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C.A. Boylan Posted: Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

Reefs And Rain Forests

Reefs And Rain Forests: The Natural Heritage of Malaysian Borneo; by Murray S. Kaufman; Reefs And Rain Forests Publications, 608 North Sierra Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; hard cover; 276 pages; $49.95; (ISBN 0-9710655-0-0)
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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: Sep 01, 2009 0 comments

Digital Outdoor Photography; by Stan Trzoniec; Xlibris; $61.99; (ISBN: 1-4415-0943-7)
Photographer, teacher, and author Stan Trzoniec used his years of professional experience to create this highly informative guide on capturing stunning outdoor shots with your digital camera. In the first few chapters he offers valuable advice on choosing the right camera, lenses...

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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: Oct 01, 2009 0 comments

Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Studio Photography; by Kirk Tuck; Amherst Media; $34.95; (ISBN-13: 978-1-58428-250-1)
Photographer Kirk Tuck uses his years of professional experience to take an in-depth look at studio photography. He dispels the myths by providing advice on purchasing the proper lighting equipment, even if you happen to be on a...

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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: Aug 29, 2012 Published: Jul 01, 2012 30 comments
Black and White Step by Step; by Roger Hicks and Frances Schultz; $9.99; e-book; www.rogerandfrances.com.
This is one of the many new e-books from noted photography team Roger Hicks and Frances Schultz. Overflowing with plenty of sample images, the book begins with a review of the basics like choosing the right camera and lens, film, using 35mm, medium and large format, exposure, and filters. It then moves on to explain basic and advanced film development, chemicals, printing materials and technique. Hicks and Schultz provide a wealth of pro-quality advice and easy-to-understand lessons that are certain to help you not only understand but master black-and-white photography to take your work to the next level.

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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, 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: 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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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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