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#2 on Photo.net's list of Best Photography Books of 2014! To create successful imagery, you need to balance technical know-how and aesthetic vision. In Camera & Craft, we deconstruct photographic principles in new ways to help you think through your process. Together with nine guest…
Paperback – 2014-12-04
The Digital Imaging Masters Series
Adobe Photoshop for Photographers 2014 Release by Photoshop hall-of-famer and acclaimed digital imaging professional Martin Evening has been fully updated to include detailed instruction for all of the updates to Photoshop CC 2014 on Adobe’s Creative Cloud, including significant new…
Paperback – 2014-10-23
Capturing the grandeur of landscapes or mood of a certain natural light is challenging but often the simple details of a texture or color evade photographers most of all. In Close Up Photography in Nature, best-selling authors and nature photography pros, John and Barbara Gerlach,…
Paperback – 2014-09-23
In almost all photography it’s the quality of light that makes or breaks the shot. For professional photographers, chasing the light, waiting for it, sometimes helping it, and finally capturing it is a constant preoccupation — and for some an obsession. Drawing on four decades of doing just this,…
Paperback – 2014-01-28
Michael Freeman’s unrivalled compositional advice, first presented in the bestelling The Photographer's Eye, is explained in a new and deliberately visual manner in The Photographer's Eye Graphic Guide. Photography is a visual language in itself, and therefore lends perfectly to…
Paperback – 2013-09-20
As a photographer it’s possible to train your mind to see inspiration in any situation, and this book will show you how. By introducing you into her creative process, Brooke Shaden—one of the most recognized names in modern art photography—reveals techniques and exercises that you can undertake in…
Paperback – 2013-09-12
*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
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
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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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.