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C.A. Boylan May 01, 2009 0 comments

Over: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point; by Alex S. MacLean, introduction by Bill McKibben; Abrams; $45; (ISBN: 978-0-8109-7145-5)
Photographer, author, and pilot Alex S. MacLean has been capturing the ever-changing face of America’s landscape from the air for over 20 years. His goal is to examine the complex balance between manmade and natural...

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C.A. Boylan Jun 01, 2009 0 comments

LIFE with Mother; by the Editors of LIFE Books; Time Inc. Home Entertainment; $17.95; (ISBN 10: 1-60320-057-6)
This little book features a lovely collection of candid images in black and white and color that explore the ever-lasting bond between mother and child. Captured around the world, the images evoke the same feelings of safety, comfort, and joy, which is...

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C.A. Boylan 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 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 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 Jan 01, 2010 0 comments

The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants; by Wolfgang Stuppy, Rob Kesseler, and Madeline Harley; Firefly Books; $29.95; (ISBN: 978-1-55407-533-1)
Seeds, fruit, and pollen take on a strange almost alien form when seen in an extreme close-up view. The minute abstract details that were once hidden from our eyes are revealed in this collection of crisp and vibrantly...

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C.A. Boylan Feb 01, 2010 0 comments

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C.A. Boylan Mar 01, 2010 0 comments

Empty Quarter: A Photographic Journey to the Heart of the Arabian Desert; by George Steinmetz; Abrams; $40; (ISBN: 978-0-8109-8381-6)
Aerial photographer George Steinmetz captured this breathtaking collection of 150 full-color images while strapped from the harness of a motorized paraglider drifting hundreds of feet above the blazing hot sand. His bravery offered...

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C.A. Boylan 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 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 Feb 01, 2011 0 comments

American Modern: Documentary Photography by Abbott, Evans, and Bourke-White; by Sharon Corwin, Jessica May, and Terri Weissman; University of California Press; $39.95; (ISBN: 978-0-520265-62-2)
American Modern explores the innovative reinvention of documentary photography that took place in the 1930s. Images crafted by noted photographers Berenice Abbott, Walker...

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C.A. Boylan Mar 01, 2011 3 comments

The Art of a Wedding: How to Get Award Winning Photos at Every Wedding!; by Cherie Steinberg Coté of CherieFoto; www.bridaltipsbycheriefoto.com; $14.95.
In this informative eBook Cherie Steinberg Coté explains to brides why choosing the right photographer and knowing what you want is...

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C.A. Boylan 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 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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C.A. Boylan Jun 29, 2012 Published: May 01, 2012 2 comments
Photography and the Art of Seeing: A Visual Perception Workshop for Film and Digital Photography, Fourth Edition; by Freeman Patterson; Firefly Books Ltd.; $24.95; (ISBN-10: 1-55407-980-2)
Author Freeman Patterson created this guide as a workshop designed specifically to train you to see artistically, to allow your eyes to pick out those special colors, shapes, and fine details that others would normally miss in order to find the art in the everyday objects that surround us. He provides a variety of tips and examples that help you think creatively and find ways to express your imagination in a unique and purely visual way. This is a wonderful resource for those who desire to expand their horizons and take their photography to the next level of creativity.