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With essays by ... Feb 07, 2013 Published: Jan 01, 2013 1 comments
From 1977 to 1983, Michael Somoroff, then a gifted young New York photographer in his twenties filled with passion, drive, and unbridled enthusiasm, had the privilege of photographing some of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, including Brassaï, Elliott Erwitt, Andreas Feininger, Ralph Gibson, André Kertész, Duane Michals, Arnold Newman, Helmut Newton, and Jacques Henri Lartigue, among others. He was first introduced to many of these icons through his father, Ben Somoroff, who studied under Alexey Brodovitch, and was one of the most influential still life photographers in the history of the medium. These photo sessions granted to Michael were deeply personal, and it was never his intention to make the resulting images public.
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C.A. Boylan Mar 07, 2014 0 comments
Alphabet Everywhere; by Elliott Kaufman; Abbeville Press; $14.95; (ISBN: 978-0-7892-1115-6)
Our daily environment is full of thousands of very tiny details. They can be found in many forms from light and shadow to colors, patterns and textures both natural and man-made. All of these tiny bits and pieces make up the big picture that is our world but is often hidden in life’s mosaic. Architectural photographer Elliott Kaufman has a very sharp eye for detail and a highly developed sense of whimsy. These are extremely valuable traits that every artist works hard to develop as part of their artist’s eye. It’s clear that Kaufman expertly exhibits these hard won traits—along with his extensive photographic skills—in his book, Alphabet Everywhere.
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Norman McGrath Feb 01, 2010 2 comments

This is an excerpt from Norman McGrath’s “Architectural Photography: Professional Techniques for Shooting Interior and Exterior Spaces”, a definitive and up-to-date guide to modern architectural photography.

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Barry Tanenbaum May 01, 2010 0 comments

Sports photojournalist Dave Black wants his photographs to attract and hold your attention. And he wants them to be as different from the next guy’s as possible; the next guy is, after all, the competition.

In search of the big differences that make for high impact photographs, Dave uses ideas as much as he uses technology.Here are four examples of his thinking about...

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Lindsay Adler Dec 29, 2011 Published: Nov 01, 2011 12 comments
In Fashion Flair for Portrait and Wedding Photography (304 pages, Course Technology, ISBN: 978-1-4354-5884-0, $34.99) Lindsay Adler shows photographers how to apply the concepts of fashion photography, including preparation, styling, props, lighting, posing, and post-processing, to their portrait and wedding photography. This practical guide demonstrates how to prepare for a shoot, including choosing the location, wardrobe, hair, makeup styling, and poses, as well as considering the lighting and equipment. You’ll also find in-camera techniques, fashion lighting essentials, Photoshop techniques, and a variety of other tricks to achieve the fashion flair aesthetic. Also included are business and marketing tips, including useful social networking sites, products, and services to help you maximize the fashion flair approach and make it work for you. Chock full of great shots and extensive how-to and lighting diagrams, this can easily serve as a study and workbook that will help elevate anyone’s portrait and wedding work. In this excerpt we’ve chosen just a few of the many lighting diagrams and tips found in the book.—Editor

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Rod and Robin D... Dec 22, 2011 Published: Nov 01, 2011 0 comments
There is something magical about macro and close-up images. They provide a glimpse of a world few ever see and fewer still understand. In this book, acclaimed photography instructors Rod and Robin Deutschmann show all the ins and outs of creating outstanding images of small subjects. They begin with an overview of the key challenges of macro photography, including achieving correct focus, maximizing the depth of field, and providing optimal lighting.
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C.A. Boylan Apr 01, 2010 0 comments

Professional Commercial Photography: Techniques and Images from Master Digital Photographers; by Lou Jacobs Jr.; Amherst Media; $34.95; (ISBN-13: 978-1-58428-269-3)
Author Lou Jacobs Jr. provides valuable insight into the demanding world of professional commercial photography in this informative guide. He uses a collection of 160 color images to highlight special...

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C.A. Boylan Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

The Sacred Balance: A Visual Celebration Of Our Place In Nature; by David Suzuki and Amanda McConnell with Maria DeCambra; Greystone Books, 2323 Quebec Street, Suite 201, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 4S7; hard cover; 151 pages; $30; (ISBN 1-55054-966-9)
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C.A. Boylan 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 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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C.A. Boylan 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.

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C.A. Boylan 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 Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

Classic Nude Photography Techniques And Images; by Peter & Alice Gowland; Amherst Media, PO Box 586, Buffalo, NY 14226; soft cover; 124 pages; $29.95; (ISBN 1-58428-040-9)
The beautiful images of Peter Gowland are legendary and this book offers a...

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C.A. Boylan 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 Oct 01, 2003 1 comments

Perfect Exposure; by Jim Zuckerman, Writer's Digest Books, 4700 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236; soft cover; 160 pages; $27.99; (ISBN 1-58297-126-9)
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn the fine points of exposure with the expert help of Jim...