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July/August 2012

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July/August 2012

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Photography and The Art of Seeing: A Visual Perception Workshop for Film and Digital Photography by Freeman Patterson (Firefly Books, 2011; ISBN: 978-1-55407-980-3). The book has been updated and expanded to include technical guidelines adapted for both digital and film photography, with techniques and innovative exercises for taking creative pictures.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 10: Unleash The Hidden Performance of Elements by Mark Galer and Dr. Abhijit Chattaraj (Focal Press, 2011; ISBN: 978-0-240-52379-8). Featured projects teach you how to work with multilayered 16-bit/channel files, as well as convert to black-and-white using Adobe Camera Raw, create high-key images, work with image borders and textures, and create tilt-shift and cross-process effects. Three movie tutorials featuring specific techniques from the book are available for free online.

The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques by Barry Andersson and Janie L. Geyen (Sybex, 2012; ISBN: 978-0-470-87660-2). Packed with professional techniques, this in-depth training guide teaches you the key tools and techniques for using your DSLR to shoot high-quality video.

Light & Shoot: 50 Fashion Photos by Chris Gatcum (Focal Press, 2011; ISBN: 978-0-240-81722-4). With a focus on lighting, the book takes 50 fashion photographs and tells budding fashion photographers how each one was created. Topics include equipment, how to integrate make-up and lighting, and how to shoot for catalogs, editorial and advertising.

The Wedding Photography Field Guide: Capturing the Perfect Day with Your Digital SLR Camera by Michelle Turner (Focal Press, 2011; ISBN: 978-0-240-81787-3). Get comprehensive and easy-to-follow advice on how to shoot such a special day. All the situations you're likely to find are covered here, along with advice on the best equipment, posing, managing people and techniques.

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