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 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 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 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 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 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.