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C.A. Boylan Posted: Jul 01, 2010 0 comments

Hidden Napa Valley; photographs by Wes Walker, introduction by Linda Reiff, edited by Peter Beren; Welcome Books; $19.95; (ISBN: 978-1-59962-080-0)
Explore the lush green and fertile landscape of California’s Napa Valley with noted photographer Wes Walker. For this book he assembled a beautiful collection of well-crafted images that tell the story of the rich...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Sep 06, 2011 Published: Jul 01, 2011 0 comments
Doug Box’s Flash Photography: On- and Off-Camera Techniques for Digital Photographers; by Doug Box; Amherst Media; $34.95; (ISBN: 978-1-608952-58-8)
Many beginners find that learning to properly use flash can be a complicated task. This guide takes the mystery out of the process by providing a wide variety of helpful tips and tricks for both on- and off-camera flash. Professional photographer Doug Box explores everything from bounce flash and light modifiers to sync cords, slaves, and wireless triggers. He also provides advice on working with flash in mixed lighting situations and using flash to create perfect portraits. Box supplies all the information you’ll need to harness the power of light and take your images to the next level.

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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: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments

Vanishing Point: Fifty Years Of Photography; by David Plowden, introduction by Steve Edwards; W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 352 pages; $100; (ISBN: 978-0-393-06254-0)
Photographer David Plowden has traveled across America on a quest to document the surviving pieces of our past. His well-trained eye captured the relics of our ever-changing...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Nov 01, 2009 0 comments

Headwaters: A Journey on Alabama Rivers; photographs by Beth Maynor Young, text by John C. Hall, foreword by Rick Middleton; University of Alabama Press; $39.95; (ISBN-10: 0-8173-1630-2)
If you would like to explore the hidden world of Alabama’s rivers, simply pick up a copy of this book. Photographer Beth Maynor Young’s collection of crystal-clear...

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

Faces Of Hope: Children Of A Changing World; by Alison Wright, foreword by Marian Wright Edelman; New World Library, 14 Pamaron Way, Novato, CA 94949; hard cover; 180 pages; $35; (ISBN 1-57731-223-6)
Even in the poorest of countries, the light of hope still...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments

Lighting And Posing Techniques For Photographing Women; by Norman Phillips; Amherst Media, 128 pages; $34.95; (ISBN-13: 978-1-58428-221-1)
This guide offers a bounty of advice from such talented photographers as Rick Ferro, Tom Lee, Tony Corbell, and Sheila Rutledge to name a few. Norman Phillips uses 240 full-color images from these top professionals...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Aug 01, 2010 0 comments

BetterPhoto Basics: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Taking Photos Like the Pros; by Jim Miotke; Amphoto Books; $21.99; (ISBN: 978-0-8174-0502-1)
Getting started in photography isn’t easy and most books are geared for amateurs who have a certain amount of basic skills and knowledge. The title is an accurate description of this guide because it really...

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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: 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: Aug 01, 2008 0 comments

Dog Days; by Gandee Vasan; Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC, 160 pages; $24.95; (ISBN-13: 978-0-7407-6919-1)
Dogs are truly man's best friend. They're beloved family members, trusted companions, and highly skilled comedians. Their expressive faces mirror our own emotions and endear them to us in so many ways. Gandee Vasan's book does...

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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, 2008 0 comments

The Essence Of Photography; with John Upton, Calumet Imagemaker Series; $39.99; (ISBN: 978-0-9798629-2-2)
Designed for beginners and advanced amateurs, The Essence Of Photography With John Upton is part of Calumet's instructional DVD series. This highly informative video focuses on developing your technical and visual skills. Upton covers a...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Jan 03, 2012 Published: Nov 01, 2011 2 comments
The New Complete Guide to Night and Low-Light Digital Photography: Updated Edition; by Lee Frost; Amphoto Books; $29.99; (ISBN: 978-0-8174-4968-1)
Don’t let low-light conditions cause you to miss another photographic opportunity. This informative guide solves that problem by providing information on gear choices, such as how to pick the right digital camera, lenses, filters, flash, and accessories for the job. Lee Frost then explores the fundamentals of understanding light, metering, exposure, and digital image processing. This wide selection of tips, tricks, and techniques are paired with sample images to make learning fast and easy.

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