Amazon is offering an extra 30% off any book when use the promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout through December 1, 2014. This applies to printed books shipped from and sold by Amazon.com, but that collection is huge. I’ve already taken advantage of that deal myself. You can find all the details here on Amazon.com.
Photography as Meditation is a new book from photographer Torsten Andreas Hoffman.
In this book, Torsten Andreas Hoffmann explores an approach to artistic photography based on Japanese Zen Philosophy. Meditation and photography have much in common: both are based in the present moment, both require complete focus, and both are most successful when the mind is free from distracting thoughts. Hoffman shows how meditation can lead to the source of inspiration.
The goal of this book is to develop your photographic expression. It provides enrichment for photographers who believe that only technical mastery produces great images and shows how important it is to engage with your own awareness to act creatively.
Photography as Meditation retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $28.03 on Amazon.com.
Photographic Composition is a new book from Art Academy professor Albrecht Rissler, who “believes that a firm understanding of image design is as important as having an observant eye or having the technical knowledge to operate a camera. Photographic Composition presents the most important concepts of image design and offers 250 beautiful photographs to illustrate these concepts. By applying these concepts to your own work, you will greatly improve your photographic eye and your ability to compose an ideal image.”
Photographic Composition retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $28.03 on Amazon.com.
Photoshop CC and Lightroom: A Photographer’s Handbook is a new book from photographer and Adobe Certified Instructor Stephen Laskevitch.
This book is “a guide for a clear, effective workflow for editing photographs in the 2014 release of Photoshop CC and its companions: Bridge, Camera Raw, and Lightroom 5. Focusing on the critical elements of a workflow, this book is designed to get you working quickly. The various applications are presented side-by-side so that a user of one can learn how to use the others. If you’re a new user, this book will be your roadmap.”
Photoshop CC and Lightroom: A Photographer’s Handbook retails for $44.95; however, it is currently available for $31.18 on Amazon.com.
The book is also available as a Kindle Edition for $29.62.
Underwater Photography is a new book from photographer Tobias Friedrich.
Underwater photography is a fascinating pursuit for those who aspire to capture the magical world found within our oceans and bring it to the surface. In this book, award-winning photographer Tobias Friedrich teaches us how to create stunning underwater images, covering everything from the equipment needed, to creating powerful compositions, to processing the final image. He uses case studies to show how his own images were created, and provides detailed explanations for specific techniques that can be applied to your very next dive.
Underwater Photography retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $28.03 on Amazon.com.