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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 15, 2014 0 comments

From the late 1940s through the 1960s (the golden age of advertising), noted photographer William Helburn was the popular choice for the top advertising agencies in New York City. He was a photographic pioneer who helped to revolutionize the advertising business—ushering in a more modern look—but after the 1960s he simply seemed to vanish.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 31, 2014 0 comments

Photographer Bunny Yeager first attained fame as a beautiful and popular pin-up model in her own right—one of the most photographed in Miami. Upon retiring from her successful first career in front of the lens, Yeager soon embarked upon a new endeavor by expertly transitioning from subject to artist.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 11, 2014 0 comments

Each year an ancient dry lakebed called the playa in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert is home to the popular Burning Man arts festival.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 29, 2014 0 comments

Fashion has many faces, from the normal casual outfit of jeans and tops to the extremes of fanciful designer creations. Fashion photography captures it all but the vision we see in the hottest magazines (rather than store advertisements) is often associated with the avant-garde runway style. In Fashion Photography Next by Magdalene Keaney, the viewer is presented with images that can be best described as bold and ultra modern (even a bit strange but always wonderfully memorable).

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 28, 2014 0 comments

San Francisco-based photographer Richard Nagler’s career spans nearly 40 years and in that time, his images have become a treasured part of many private and public collections. For this latest book project, titled Looking At Art: The Art Of Looking, Nagler stationed himself in front of various art works in museums across the globe.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 25, 2014 0 comments

If you’re an absolute beginner at photography and want to take great photos of your family then “Your Family in Pictures: The Parents Guide to Photographing Holidays, Family Portraits and Everyday Life” by Me Ra Koh is the ideal guide for you.

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

Giving and receiving photography books can yield benefits all around. They can serve as inspiration for you and other photographers in your family and circle of friends.

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

Photography books make wonderful gifts because they have the unique power to educate as well as entertain. Some take us on amazing adventures. Some fill us with emotion and others teach us new techniques that raise our work to the next level.

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Nick Onken Posted: Jul 01, 2010 0 comments

The following is an excerpt from Photo Trekking: A Traveling Photographer’s Guide to Capturing Moments Around the World (ISBN: 978-0-8174-3280-5). Copyright © 2010 by Nick Onken. Published by Amphoto Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.—Editor

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Jack Reznicki Posted: Apr 01, 2011 3 comments

The following is a brief excerpt from Photographer’s Survival Manual: A Legal Guide for Artists in the Digital Age. While it’s great to spend all your time making great images, the reality of the photo business and the legal aspects of the trade are an essential part of the knowledge required to succeed. Written by experienced photo pro Jack Reznicki and trial lawyer and member of the NY Bar Ed...

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Juergen Gulbins & Rainer Gulbins Posted: Sep 01, 2009 0 comments

Editor’s Note: This excerpt is taken from “Photographic Multishot Techniques” written by Juergen Gulbins and Rainer Gulbins, published by Rocky Nook, Inc., and available in bookstores and online bookstores, including Filled with hands-on guides, the book includes techniques for HDR imaging, super-resolution, focus stacking, and stitching of images. Tools used...

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Joey L. Foreword by David Hobby Posted: Apr 11, 2013 Published: Mar 01, 2013 0 comments
Serious amateur and professional photographers get a master class in lighting and portrait techniques from acclaimed photographer Joey L. in Photographing Shadow and Light (Amphoto Books, on sale $29.99). In this behind-the-lens guide, Joey L., arguably the most exciting young talent in professional photography today, shares anecdotes, techniques, lighting diagrams, and postproduction notes for a wide range of his commercial and personal work.
Harold Davis Posted: May 30, 2013 Published: May 01, 2013 0 comments
Photographing Waterdrops is a beautifully illustrated how-to photography guide that serves as both a technical tutorial and visual photography inspiration. Its collection of imagery explores the world within the tiniest droplets of water. Written by award-winning photographer Harold Davis, author of more than 30 books including the bestselling title, Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis, this photography book is intended to offer a fresh, creative perspective into the dynamic possibilities of natural waterdrop photography. Davis draws from his professional expertise and artistic perspective to offer advice on capturing extraordinary waterdrop compositions. Readers learn how to use light and reflections to their advantage, which tools and equipment work best for macro photography, and how to perfect their waterdrop shots both before and after shooting.
Robert Hirsch Posted: Jan 30, 2015 0 comments

The recent book Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960 is a groundbreaking survey of significant work and ideas by imagemakers who have pushed beyond the boundaries of photography as a window on our material world. These artists represent a diverse group of curious experimentalists who have propelled the medium’s evolution by visualizing their subject matter as it originates from their mind’s eye. Many favor the historical techniques commonly known as alternative photographic processes, but all these makers demonstrate that the real alternative is found in their mental approach and not in their use of physical methods.

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Jon Canfield Posted: Feb 01, 2010 0 comments

The following is an excerpt from “Camera Raw 101: Better Photos with Photoshop, Elements, and Lightroom” by Jon Canfield. This is a revision of the popular introductory book on using Adobe Camera Raw and is updated to include all of the new Raw image-processing features in Photoshop CS4 and Elements 7. Because the Raw-processing features are identical in Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 2...


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