Book Reviews

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, and accessories, then moves on to show you how to put it all to good use in various environments. He finishes off with tips on printing, framing, and sharing the fruits of your artistic adventures with others.

Apollo: Through the Eyes of the Astronauts; foreword by Stephen Hawking and Lucy Hawking, edited by Robert Jacobs, Michael Cabbage, Constance Moore, and Bertram Ulrich; Abrams; $24.95; (ISBN: 978-0-8109-2146-7)
July 20, 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11’s moon landing. This book was created to celebrate this glorious moment in American history. It offers the reader a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse at the various Apollo missions with the aid of 80 full-color images and stories from the astronauts who lived this incredible adventure.

Prelude Lake; photography by Bryan Rich White; Nitescapes 3-D Publishing, LLC; $49.95; (ISBN: 978-0-9820149-0-5)
3D has found its way back into the mainstream and this book is a fine example of today’s take on this technology. It contains a beautiful collection of 75 large prints by photographer Bryan Rich White that are accompanied by two smaller versions set side by side. These shots are meant to be viewed with the 3D fuser glasses packaged with the book. The glasses make the images pop off the page for a unique and fun experience. An audio CD of space music by Jonn Serrie also comes with the book and is meant to provide a full range of sensory experience for the reader to enjoy.

The Photographer’s Guide to Making Money: 150 Ideas for Cutting Costs and Boosting Profits; by Karen Dórame; Amherst Media; $34.95; (ISBN-13: 978-1-58428-257-0)
In these difficult economic times it just makes good business sense to find ways to cut costs and increase your profits. This guide contains tips from over a dozen professional photographers that can help you save money, boost exposure, and find deals on studio equipment. Karen Dórame even includes a chapter on using free websites, blogs, and various other Internet resources to promote your business and stay ahead of the crowd.