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No matter what your passion is — from portraits and landscapes to postproduction and business practices — we have resources that can help you achieve your creative, academic and professional goals.

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  • Rick Sammon's Exploring Photographic Exposure

    Master Image Capture

    By Rick Sammon

    Light is the primary element of any photograph, but it may also be the most frustrating. Rick Sammon can help you eliminate those frustrations. With over 300 new images, Exploring Photographic Exposure takes you through the basics of exposure and how to apply them in any setting; from photographing…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28 
    Focal Press

  • 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 
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  • 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 
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  • The Art of Drawing Folds

    An Illustrator’s Guide to Drawing the Clothed Figure

    By Kelly Brine

    From Renaissance fresco painters to contemporary graphic novelists, the ability to draw clothed figures from one’s imagination has always been crucial to artists – and exceptionally difficult to attain. With over 220 illustrations, The Art of Drawing Folds: An Illustrator’s Guide to Drawing the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13 
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  • Digital Ultraviolet and Infrared Photography

    By Adrian Davies

    Digital Ultraviolet and Infrared Photography discusses the growing number of applications of ultraviolet and infrared photography. Scientific and technical photographers, such as those engaged in scientific, medical, forensic, and landscape and wildlife photography routinely use ultraviolet and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04 
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    Applications in Scientific Photography

  • Fundamentals of Forensic Photography

    Practical Techniques for Evidence Documentation on Location and in the Laboratory

    By Keith Mancini, John Sidoriak

    In Fundamentals of Forensic Photography, Keith Mancini and John Sidoriak offer practical techniques for common situations encountered in forensic documentation. Topics include equipment selection, lighting techniques, crime scene and evidence documentation, macro and micro photography as well as…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26 
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    Applications in Scientific Photography

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-21 
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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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-19 
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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 – 2017-09-12 
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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 – 2017-09-12 
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  • 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 
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  • 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
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

  • Lighting People

    By Rossella Vanon

    This book utilizes award winning photographer Rossella Vanon’s contemporary style and up-to-the-minute knowledge to teach how each kind of light works. This approach provides a key grounding for photographers, followed by creative techniques that go beyond traditional approaches. Unique to this…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
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  • 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