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January/February 2010

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The Photographer’s Eye Field Guide: The Essential Handbook for Traveling with Your Digital SLR Camera by Michael Freeman (Focal Press, 2009; ISBN: 978-0-240-81248-9). This guide takes a hands-on approach to travel photography, offering comprehensive advice on choosing what to photograph and how to do it, coping with challenging lighting conditions and negotiating customs and security issues.
Mastering Your Digital SLR: How to Get The Most Out of Your Digital Camera by Chris Weston (Voyageur Press, 2009; ISBN: 978-0-7603-3768-4). This is a practical, step-by-step handbook for those photographers taking the leap from compact digital or film SLR to digital SLR. This revised edition features updated equipment and techniques.
The Adobe Photoshop CS4 Dictionary: The A-Z Desktop Reference of Photoshop by Philip Andrews (Focal Press, 2009; ISBN: 978-0-240-52132-9). An encyclopedic guide covering Photoshop’s many tools and features. A section on techniques provides step-by-step instruction on essential tasks such as sharpening, cropping and retouching images.
Camera Creative: Professional Photography Techniques for Innovative Images by Chris Gatcum (Amphoto Books, 2009; ISBN: 978-0-8174-2450-3). From photo-taking ideas to postprocessing tips, this book offers 52 ways to take exciting pictures. Also, find out how to make equipment like flash diffusers, reflectors, filter gels and lenses at home.
Mastering Filters for Photography: The Complete Guide to Digital and Optical Techniques for High-Impact Photos by Chris Weston (Amphoto Books, 2009; ISBN: 978-0-8174-2451-0). Weston demonstrates how to use filters to master contrast, intensity, color, tone and for creative special effects. The book is filled with more than 300 images from master photographers, before-and-after shots and step-by-step instructions.

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