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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…

    Hardback – 2015-11-12
    Focal Press

  • A User's Guide to the View Camera

    Third Edition

    By Jim Stone

    This reissued third edition of A User’s Guide to View Camera introduces photographers to large-format cameras, covering their use with both film and digital capture. Readers will learn the anatomy of cameras with a separately adjustable back or front, the proper techniques for using view cameras,…

    Paperback – 2015-10-28
    Focal Press

  • Michael Freeman's Perfect Exposure

    The Professional's Guide to Capturing Perfect Digital Photographs, 2nd Edition

    By Michael Freeman

    This second edition of Michael Freeman’s best-selling Perfect Exposure continues the celebrated approach to understanding exposure by laying out the necessary decisions and sequences a photographer faces with absolute clarity and completely updated coverage of the latest, powerful post-processing…

    Paperback – 2015-10-22
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Creating a Series of Images

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.

Setting Up Your First Studio – Getting Your Lights Right

The authors of Light Science & Magic discuss what lights you really need when setting up your first studio.

Camera Raw as a Photoshop Filter

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.

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