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C.A. Boylan Posted: Nov 01, 2007 0 comments

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Warriors: A Photographic History by Gertrude Käsebier; by Michelle Delaney; Smithsonian Books, 160 pages; $34.95; (ISBN: 978-0-06-112977-3)
In 1898 New York photographer Gertrude Käsebier became fascinated by the proud Sioux performers of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Their breathtaking stunts...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Oct 01, 2007 0 comments

The World Of Lith Printing: The Best Of Traditional Darkroom And Digital Lith Printing Techniques; by Tim Rudman; Argentum, 160 pages; $24.95; (ISBN-13: 978-1-902538-45-7)
Most photographers are fascinated by Lith printing process because it produces amazing results. In this book, Tim Rudman explores recent developments in techniques and materials...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Sep 01, 2007 0 comments

The Education Of A Photographer; edited by Charles H. Traub, Steven Heller, and Adam B. Bell; Allworth Press, 256 pages; $19.95; (ISBN: 1-58115-4450-X)
In order to become a great photographer one must acquire many skills but it takes much more than technical expertise to rise above the competition. This informative book contains 51 comprehensive essays...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Jul 01, 2007 0 comments

Face Of Fashion; by Susan Bright, Photographs by Mert Alas, Marcus Piggott, Corinne Day, Steven Klein, Paolo Roversi, and Mario Sorrenti, essay by Vince Aletti; Aperture Foundation, 232 pages; $60; (ISBN: 978-1-59711-039-6)
Face Of Fashion explores one of today's hottest trends in fashion photography. This collection of portraits departs from...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments

Fine Art Photography: Water, Ice And Fog: Photographic Techniques And The Art Of Interpretation For Digital And Film Photographers; by Tony Sweet; Stackpole Books, 112 pages; $19.95; (ISBN: 978-0-8117-3349-6)
Accomplished photographer, workshop instructor, author, and lecturer Tony Sweet brings us this beautifully crafted book. It contains a fine collection of...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Mar 01, 2007 0 comments

Photography In Japan: 1853-1912; by Terry Bennett; Tuttle Publishing, 320 pages; $65; (ISBN: 0-8048-3633-7)
In 1853 Commodore Perry made it possible for the world to explore the wonders of Japan. Due to the rapid influx of outside ideas and innovations the traditional Japanese way of life experienced a sudden transformation from a feudal society to...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Feb 01, 2007 0 comments

Ellis Island: Ghosts Of Freedom; by Stephen Wilkes; W.W. Norton & Company Inc., 144 pages; $75; (ISBN-10: 0-393-06145-0)
In 1998, fine art and commercial photographer Stephen Wilkes embarked upon a fascinating and personal journey through an important chapter in America's history. In 2003 the task was completed and the result is the beautiful...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Jan 01, 2007 0 comments

Location Lighting Solutions: Expert Professional Techniques For Artistic And Commercial Success; by Jack Neubart; Amherst Media, 176 pages; $29.95; (ISBN 0-8174-5909-X)
We all admire the quality of the images seen in major advertising campaigns and popular magazines and we have all speculated on how these beautiful shots were captured. Jack Neubart's...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Dec 01, 2006 0 comments

A gift guide for the photographer in your life (or a hint for those who don't know what accessory you want this holiday season).

Each year we present our annual guide to some of the best photography and imaging books published in the past year. This year's selection spans a wide variety of monographs, essays, and contemplations on the state of the world, all...

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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2006 0 comments

"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."
--Mark Twain

Even with the massive sale of US book publishers to foreign companies and the payment of million dollar advances to authors whose books don't sell, 2006 produced more and better digital imaging books since I started this annual feature. This current generation of...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Nov 01, 2006 0 comments

The Flight Deck: Digital Rhythms Of Our National Wildlife Refuges; by Jim Jamieson; ImageStream Press, 128 pages; $29.95; (ISBN 0-9729126-2-2)
This title expertly blends today's hottest wildlife conservation issues with over 40 top quality digital photography tips and techniques. Jamieson highlights the most popular National Wildlife Refuges in...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Oct 01, 2006 0 comments

one2one; Introduction by William Hannigan; teNeues; 216 pages; $55; (ISBN 3-8327-9100-0)
Featuring portraits of celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Nicole Kidman, and George Clooney this title explores the deeper side of the relationship between photographer and subject. The 78 images were created by talented photographers Mark Seliger, Mathew...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Jul 01, 2006 0 comments

Posing For Portrait Photography: A Head-To-Toe Guide; by Jeff Smith; Amherst Media; 128 pages; $29.95; (ISBN 1-58428-134-0)
Studio owner and portrait photographer, Jeff Smith's years of experience have been transformed into a useful guide that will assist you in isolating and correcting some of the most common posing...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: May 01, 2006 0 comments

Professional Marketing And Selling Techniques For Digital Wedding Photographers, Second Edition; by Jeff and Kathleen Hawkins; Amherst Media; 128 pages; $34.95; (ISBN 1-58428-180-4)
Award-winning photographers Jeff and Kathleen Hawkins use their years of professional experience to highlight all aspects of the art and business of wedding photography.

Howard Millard Posted: Apr 01, 2006 0 comments

Just when you thought that there really wasn't much more that Adobe could possibly cram into Photoshop, Version CS2, part of the Creative Suite, was released last year. Whether you're a seasoned digital pro or a newcomer, how do all these new features work and how can they improve your workflow and shorten the time you spend in postproduction? Check out the valuable...

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