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Scott Bourne Sk... Jan 18, 2012 Published: Dec 01, 2011 1 comments
While it’s true that anyone can buy a professional-quality camera, the necessary business skills for running a successful photography venture are often overlooked. Thousands of aspiring professionals falter because they lack the skills to turn their dreams into a profitable business. GOING PRO: How to Make the Leap from Aspiring to Professional Photographer (Amphoto Books; $29.99) is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide for beginning photographers on how to launch a business in any genre of professional photography.
Gregory Heisler Mar 25, 2014 Published: Feb 01, 2014 0 comments
Widely regarded as “a photographer’s photographer,” Gregory Heisler has been described as having “the mind of a scientist, the heart of a journalist, and the eye of an artist.” Known for his candor, humor, and generosity as a teacher, he is able to convey the most complex photographic concepts simply and elegantly. In the long-awaited Gregory Heisler: 50 Portraits (Amphoto Books, October 22, 2013, $40) he takes us on a guided tour of his innovative editorial images and iconic portraits, engagingly illuminated by his insightful and highly personal perspective.
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Joe Farace Dec 01, 2006 0 comments

"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."
--Mark Twain

Even with the massive sale of US book publishers to foreign companies and the payment of million dollar advances to authors whose books don't sell, 2006 produced more and better digital imaging books since I started this annual feature. This current generation of...

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C.A. Boylan Dec 01, 2006 0 comments

A gift guide for the photographer in your life (or a hint for those who don't know what accessory you want this holiday season).

Each year we present our annual guide to some of the best photography and imaging books published in the past year. This year's selection spans a wide variety of monographs, essays, and contemplations on the state of the world, all...

Book Reviews, Features
Joe Farace Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

I 've always loved books. The most exciting day of my life was when Sister Mary Anthony took St. Catherine of Sienna's second grade class on a field trip to a library. Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library was the first public library in America and although this branch, just...

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Joe Farace 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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Joe Farace 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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Joe Farace Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

Holiday Digital Books Imaging Software

Photoshop 7 Artistry, Mastering The Digital Image; by Barry Haynes and Wendy Crumpler. Published by New Riders, 201 West 103rd St., Indianapolis, IN 46290;

Book Reviews, Features
C.A. Boylan Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

I must say that this past year produced a truly wonderful assortment of titles and since it's holiday time, I present a collection of a few of the finest photography books of 2003 as my gift to you. I hope you find them to be as inspiring and creatively enlightening as I did.

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C.A. Boylan Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

Holiday Photography Books

Illustra: Portrait Of Rutgers: foreword by Robert Pinsky; Rutgers University Press, 100 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854; hardcover; 174 pages; $39.95; (ISBN 0-8135-3083-0)

With its long and...

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C.A. Boylan 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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C.A. Boylan 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 Mar 07, 2014 0 comments
Hotel Mariachi: Urban Space And Cultural Heritage In Los Angeles; by Catherine L. Kurland and Enrique R. Lamadrid, photographs by Miguel A. Gandert, Introduction by Evangeline Ordaz-Molina; University Of New Mexico Press; $29.95; (ISBN: 978-0-8263-5372-6)
East Los Angeles is virtually alive with Latin culture, pulsing to the red-hot beat of the music and glowing with all of its vibrant colors. Such is the world in which you’ll find the famous Mariachi Plaza de Los Angeles, a very popular gathering place for Mariachi bands for over 50 years. It is located near the Boyle Hotel—it was constructed in 1889 by one of author Catherine Lopez Kurland’s ancestors—the landmark hotel marks the gateway to East Los Angeles. Known as the “Hotel Mariachi” the building resonates with decades of music and that is what makes it dear to the residents of the neighborhood.

Book Reviews, Lighting
Kevin Kubota Oct 12, 2012 Published: Sep 01, 2012 14 comments
Kevin Kubota is an internationally recognized speaker who has presented programs for every major photographic convention in the US. His Kubota Image Tools have won numerous “Hot One” awards and his Digital Photography Bootcamp workshops, and book by the same name, have been recognized as high energy creative environments in which photographers come away inspired and educated about the great creative potential of their work. In his new book, Kevin Kubota’s Lighting Notebook (2011, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISBN: 978-1-118-03510-8), Kubota shares creative lighting techniques that help create mood, define the subject, and give unique dimension to your images. In this excerpt we show but two of the 101 teaching lessons in this handsomely done and fully illustrated 298-page book.—Editor

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Staff Feb 04, 2013 Published: Dec 01, 2012 0 comments
Colors define a lot about our world and ourselves—the season, our personalities and moods can be reflected in the colors surrounding us. National Geographic Books is showcasing the power of colors in a stunning new photography book, Life in Color: National Geographic Photographs (National Geographic Books; ISBN: 978-1-4262-0962-8; on sale now; $40 hardcover) with a foreword by designer Jonathan Adler.