The Photographer’s Book Shelf

Cats 24/7: Extraordinary Photographs Of Wonderful Cats; by Rick Smolan and David Elliot Cohen, Chronicle Books; 192 pages; $24.95; (ISBN 0-8118-4815-9) & Dogs 24/7: Extraordinary Photographs Of Wonderful Dogs; 192 pages; $24.95; (ISBN 0-8118-4816-7)
This book happily celebrates the special bond we have with cats who share our homes. It contains over 500 color images of these comical, quizzical, lovable animals at their very best. The title also offers an inexpensive and easy way to personalize your copy with a digital image of your own pet on the book's cover.

This companion book features our canine friends. There are countless reasons why dogs hold the esteemed title of man's best friend and this wonderful collection of 500 images takes that message to heart. Big or small, worker or house pet, each shot is a candid look at our pooch pals enjoying life to the fullest. The title also provides the opportunity to put your own pet's picture on the cover, visit for more details.

From The Inside: Linkin Park's Meteora; text by Steve Baltin, photography by Greg Watermann, Introduction by Linkin Park's Phoenix, Foreword by David Fricke, Bradson Press; 192 pages; $26.95;
(ISBN 0-960-35741-6)

Linkin Park is a band that is famous for their music and dedication to their fans. This titles provides a unique behind-the-scenes look at the band during the tour for their second album, Meteora. It documents the making of the album, creation of the videos, as well as the ups and downs of touring across the globe. It's an amazing adventure and a revealing look at these hard working artists.

Lighting Techniques For Fashion And Glamour Photography; by Stephen A. Dantzig, PsyD, Amherst Media; 128 pages; $29.95; (ISBN 1-58428-147-2)
Light sets the mood while bringing out the best in your model so it's important to master the fine points of lighting in order to achieve top quality results. In this guide, professional photographer Stephen Dantzig begins with the basics of light theory then moves on to metering for digital and film, controlling color, studio and location techniques, tips for headshots and the best ways to work with models. He also provides 140 color sample images that make each lesson simple to understand and duplicate on your own.

Professional Model Portfolios: A Step-By-Step Guide For Photographers; by Billy Pegram, Amherst Media; 128 pages; $29.95; (ISBN 1-58428-137-5)
With this easy to use guide you will explore the fine points of creating a cutting edge fashion model portfolio for your clients. Pegram expertly teaches you the best ways to utilize a wide range of looks to emphasize the clients versatility and create other promotional materials that are certain to boost any new models career.