Our Beautiful, Fragile World – New Book

Our Beautiful Fragile World

Our Beautiful, Fragile World is a new book from photojournalist Peter Essick, which features images taken while he was on assignment for National Geographic magazine.

“In this book, Essick showcases a diverse series of photographs from some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world and documents major contemporary environmental issues, such as climate change and nuclear waste.

Each photograph is accompanied by informative highlights from the research Essick completed for the story, his personal experiences while on each assignment, as well as commentary on the photographic challenges and decisions made for each image.”

Our Beautiful, Fragile World retails for $34.95; however, it is currently available for $21.38 on Amazon.com.

Canon EOS 70D: From Snapshots to Great Shots – New Book

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Canon EOS 70D: From Snapshots to Great Shots is a new book from photographer Nicole Young.

“This book has one goal: to teach Canon EOS 70D owners how to make great shots using their camera. Starting with the top ten things you need to know about the 70D–charging your battery, setting your ISO, reviewing your photos, and more–professional photographer and author Nicole S. Young then carefully guides you through the modes of the camera, offering practical advice on choosing your settings, expert shooting tips, and end-of-chapter “challenges” to get you up and running with your 70D.”

Canon EOS 70D: From Snapshots to Great Shots retails for $24.99; however, it is currently available for $17.08 on Amazon.com.

Mastering Photoshop Layers – New Book

Mastering Photoshop Layers

Mastering Photoshop Layers is a new book from Juergen Gulbins. “Layers allow for both global and local adjustments to images and can be used to create a number of special effects. Best of all, layers allow for nondestructive editing of your original image. New Photoshop users often see layers as too complicated, and they miss out on the program’s full potential.

This book will remove the confusion factor by providing an in-depth introduction to layers. Clear, step-by-step instructions and illustrations help the reader quickly master the tools that are relevant for photographers.

In this book you will learn about:

• Working with and building multiple layers
• Blending layers and which Options to use
• Using layers to enhance and retouch your images
• Creating and using layer masks
• Creating luminosity and saturation layer masks
• Using Smart Objects and Smart Filters
• Advanced layer techniques
• Time-saving shortcuts, tips, and tricks”

Mastering Photoshop Layers retails for $44.95; however, it is currently available for $31.02 on Amazon.com.

Mastering the Nikon COOLPIX A – New Book

Mastering the Nikon Coolpix A

Mastering the Nikon COOLPIX A is a new book from photographer Darrell Young on the new APS-C format Nikon Coolpix A.

“In this eBook, Darrell helps the user navigate past the confusion that often comes with learning to use complex camera equipment.

This eBook explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual. It includes an in-depth look at the camera’s controls and functions. It guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments, color illustrations, and detailed explanations for each option. Every button, dial, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles.”

Mastering the Nikon COOLPIX A retails for $12.95; however, it is currently available for $9.99 as a Kindle ebook on Amazon.com.

The Traveling Photographer – New Book

The Traveling Photographer

The Traveling Photographer is a new book from photographer Sandra Petrowitz.

“This book combines theoretical information, practical advice, and helpful suggestions for taking better pictures while traveling, whether you are on a local trip, enjoying your annual summer vacation or exploring a more exotic, remote destination. This book includes descriptions for how to carefully compose photos, avoid common mistakes, and achieve a unique perception of places that have been photographed many times before.”

The Traveling Photographer retails for $32.95; however, it is currently available for $24.38 on Amazon.com.

Capture the Magic – New Book

Capture the Magic

Capture the Magic is a new book from photographer Jack Dykinga.

“In this book, author Jack Dykinga teaches the art of creating interesting, well-composed images. He provides solutions to the challenges that often get in the way of producing great photographs and he emphasizes the importance of training the eye to exclude the extraneous.

Examples of strong images are juxtaposed against flawed images, illustrating how to create a successful composition. Topics covered include light and shadow, lens choice, framing, negative space, and many more.”

Capture the Magic retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $29.56 on Amazon.com.

Gregory Heisler: 50 Portraits: Stories and Techniques from a Photographer’s Photographer – New Book

Gregory Heisler Book

50 Portraits: Stories and Techniques from a Photographer’s Photographer is a new book from Gregory Heisler.

From the description:

In this first-ever showcase of his work, Gregory Heisler, one of professional photography’s most respected practitioners, shares 50 iconic portraits of celebrities, athletes, and world leaders, along with fascinating, thoughtful, often humorous stories about how the images were made. From his famously controversial portrait of President George H.W. Bush (which led to the revocation of Heisler’s White House clearance) to his evocative post-9/11 Time magazine cover of Rudolph Giuliani, to stunning portraits of Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Hillary Clinton, Michael Phelps, Muhammad Ali, and many more, Heisler reveals the creative and technical processes that led to each frame.

50 Portraits: Stories and Techniques from a Photographer’s Photographer retails for $40; however, it is currently available for $23.80 on Amazon.com.

Fine Art Printing for Photographers, 3rd Edition – New Book

Fine Art Printing for Photographers

Fine Art Printing for Photographers, 3rd Edition is a new book and latest edition from photographers Uwe Steinmueller and Juergen Gulbins.

“The third edition of this best-selling book provides the necessary foundation for successful fine art printing: the understanding of color management, profiling, paper, and inks. It offers advice on selecting an appropriate printer for long-lasting fine art prints, demonstrates how to set up the printing workflow and select a suitable paper for your subject, and guides you step-by-step through the process of converting an image file to an outstanding fine art print.

This new edition covers the most recent lines of high-end inkjet printers, photo papers, and devices for monitor and printer profiling. It also addresses the printing dialogs and some new features of Photoshop CS6.”

Fine Art Printing for Photographers, 3rd Edition retails for $44.95; however, it is currently available for $31.02 from Amazon.com.

It is also available for $19.95 as a Kindle edition.

Mastering the Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1 – New Book

Mastering the Fuji X-E1 and X-Pro1

Mastering the Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1 is a new book from photographer Rico Pfirstinger.

“Readers will learn about the features and capabilities of these cameras and will discover numerous tips and tricks for how to maximize their potential. The book also covers lenses and key accessories, as well as various post-processing options.”

Mastering the Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1 retails for $29.95; however, it is currently available for $21.64 from Amazon.com.