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Jeff Wignall Posted: Mar 01, 2010 0 comments

The following is a book excerpt from Jeff Wignall’s new book “Winning Digital Photo Contests.” Have you ever daydreamed about having your photo featured in a major publication, or displayed on a giant screen in Times Square? Do you want to compete for top prizes and worldwide recognition? Digital photo competitions are everywhere and this in-depth guide will show you how to find...

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Lou Jones and Bob Keenan and Steve Ostrowski Posted: Mar 01, 2010 0 comments

“The difficult chore of lighting has been made easier using speedlights. Speedlights have the capability of being used wirelessly, automatically, and without additional accessories.

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Norman McGrath Posted: Feb 01, 2010 6 comments

This is an excerpt from Norman McGrath’s “Architectural Photography: Professional Techniques for Shooting Interior and Exterior Spaces”, a definitive and up-to-date guide to modern architectural photography.

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

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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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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Jan 01, 2010 0 comments

Eventually the upper basin states of Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming, to hold back water from the lower basin states of Nevada, Arizona, and California, began in 1956 to build the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River.

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C.A. Boylan Posted: 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 Posted: Dec 01, 2009 2 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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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2009 0 comments

Growing up there were few books in my house—I learned to read from newspapers—and the only one I remember seeing was my Dad’s copy of Richard Henry Dana, Jr.’s Two Years Before the Mast.

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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: 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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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 http://oreilly.com. 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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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: 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 Posted: 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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