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C.A. Boylan Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

Step-By-Step Digital Photography: A Guide For Beginners, Second Edition; by Jack and Sue Drafahl, Amherst Media; 112 pages; $14.95; (ISBN 1-58428-141-3)
Legions of amateur photographers are ready to join the digital revolution and manufacturers have answered the call with a wide variety of cameras to get them started. Professional photojournalists...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Feb 01, 2005 0 comments

Portrait Photography: The Art Of Seeing Light; by Don Blair with Peter Skinner, Amherst Media, Inc., 175 Rano Street, Suite 200, Buffalo, NY 14207; soft cover; 128 pages; $29.95; (ISBN 1-58428-131-6)
Successful manipulation of light is a technique that photographers must master to capture magnificent portraits and legendary portrait photographer Don...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: 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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Joe Farace Posted: 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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C.A. Boylan Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

In My Mind's Eye: Seeing In Black And White; by Charlie Waite; Guild of Master Craftsman, Distributed by Sterling Publishing Co. Inc., 387 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016; hard cover; 120 pages; $40; (ISBN 1-86108-282-7)
Charlie Waite has earned a highly dignified reputation for his beautiful landscapes and this book explores an...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

The Fine Artist's Guide To Marketing And Self-Promotion: Revised Edition; by Julius Vitali; Allworth Press, 10 East 23rd Street, Suite 510, New York, NY 10010; soft cover; 256 pages; $19.95; (ISBN 1-58115-281-7)
Artists often find it difficult to reach their...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

Mastering Digital Photography And Imaging; by Peter K. Burian; Sybex Inc., 1151 Marina Village Parkway, Alameda, CA 94501; soft cover; 271 pages; $29.99; (ISBN 0-7821-4290-7)
Since digital technology is rapidly becoming more affordable and producing...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Jun 01, 2004 0 comments

Through The Lens: National Geographic Greatest Photographs; National Geographic Books, 1145 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036; hard cover; 504 pages; $30; (ISBN 0-7922-6164-X)

This glorious title from National Geographic features 250 images...

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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, 2004 0 comments

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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Joe Farace Posted: 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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C.A. Boylan Posted: 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 Posted: Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

The Sacred Balance: A Visual Celebration Of Our Place In Nature; by David Suzuki and Amanda McConnell with Maria DeCambra; Greystone Books, 2323 Quebec Street, Suite 201, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 4S7; hard cover; 151 pages; $30; (ISBN 1-55054-966-9)
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C.A. Boylan Posted: Oct 01, 2003 1 comments

Perfect Exposure; by Jim Zuckerman, Writer's Digest Books, 4700 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236; soft cover; 160 pages; $27.99; (ISBN 1-58297-126-9)
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn the fine points of exposure with the expert help of Jim...

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

Classic Nude Photography Techniques And Images; by Peter & Alice Gowland; Amherst Media, PO Box 586, Buffalo, NY 14226; soft cover; 124 pages; $29.95; (ISBN 1-58428-040-9)
The beautiful images of Peter Gowland are legendary and this book offers a...

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