Ten Photo Assignments is a new book from Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler. “This book provides real-world assignments that guide prospective photographers to a true understanding and mastery of the craft. Each assignment includes a list of goals, detailed instructions, illustrations, and examples. Individual assignments build on one another, allowing your mastery to grow as the book continues.”
The Art of Photographic Lighting is a new book from photographer Eib Eibelshaeuser. From the description, “In this book you will learn how light and shadow can be used to compose photographs. Example images and diagrams illustrate lighting concepts and demonstrate how different sources of light affect a subject.”
The Art of Photographic Lighting retails for $44.95; however, it is currently available for $24.52 on Amazon.com.
In the book, Jeff covers the Photoshop Elements workflow from intake to print and web output. “He covers the key software features that affect and improve your image, including: removing blemishes with the Spot Healing Brush, using masks to isolate effects, sharpening with High Pass, darkening blue skies and using gradients, creating black and white images, going wide with a Panorama, and removing people with Photomerge Scene Cleaner.”
Photoshop Elements: From Snapshots to Great Shots retails for $24.99; however, it is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com for only $14.48.
The NASA Astronaut’s Photography Manual is a concise 40 page manual that covers all you need to know for your next vacation on the Moon. [Read more…]
Mastering the Nikon D7000 is a new book from Darrell Young. “The book explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual. It guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option.”