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.
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 – 2016-10-10
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 – 2016-08-31
Alternative Process Photography
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 – 2016-08-31
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 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
Photography Educators Series
This book offers a range of perspectives on photography in Africa, bringing research on South African photography into conversation with work from several other places on the continent, including Angola, the DRC, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. The collection engages with the…
Hardback – 2016-06-21
Digital Photography and Everyday Life: Empirical studies on material visual practices explores the role that digital photography plays within everyday life. With contributors from ten different countries and backgrounds in a range of academic disciplines - including anthropology, media studies and…
Paperback – 2016-05-25
Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education
Discover the great advantages and benefits of working in the medium film format or with the large digital sensor units in Hasselblad digital cameras and digital backs. Presented in an easily accessible format, this book shows the working and manipulation of the various cameras. Detailed…
Paperback – 2016-05-19
Self-Promotion for Professional Photographers is a quick guide to sharing and promoting your work online. You will learn about how to create an attractive website that will appeal to potential clients, generate engaging content for your blog, and use social media to connect with your followers and the larger photographic community.
Routledge is pleased to introduce our new program of short form publications. This exciting new format allows academics the flexibility to publish innovative
peer-reviewed research with a short turnaround.
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”.
MasteringPhoto.com is a blog powered by Focal Press authors and industry experts that features tips, advice, articles, video tutorials, interviews and other free resources.
Fine art photographer, blogger and author, Brooke Shaden discusses why creating a series of images is important for a photographer's portfolio and career and how to put a story into a series of images.
The authors of Light Science & Magic discuss what lights you really need when setting up your first studio.
A tutorial by Martin Evening, author of Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2014 Release on how to use Camera Raw as a Photoshop filter. The post includes both the video tutorial and the tutorial found in the book.
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 visual arts. She is interested in new texts aimed at students and courses, and in books on professional practice and emerging technique.