GIMP 2.8 for Photographers – New Book

GIMP Book

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers is a new book from designer and photographer Klaus Goelker, which teaches photographers how to leverage the open source GIMP 2.8, which runs on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows, as an alternative to Photoshop.

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers is a beginner’s guide to the GIMP; topics include the new user interface and tools, the basics of image editing and simple adjustments, advanced techniques using layers and masks, developing RAW images, working with the improved text tool, and preparing high-quality black-and-white images.

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $23.11 on Amazon.com.

It is also available as a Kindle Edition for $16.95 here on Amazon.

Photography Q&A: 100 Questions and Answers with Zack Arias – New Book

Photography Q&A 100 Questions and Answers with Zack Arias

Photography Q&A: 100 Questions and Answers is a new book that is the product of Zack Arias’ Q&A tumblr, on which he has answered more than a thousand photography-related questions. The book culls down to more than 100 of the top questions he’s answered.

Photography Q&A: 100 Questions and Answers retails for $29.99; however, it is currently available for pre-order on Amazon for $16.80.

Photographic Visions – New Book

Photographic Visions

Photographic Visions is a new book curated from user galleries at 1x.com.

“To create this volume, the curators of the online gallery 1x.com selected 95 stunning images from the thousands of amazing images found on their website. The images in the book are by previously unknown photographers from across the globe. The photographic genres in this book are varied, and there is something for every type of photographic interest, from portraits to landscapes to abstracts. Each image is accompanied by information about the photographer, the vision and story behind the image, and details about the techniques and tools used to capture and process the image.”

Photographic Visions retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $21.07 on Amazon.com.

The Handbook of Bird Photography – New Book

The Handbook of Bird Photography

The Handbook of Bird Photography is a new book from photographers Bence Mate, Jari Peltomäki and Markus Varesvuo.

“In this book, you’ll learn about all of the elements that lead to a great bird photograph, including:

  • The bird photographer’s equipment
  • Shooting techniques: exposure, focus, how to show movement and freeze action, etc.
  • In the field: bird behavior, hides, and how to attract birds
  • How to use light and compose and crop images
  • The best sites for finding and photographing birds”

The Handbook of Bird Photography retails for $49.95; however, it is currently available for $26.35 on Amazon.com. It is also available as a Kindle edition for only $9.99.

The Minimalist Photographer – New Book

 The Minimalist Photographer

The Minimalist Photographer is a new book from photographer Steve Johnson.

” The Minimalist Photographer covers photography from a minimalist perspective, proving that it is possible to take excellent photographs with relatively cheap equipment. The minimalist process emphasizes the importance of knowing what you want to achieve as a photographer and choosing the most effective equipment, subject matter, and approach to meet your goals. The minimalist photographer works with the idea that the brain and the eye are far more important than the camera.”

The Minimalist Photographer retails for $32.95; however, it is currently available for $17.38 at Amazon.com. The Minimalist Photographer is also available in a Kindle edition.

Mastering the Nikon D600 – New Book

D600 Book

Mastering the Nikon D600 is a new book from photographer Darrell Young, who has authored several other books in this series on Nikon DSLRs.

“This 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. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles.”

Mastering the Nikon D600 retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $21.07 from Amazon.com.

Sony NEX-6: From Snapshots to Great Shots – New Book

Sony NEX-6 From Snapshots to Great Shots

Sony NEX-6: From Snapshots to Great Shots is a new book from Jerod Foster for users of the new Sony NEX-6 mirrorless camera.

The book allows you to “[f]ollow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, pro photographer Jerod Foster, and you will:

  • Set up fast and learn the top ten things about shooting with the Sony NEX-6
  • Understand the photographic basics of composition, focus, and depth of field
  • Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits
  • Find out how to create images in low light
  • Use the HD video capability for recording memorable live action
  • Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter”

Sony NEX-6: From Snapshots to Great Shots retails for $24.99; however, it is currently available for $14.88 on Amazon.com.

Pricing Photography: The Complete Guide to Assignment and Stock Prices – New Book

Pricing Photography

Pricing Photography: The Complete Guide to Assignment and Stock Prices is a new book in its fourth edition from freelance photographers Michal Heron and David MacTavish.

“Written by successful freelance photographers, this classic trade reference tool provides photographers with a wealth of time-tested information on everything from estimating prices, identifying pricing factors, and negotiating fair deals. Topics discussed include:

  • Practical information on the economics of photography
  • Cutting-edge negotiation techniques
  • Pricing guidance for photography buyers
  • How to structure prices to fit any type of market and usage
  • How to define prices to fit any type of market and usage
  • How to define prices in a way that guarantees long-term profitability
  • The specifics of pricing electronic media”

Pricing Photography: The Complete Guide to Assignment and Stock Prices retails for $29.95; however, it is currently available for $18.18 on Amazon.com.

The Digital Zone System – New Book

The Digital Zone System

The Digital Zone System is a new book from photographer Robert Fisher.

“The Digital Zone System (DZS) is an innovative methodology for editing digital images that mimics the Zone System created by Ansel Adams. With this book, author Robert Fisher presents a practical guide for editing digital images with a level of control previously unattainable without significant manual work. He walks the reader through the background of Adams’s original Zone System and points out similarities to current digital processes, including Expose to the Right (ETTR) and high dynamic range imaging (HDRI).”

The Digital Zone System retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $22.29 on Amazon.com.

The Digital Zone System is also available in a Kindle Edition.

Masterclass: Professional Studio Photography – New Book

Masterclass: Professional Studio Photography

Masterclass: Professional Studio Photography is a new book from professional photographer Dennis Savini.

“The book provides a comprehensive workshop on studio photography for professionals and aspiring professionals, and reveals the tips, tricks, and secrets the author has discovered throughout his career. The book covers an array of photographic subjects, including still life, industry, technology, food, jewelry, portrait photography, and more.”

Masterclass: Professional Studio Photography retails for $59.95; however, it is currently available for $34.36 on Amazon.com.