The best Photography and Digital Imaging books written by creative experts for creative people. Focal Press is an imprint of Routledge.
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.
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
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
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
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
Alternative Process Photography
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
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
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
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
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
This FreeBook brings historical creative techniques together with contemporary digital methods. The chapters marry various practices from the past and present to give photographers an overview of just a few possibilities within the realm of alternative processes.
Routledge is pleased to announce that we've just made a collection of Photography textbooks completely free-to-view online through June 15, 2017.
Dr. Mike Shaw discusses his newly published book, The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography, as well as tips and new developments in the field of nightscape photography. Enjoy a few of Mike's amazing nightscape images too!
We are delighted to announce a new Routledge | Focal Press FreeBook created specifically for current and future instructors in photography.
Watch a recording of the live webinar hosted by Harold Davis on December 5th 2014, based on his book “Achieving Your Potential As A Digital Photographer”.
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Judith Newlin is the editor for the Focal Press/Routledge photography and visual arts list. She acquires across all areas of photography, including digital imaging, Photoshop, journalism, lighting, theory, technique and business, as well as in design and studio arts practice. She is interested in new texts aimed at students and courses, and in books on professional practice and emerging technique.