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January/February 2013

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Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel (Little, Brown and Company, 2012; ISBN: 978-0-316-22770-4). Dog lovers everywhere will love Casteel's playful take on man's best friend. The award-winning photographer and animal-rights activist shot more than 80 portraits of dogs getting wet. Some of the photographs caused a lot of online buzz earlier this year, with millions of views on Facebook and Twitter.

Night and Low-Light Photography: Photo Workshop by Alan Hess (Wiley, 2011; ISBN: 978-1-118-13822-9). Boost the look of those photos that were taken in the dark with this informative guide. It fills you in on everything from choosing the right gear and camera settings to postproduction editing. There are assignments at the end of every chapter so you can practice your skills.

The Practical Zone System for Film and Digital Photography, Fifth Edition: Classic Tool, Universal Applications by Chris Johnson (Focal Press, 2012; ISBN: 978-0-240-81702-6). Johnson updates his classic manual on Ansel Adams' landmark technique for the digital age. Along with step-by-step instructions, there are updated graphic and photographic illustrations for the digital photographer.

Looking At Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man by Andrea G. Stillman (Little, Brown and Company, 2012; ISBN: 978-0-316-21780-4). The book explores the photography legend's life as an artist through 20 of his most significant images. Stillman examines them from a new angle, along with ancillary photographs, alternative versions, and letters and postcards that relate to the iconic shots. Stillman has edited several Ansel Adams books.

Life In Color: National Geographic Photographs by Annie Griffiths (National Geographic, 2012; ISBN: 978-1-4262-0962-8). Filled with 245 photographs, the book is organized so that each chapter is devoted to a color, beginning with a short essay that explores the qualities, meaning and symbolism of that color. Throughout, quotes and short insights in the captions give readers an entirely new look at the color in the world around us.

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