition

    By Ctein

    This third edition of Digital Restoration from Start to Finish walks you step-by-step through the entire process of restoring old photographs and repairing new ones using Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, GIMP and more. This best-selling guide is now updated with the latest software advancements…

    Paperback – 2016-12-06
    Routledge

  • Laboratory Imaging & Photography

    Best Practices for Photomicrography & More

    By Michael Peres

    Laboratory Imaging and Photography: Best Practices for Photomicrography and More is the definitive guide to the production of scientific images. Inside, the reader will find an overview of the theory and practice of laboratory photography, along with useful approaches to choosing equipment,…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge
    Applications in Scientific Photography

  • Follow the Sun

    A Field Guide to Architectural Photography in the Digital Age

    By James Ewing

    Follow the Sun will guide you through all aspects of architectural photography, from the genre’s rich history to the exciting new approaches brought by the advent of the digital age. It explains how to use the powerful tools of digital photography while employing many of the skills and traditions…

    Paperback – 2016-10-25
    Routledge

  • Understanding Photobooks

    The Form and Content of the Photographic Book

    By Jorg Colberg

    Understanding Photobooks is a user-friendly guide to engaging with the photographic book— or, as it is widely known, the photobook. Despite its importance as a central medium in which many photographers showcase their work today, there is surprisingly little information on the mechanics of the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-10
    Routledge

  • The Anti-HDR HDR Photography Book

    A Guide to Photorealistic HDR and Image Blending

    By Robert Fisher

    The Anti-HDR HDR Photography Book contains everything you’ll need to know in order to get the best results from your High Dynamic Range images. Designed for those who want to extend the dynamic range in their work, but are frustrated by over-processed and hyper-saturated images, this book proves…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge

  • Rick Sammon's Evolution of an Image

    A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Creative Photographic Process

    By Rick Sammon

    Rick Sammon’s Evolution of an Image illustrates the creative photographic process from start to finish. In this book, Canon Explorer of Light Rick Sammon pulls back the curtain to prove that creating amazing photographs is a well-thought-out process that involves several stages. Comprising 50 case…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge

  • Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers

    2016 Edition — Version 2015.5

    By Martin Evening

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

    Paperback – 2016-09-02
    Routledge

  • Gum Printing

    A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice

    By Christina Z Anderson

    Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice is a two-part book on gum bichromate written by the medium’s leading expert, Christina Z. Anderson. Section One provides a step-by-step description of the gum printing process. From setting up the "dimroom" (no…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01
    Routledge
    Contemporary Practices in Alternative Process Photography

  • The Darkroom Cookbook

    4th Edition

    By Steve Anchell

    This is the classic guide for analog photography enthusiasts interested in high-quality darkroom work. The fourth edition from darkroom master Steve Anchell is packed with techniques for silver-based processing. In addition to "recipes" for darkroom experiments, this book contains invaluable…

    Paperback – 2016-03-24
    Routledge

  • Creative Workflow in Lightroom

    The photographer’s guide to managing, developing, and sharing your work

    By Jason Bradley

    Adobe’s Lightroom has emerged as a must-have software due to its powerful editing tools and time saving organizational capabilities but how you establish a personalized, creative workflow that optimizes this technology, your time, and your art eludes most photographers. Jason Bradley, award-winning…

    Paperback – 2016-03-18
    Routledge

  • The Photography Teacher's Handbook

    Practical Methods for Engaging Students in the Flipped Classroom

    By Garin Horner

    The Photography Teacher’s Handbook is an educator’s resource for developing active, flipped learning environments in and out of the photo classroom, featuring ready-to-use methods to increase student engagement and motivation. Using the latest research on the cognitive science of effective learning…

    Paperback – 2016-02-17
    Routledge
    Photography Educators Series

  • Body and Soul

    Lucrative and Life-Changing Boudoir Photography

    By Susan Eckert

    Body and Soul presents a unique and emotionally intelligent approach to building a sustainable boudoir photography business. The higher-level strategies within these pages will enable photographers to move beyond the task of simply making pretty pictures to greater goals, such as understanding the…

    Paperback – 2016-01-22
    Routledge