Tuesday, August 2, 2011

September/October 2011

By The Editors Published in Next: New Gear
September/October 2011

Hard Copy

Focus on Composing Photos by Peter Ensenberger (Focal Press, 2011; ISBN: 9780240815053). The award-winning Arizona photojournalist and freelance photographer breaks down concepts such as the rule of thirds and demonstrates how to capture highlights and shadows using full color images. Tip boxes throughout the book highlight essential information, and each chapter contains an easy-to-follow assignment.

Science for the Curious Photographer by Charles S. Johnson, Jr. (A K Peters Ltd, 2010; ISBN: 978-1-56881-581-7). Weaving together the many facets of photography, Johnson makes the science that photography is based on easy to understand with a variety of examples and images. Topics such as what limits resolution, noise in images and the level of detail that can be appreciated by an observer are all explored.

Profitable Wedding Photography by Elizabeth Etienne (Allworth Press, 2011; ISBN: 978-1-58115-764-2). For any photographer looking to start a wedding business, this one-stop resource offers tons of useful information. Learn how to shoot a wedding, deal with clients, price your services and market yourself effectively. Etienne draws from her 23 years of experience in the industry to offer readers practical advice.

Focus on Photographing People by Haje Jan Kamps (Focal Press, 2011; ISBN: 978-0-240-81469-8). Follow this highly visual guide for instruction on taking better portraits. With step-by-step guidance, tips and project assignments, the book delivers the basics on composition, lighting, posing, street photography and postproduction techniques.

How to Cheat in Photoshop CS5: The art of creating realistic photomontages by Steve Caplin (Focal Press, 2010; ISBN: 978-0-240-52204-3). Learn how to artistically manipulate images using this handy reference book, which also includes a DVD containing imagery used in the examples and more than 21?2 hours of video tutorials.

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