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

Step-By-Step Digital Photography: A Guide For Beginners, Second Edition; by Jack and Sue Drafahl, Amherst Media; 112 pages; $14.95; (ISBN 1-58428-141-3)
Legions of amateur photographers are ready to join the digital revolution and manufacturers have answered the call with a wide variety of cameras to get them started. Professional photojournalists...

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

Portrait Photography: The Art Of Seeing Light; by Don Blair with Peter Skinner, Amherst Media, Inc., 175 Rano Street, Suite 200, Buffalo, NY 14207; soft cover; 128 pages; $29.95; (ISBN 1-58428-131-6)
Successful manipulation of light is a technique that photographers must master to capture magnificent portraits and legendary portrait photographer Don...

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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

It's a sign of the times, I guess. Digital imaging is no longer a novelty; it's a popular way that many people, amateurs and pros alike, capture images. Reflecting this, 2004 is a banner year for digital imaging books with the best variety, content, and even prices I've seen in recent years. This year's collection includes books aimed at specific...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

As another year comes to a close, it's time to reflect upon some of the finest coffee-table books of 2004. Here is a collection of my personal favorites and I'm certain that you will enjoy them as much as I have.

Flying Flowers; by Rick Sammon; Welcome Books, 6 West 18th St., New York, NY 10011; hard cover; 100 pages; $40; (ISBN 1-932183-27-2)
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C.A. Boylan Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

In My Mind's Eye: Seeing In Black And White; by Charlie Waite; Guild of Master Craftsman, Distributed by Sterling Publishing Co. Inc., 387 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016; hard cover; 120 pages; $40; (ISBN 1-86108-282-7)
Charlie Waite has earned a highly dignified reputation for his beautiful landscapes and this book explores an...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

The Fine Artist's Guide To Marketing And Self-Promotion: Revised Edition; by Julius Vitali; Allworth Press, 10 East 23rd Street, Suite 510, New York, NY 10010; soft cover; 256 pages; $19.95; (ISBN 1-58115-281-7)
Artists often find it difficult to reach their...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

Mastering Digital Photography And Imaging; by Peter K. Burian; Sybex Inc., 1151 Marina Village Parkway, Alameda, CA 94501; soft cover; 271 pages; $29.99; (ISBN 0-7821-4290-7)
Since digital technology is rapidly becoming more affordable and producing...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Jun 01, 2004 0 comments

Through The Lens: National Geographic Greatest Photographs; National Geographic Books, 1145 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036; hard cover; 504 pages; $30; (ISBN 0-7922-6164-X)

This glorious title from National Geographic features 250 images...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: May 01, 2004 0 comments

Extraordinary Pigeons; by Stephen Green-Armytage; Abrams, 115 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011; hard cover; 112 pages; $24.95; (ISBN 0-8109-4630-0)
Who would have considered a pigeon an exotic bird? It may seem outrageous, but that is because there is a lot that...

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