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C.A. Boylan  |  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...

C.A. Boylan  |  Nov 01, 2005  |  0 comments

Digital Photo Art: Transform Your Images With Traditional And Contemporary Art Techniques; by Theresa Airey, Lark Books; 208 pages; $29.95; (ISBN 1-57990-580-3)
This fascinating guide explores the ways in which computer technology can be harnessed to transform your images into amazing works of digital art. The various mixed media techniques utilize...

C.A. Boylan  |  Jun 29, 2012  |  First Published: May 01, 2012  |  1 comments
Photography and the Art of Seeing: A Visual Perception Workshop for Film and Digital Photography, Fourth Edition; by Freeman Patterson; Firefly Books Ltd.; $24.95; (ISBN-10: 1-55407-980-2)
Author Freeman Patterson created this guide as a workshop designed specifically to train you to see artistically, to allow your eyes to pick out those special colors, shapes, and fine details that others would normally miss in order to find the art in the everyday objects that surround us. He provides a variety of tips and examples that help you think creatively and find ways to express your imagination in a unique and purely visual way. This is a wonderful resource for those who desire to expand their horizons and take their photography to the next level of creativity.

C.A. Boylan  |  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...

C.A. Boylan  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  0 comments

The World Of Lith Printing: The Best Of Traditional Darkroom And Digital Lith Printing Techniques; by Tim Rudman; Argentum, 160 pages; $24.95; (ISBN-13: 978-1-902538-45-7)
Most photographers are fascinated by Lith printing process because it produces amazing results. In this book, Tim Rudman explores recent developments in techniques and materials...

C.A. Boylan  |  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...

C.A. Boylan  |  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...

C.A. Boylan  |  Jun 01, 2003  |  0 comments

Reefs And Rain Forests

Reefs And Rain Forests: The Natural Heritage of Malaysian Borneo; by Murray S. Kaufman; Reefs And Rain Forests Publications, 608 North Sierra Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; hard cover; 276 pages; $49.95; (ISBN 0-9710655-0-0)
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C.A. Boylan  |  Nov 01, 2007  |  0 comments

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Warriors: A Photographic History by Gertrude Käsebier; by Michelle Delaney; Smithsonian Books, 160 pages; $34.95; (ISBN: 978-0-06-112977-3)
In 1898 New York photographer Gertrude Käsebier became fascinated by the proud Sioux performers of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Their breathtaking stunts...

C.A. Boylan  |  Mar 01, 2006  |  1 comments

The Andes: As The Condor Flies; by Tui De Roy, published by Firefly Books, 160 pages; $35; (ISBN 1-55407-070-8)
Tui De Roy is a skillful award-winning writer and photographer who has explored the vast expanse of the Andes mountains since she was a teen-ager. Her amazing adventures in this rugged landscape have inspired the eloquent words and...

C.A. Boylan  |  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...

C.A. Boylan  |  Sep 06, 2011  |  First Published: Jul 01, 2011  |  0 comments
Doug Box’s Flash Photography: On- and Off-Camera Techniques for Digital Photographers; by Doug Box; Amherst Media; $34.95; (ISBN: 978-1-608952-58-8)
Many beginners find that learning to properly use flash can be a complicated task. This guide takes the mystery out of the process by providing a wide variety of helpful tips and tricks for both on- and off-camera flash. Professional photographer Doug Box explores everything from bounce flash and light modifiers to sync cords, slaves, and wireless triggers. He also provides advice on working with flash in mixed lighting situations and using flash to create perfect portraits. Box supplies all the information you’ll need to harness the power of light and take your images to the next level.

C.A. Boylan  |  Aug 29, 2012  |  First Published: Jul 01, 2012  |  24 comments
Black and White Step by Step; by Roger Hicks and Frances Schultz; $9.99; e-book; www.rogerandfrances.com.
This is one of the many new e-books from noted photography team Roger Hicks and Frances Schultz. Overflowing with plenty of sample images, the book begins with a review of the basics like choosing the right camera and lens, film, using 35mm, medium and large format, exposure, and filters. It then moves on to explain basic and advanced film development, chemicals, printing materials and technique. Hicks and Schultz provide a wealth of pro-quality advice and easy-to-understand lessons that are certain to help you not only understand but master black-and-white photography to take your work to the next level.

C.A. Boylan  |  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...

C.A. Boylan  |  Jul 01, 2010  |  0 comments

Hidden Napa Valley; photographs by Wes Walker, introduction by Linda Reiff, edited by Peter Beren; Welcome Books; $19.95; (ISBN: 978-1-59962-080-0)
Explore the lush green and fertile landscape of California’s Napa Valley with noted photographer Wes Walker. For this book he assembled a beautiful collection of well-crafted images that tell the story of the rich...

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