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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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C.A. Boylan Posted: Mar 01, 2006 2 comments

The Andes: As The Condor Flies; by Tui De Roy, published by Firefly Books, 160 pages; $35; (ISBN 1-55407-070-8)
Tui De Roy is a skillful award-winning writer and photographer who has explored the vast expanse of the Andes mountains since she was a teen-ager. Her amazing adventures in this rugged landscape have inspired the eloquent words and...

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

Digital Infrared Photography: Professional Techniques and Images; by Patrick Rice; Amherst Media; 128 pages; $29.95; (ISBN 1-58428-144-8)
Infrared photography can transform simple portraits and landscapes into scenes that seem to spring directly from your imagination. If you have the desire to harness the power of infrared for your work. You are no...

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

Digital Photography Boot Camp: A Step-By-Step Guide For Professionals; by Kevin Kubota, Amherst Media; 144 pages; $34.95; (ISBN 1-58428-169-3)
Professional photographer Kevin Kubota earned a fine reputation for sharing his technical knowledge as a speaker at major photographic conventions. His easy to understand teaching style and top quality...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Dec 01, 2005 0 comments

Time flies when you're having fun and this year has been no exception. I certainly enjoyed perusing and reviewing the generous supply of books we've shared with you these past few months. As the year finally comes to an end, I'm happy to offer a brief look at what I consider to be the best photography books of 2005.

Twentieth Century Fox:...

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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2005 0 comments

"Do give books for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal."
--Lenore Hershey

It's a sign of the times. In 2005 there were more digital imaging books published than ever before and trying to pick some of the best was difficult, but I'll stick my neck out and introduce you to some of the...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Nov 01, 2005 0 comments

Digital Photo Art: Transform Your Images With Traditional And Contemporary Art Techniques; by Theresa Airey, Lark Books; 208 pages; $29.95; (ISBN 1-57990-580-3)
This fascinating guide explores the ways in which computer technology can be harnessed to transform your images into amazing works of digital art. The various mixed media techniques utilize...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Sep 01, 2005 0 comments

Cats 24/7: Extraordinary Photographs Of Wonderful Cats; by Rick Smolan and David Elliot Cohen, Chronicle Books; 192 pages; $24.95; (ISBN 0-8118-4815-9) & Dogs 24/7: Extraordinary Photographs Of Wonderful Dogs; 192 pages; $24.95; (ISBN 0-8118-4816-7)
This book happily celebrates the special bond we have with cats who share our homes. It contains over 500...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: May 01, 2005 1 comments

Arthus-Bertrand's Horses; text by Jean-Louise Gouraud, Artisan; 232 pages; $60; (ISBN 1-57965-274-3)
Horses are magnificent animals who's beauty, grace and strength are cherished all over the world. Yann Arthus-Bertrand has traveled from Montana to Russia capturing powerful images that express not only the many moods of these animals but their...

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Howard Millard Posted: Apr 01, 2005 0 comments

The PhotoshopWorld Dream Team Book, Volume 1, edited by Steve Weiss, 9x9", softcover, 308 pages, $29.99, New Riders/Peachpit Press, www.peachpit.com.
Once a year, Adobe Photoshop gurus and would-be gurus from around the globe gather at the PhotoshopWorld conference to trade...

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